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Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani

Division Head - Cardiology

Consultant Cardiologist

BC Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3V4

Clinic telephone: (604) 875-2120

  • MD; University of British Columbia
  • BSc (Biochemistry); University of British Columbia
  • Pediatrics; University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital
  • Pediatrics; Queen’s University
  • Adult Electrophysiology; St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Pediatric Cardiology; University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital


Certifications and Accreditations
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Pediatric Cardiology
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Pediatrics
  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
  • Canadian Certified Physician Executive



Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani is a Consultant Cardiologist (Pediatric and Electrophysiology) at BC Children’s Hospital. He currently serves as Head of the Division of Cardiology (Department of Pediatrics) and as Medical Director and Section Head (Heart Rhythm Service) at the BC Children’s Heart Centre.


Dr. Sanatani earned his medical degree at the University of British Columbia. He subsequently completed pediatric residencies at Queen’s University (in Kingston, Ontario) and at the University of British Columbia. He also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at BC Children’s Hospital, followed by fellowships in Pediatric Electrophysiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Adult Electrophysiology at St. Paul’s Hospital.


Dr. Sanatani’s primary research interests include Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiac Channelopathies and Supraventricular Tachycardia. Throughout his career, Dr. Sanatani has led numerous electrophysiology research initiatives, including a national collaboration between Canadian pediatric electrophysiologists. His contributions were formally recognized with an election as Vice-President of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (2013). Named by the Arrhythmia Alliance as one of their 2022 SVT Healthcare Pioneers, Dr. Sanatani holds a notable reputation for his ability to bring medical research groups together both locally and nationally.


Dr. Sanatani is an active educator and mentor, and has received numerous awards and distinctions for each. He currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine (University of British Columbia), and is also appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University.

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