Bruce McManus is Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He serves as the CEO of the Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre), and as Co-Director of the Institute for Heart + Lung Health. Dr. McManus served as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, from 2000 until 2006.
Dr. McManus received BA and MD degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, an MSc from Pennsylvania State University, and PhD from the University of Toledo. He pursued post-doctoral fellowships at the University of California – Santa Barbara and at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD. Residency training was undertaken at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital – Harvard University in Internal Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. McManus’ scholarly program is focused on mechanisms, consequences, detection and prevention of injury and aberrant repair involved in inflammatory diseases of the heart and blood vessels. He works in a cross-disciplinary setting on translational research questions for which answers are critically enabled by computational sciences including molecular biomarker discovery and validation, information acquisition, annotation, and use, and registry development to support heart and lung research. Dr. McManus has co-authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications, as well as many chapters. He has edited four books. He is co-holder of numerous patents. He has served as Councilor for the International Society for Heart Research and for the American Society for Investigative Pathology and as past-President of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology. He currently serves on editorial boards of several professional and scientific journals, and on many advisory committees and boards. He has convened many public and private sector partnerships in research. Dr. McManus is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Among recognitions, Dr. McManus received the 2012 Milton Wong Leadership Award from LifeSciences BC, the 2012 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Saskatchewan.