richard vandegriend

Dr. Richard Vandegriend is a cardiac intensivist, heart failure specialist and general cardiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital. 

Dr. Vandegriend completed his bachelor degree in medical sciences and his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Alberta. He then completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology residency at the University of British Columbia. Following this, he sub-specialized in cardiac intensive care at Toronto General Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto.

His clinical and research interests include cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory support and heart failure. 

He is also a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia.

Areas of expertise

  • Heart failure
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac critical care
  • Mechanical circulatory support


  • Cardiology


Formal education

  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Alberta – 2008
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences – University of Alberta – 2004

Contact Information

420 Columbia Street
New Westminster B.C.  V3L 1B1

Phone: 604-522-2206
Fax. 604-522-7206

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