Dr. Whitlock is a Principal Investigator for the Cardiovascular Surgery program at the Population Health Research Institute. Dr. Whitlock is currently an Associate Professor within the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Health Research Methodology and Clinical Epidemiology and a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. He completed his Medical Degree from the University of Toronto, and his residency in cardiac surgery and fellowship in critical care medicine at McMaster University.
Dr. Whitlock has been awarded many honors for his various accomplishments including the Ted Thomas Prize from McMaster University and the Anemia Institute’s Award for Research and Education. He is a lead investigator for the CIHR funded studies SIRS, LAAOS III, and TRICS III. The SIRS trial completed in December 2013 and represents the largest clinical trial ever performed in cardiac surgery.