Sean van Diepen is an academic Cardiologist-Intensivist with a medical staff appointment at the University of Alberta Hospital. He is co-director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. Dr. van Diepen is an Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Critical Care, and is cross appointed to the Division of Cardiology (Department of Medicine) at the University of Alberta. He is also a faculty member of the Canadian VIGOUR Centre (Virtual Coordinating Centre for Global Collaborative Cardiovascular Research). Dr. van Diepen completed medical school at the University of Toronto, and after moving west, he undertook Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Critical Care Training at the University of Alberta. He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina and received his Masters of Science in Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta.