Padma Kaul

My research interests can be categorized into the following broad areas: examining issues involving access and delivery of cardiovascular care at a population level; examining international differences in cardiovascular practice patterns and outcomes; and health economics.

I have extensive experience working with population-level administrative data, clinical registries, as well as large, multinational clinical trials. In Alberta, we have developed an integrated database linking inpatient, outpatient, and vital statistics databases to examine cardiovascular care in Alberta. One of my primary interests has been examining the burden of heart disease in women relative to men. 

Recently, I have extended this interest in women's health by developing a ten-year pregnancy and birth cohort to examine the downstream effects of gestational diabetes mellitus and other pregnancy-related complications on the development of chronic disease.


Postdoctoral fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 2002
PhD, University of Alberta, 2000
MSc, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1993
BSc, Delhi University, Delhi, India, 1990


Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009

Population Health Investigator - Renewal, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2009

New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2004


Kaul P, Newby LK, Fu Y, Califf RM, Topol EJ, Aylwawrd P, Granger CB, Van de Werf F, Mark DB, Armstrong PW. International differences in the evolution of early discharge after acute myocardial infarction. Lancet. 2004. 363: 511 - 517.

Kaul P, Armstrong PW, Chang W-C, Naylor CD, Granger CB, Lee K, Peterson ED, Califf RM, Topol EJ, Mark DB. Long-term mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction in the United States and Canada - Comparison of patients enrolled in global utilization of Streptokinase and t-PA for occluded coronary arteries (GUSTO)-I. Circulation. 2004; 110: 1754 - 1760.

Kaul P, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA, Bakal JA, Curtis LH, Quan H, Knudtson ML, Armstrong PW. Resource Use in the Last 6 Months of Life Among Patients With Heart Failure in Canada. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011; 171: 211 - 217.

Kaul P, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA, Mishra V, Quan H. Ethnic differences in one-year mortality among patients hospitalized with heart failure. Heart. 2011; 97: 1048 - 1053.

Ezekowitz JA, van Walraven C, McCalister FA, Armstrong PW, Kaul P. Collaborative care reduces mortality: The impact of the specialist follow-up in outpatients with congestive heart failure. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2005; 172 : 189-194.

Kaul P, Ezekowitz JA, Armstrong PW, Leung BK, Savu A, Welsh RC, Quan H, Knudtson ML, McAlister FA. Incidence of Heart Failure and Mortality following Acute Coronary Syndromes. Am Heart J. 2013 Mar;165(3):379-85.e2

Current Projects

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Alberta
Principal Investigator
Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Researc

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions