Allard, Michael

Allard, Michael


Academic Rank(s): Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Vice-Dean, Health Engagement, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI)

Affiliation(s): St. Paul’s Hospital / HLI

Research and Scholarly Interests: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition, Control of Energy Metabolism in Normal and Pathologic Hearts, Physiologic and Pathologic Cardiac Hypertrophy, Contribution of Metabolism to Myocardial Dysfunction after Ischemia and Reperfusion especially in the setting of Cardiac Hypertrophy, Cardiovascular Pathology

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Short Bio

Dr. Allard is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Vice-Dean of Health Engagment at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also a Cardiovascular Pathologist and Research Scientist in the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul ‘s Hospital.

Born and raised in sunny Vancouver, Dr. Allard obtained a BSc and MD and undertook his clinical pathology training at UBC that included training in renal pathology plus a pulmonary research fellowship with Dr. James Hogg. Subsequently, he undertook cardiovascular research training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with Drs. Bishop and Anderson. His research program concerns how substrate use by the heart is altered in the setting of pathologic and physiologic cardiac hypertrophy, including delineation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible, and how these alterations influence heart function.

Away from work, he is married with two children and a dog, a committed bike commuter, and an avid “duffer” hockey player.



Academic Background

  • UBSc (Biology), University of British Columbia 1974-1978
  • MD (Medicine), University of British Columbia 1977-1981
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of British Columbia 1983-1988
  • Certification in Anatomic Pathology, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, FRCP(C), 1988
  • Research Fellow (Pulmonary Research), Pulmonary Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia 1985-1987
  • Research Fellow (Cardiovascular Pathology), University of Alabama at Birmingham 1988-1990

Awards and Recognition


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Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Control of energy metabolism in normal and pathologic hearts
  • Physiologic and Pathologic Cardiac hypertrophy
  • Contribution of Metabolism to myocardial dysfunction after ischemia and reperfusion, especially in the setting of cardiac hypertrophy
  • Cardiovascular Pathology

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Teaching Interest