Owais Khan, PhD

Owais Khan, PhD

Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering,
Ryerson University

Healing Broken Hearts with Computer Simulations

Coronary artery disease is the #1 killer globally. Coronary arteries supply heart muscles with oxygenated blood. Due to various risk factors, these arteries can become clogged, called stenosis, and reduce oxygen supply to heart muscles, which leads to lethal heart attacks.

He will develop a computational model to stimulate blood flow in heart patients’ coronary arteries with a view to assisting clinicians in deciding optimal treatment for patients. Dr. Khan is a 2016 Mitacs Globalink Award Winner.

Recipient of a Banting-Mitacs Discovery Award.