Asclepios Cardiology

About us and the origin of our nameat Asclepios Cardiology in Ottawa

The mission at Asclepios Cardiology is to provide high quality, timely, cardiac services to the Orleans and Greater Ottawa population from the best doctors.  We have developed a patient-centered care model to improve patient outcomes.  We treat patients as though they were members of our families.

We are a dynamic team of experienced cardiologists who work together at improving patients' quality of life.  All our cardiologists are Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 


Asclepios was the god of medicine in the ancient Greek religion.  He represents the healing aspect of the medical arts.  He is represented by the staff engulfed by two snakes, a symbol often identified on ambulances and medical establishments. Asclepios Cardiology provides state of the art cardiac care while upholding the art of Medicine, which can all too easily be forgotten in the bustling world of medicine.




Dr. Roland Sabbagh graduated from medical school at McGill University where he also completed his Cardiology Fellowship in Cardiology.  He completed a subspecialty fellowship in Echocardiography at McGill and proceeded to complete a second subspecialty Fellowship in cardiac imaging (Nuclear and cardiac PET) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, teaching medical students and residents at the Montfort Hospital.  He is bilingual in English and French.

Dr. Preeti Anand received her medical degree and completed her Internal medicine and Cardiology fellowship at McGill University in Montreal. She is completing a subspecialty fellowship in echocardiography at the McGill University Health Centre with an emphasis on stress and transesophageal echocardiography. She is bilingual in English and French. 

Dr Ali Alshahrani completed his Internal Medicine at McGill University.  He was certified as an Internist by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon in 2012.  He then pursued Cardiology training at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and became a certified Cardiologist in 2015. He then completed an extra three years in clinical and research training in multimodality cardiac imaging including echocardiography, cardiac CT and MRI.  During his training, he obtained his MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. His research is in valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy and cardiac diagnostics outcome.

Dr. Carolyn Tharson  is an American trained internist from the University of Connecticut who completed her fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Ottawa. She did further training in ischemic nephropathy with nephrologists at the Ottawa Hospital. Her clinical focus is Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management, Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia, as well as Ischemic Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 and 4. She also does general cardiac evaluation and treatment. Outside of medicine she is  classically trained in piano, voice and violin.

Dr. Mathieu Saint-Pierre obtained his medical degree from Université de Montréal. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa, prior to training in Respirology at Queen's University. He also works at Montfort Hospital, where he teaches University of Ottawa medical students and residents. He is fully bilingual.


To book an appointment, please call 613-830-8388 ext 2. 



 (613) 830-8388 Ext. 2