Ricky Turgeon

Dr. Ricky Turgeon is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the novel PHARM-HF clinic — a pharmacist-led heart failure medication optimization clinic — at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and assistant professor (Greg Moore Professor in Clinical & Community Cardiovascular Pharmacy) at the UBC faculty of pharmaceutical sciences.

He received his BSc (Pharm) from the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy, his Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency (ACPR) from the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services Residency Program, and his post-baccalaureate PharmD from UBC. He then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at the University of Alberta faculty of medicine & dentistry.

Ricky’s research focuses on integrating evidence and shared decision-making into the care of people living with cardiovascular disease through the development of decision support tools and advancement of clinical pharmacy practice. His clinical interests are in heart failure pharmacotherapy, cardiovascular safety of medications, and in therapies to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, including antithrombotic, lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, and antihyperglycemic medications.