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Sean Connors

D.Phil. Oxford, M.D. Memorial, FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Room H1292

t: 777-6487


What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN? 
I was attracted to Memorial University of Newfoundland after completing my training at the Ottawa Heart Institute for the opportunity to work with Newfoundland patients and also for the exciting possibilities of genetic research in cardiomyopathies.  Since returning to Newfoundland in 1999 I continue to be enthralled with the treatment of heart disease in the many patients here in our home province.  The original promise of genetics research has grown into a partnership with patients, physicians and our basic scientists team that has permitted a voyage of discovery and treatment that has directly impacted lives of both our patients here in Newfoundland and beyond our provincial borders.  I believe the patient/physician relationship is unique in our population.  It is fulfilling to be able to practice clinically in Newfoundland and Labrador and extrapolate the results of our ongoing research to the improvement of patient care.   


MD, Memorial University of Newfoundland. FRCPC
Internal Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 
Cardiology training, University of Toronto. 
Cardiac fellowship in electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma and University of Ottawa.  D. Phil, University of Oxford England.

Scholarships & Awards:

1999    Finalist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Research competition 

1998    Fellowship, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

1997    Fellowship, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, University of Toronto

1997    1st place cardiology fellows research forum: Ursula Bangs competition University of Toronto 

1996    1st place cardiology fellows research forum: Ursula Bangs competition  Memorial University of NL 

1993    1st place, medical resident research forum

1992    University Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Medicine
            Pediatric Prize, Dr. John M Darte Scholarship in Medicine

1991    Ishiyaku Annual Book Award (medicine)

1990    Half Blue, Oxford University Varsity Ice Hockey

1987    Rhodes Scholarship Dr. Epstein Isidor Award in Medicine Pathology Prize

1986    Dr. John M Darte Award in Medicine CIBA Award in Anatomy

1985    Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship Dr. Hugh J Anderson Award in Chemistry
            National Science & Engineering Council Award

1984    Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship

1983    Dr SM Blair Scholarship for Excellence

1982    Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship Knights of Columbus Scholarship CN Centennial Scholarship

Research & Publications
1987-1990  D.Phil., Oxford University.  Doctoral Thesis:
Compounds that Prolong the Cardiac Action Potential”.