Simon W Rabkin MD, FRCPC, FACC
Professor of Medicine

University of British Columbia VGH Cardiology
Vancouver, Canada
Email: simon.rabkin@ubc.ca


Post Graduate (Internal Medicine and Cardiology) University of Toronto, University of Cincinnati and Emory University.
MD University of Manitoba


Dr Simon Rabkin is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He graduated with an MD from the University of Manitoba. He did post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto, University of Cincinnati and Emory University.

Research Interest

  • Hypertension
  • Lipids
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Cardiovascular disease and its therapy
  • Translational medicine
  • Cardiovascular diseases


  • Dr Rabkin is a past president of the Canadian Hypertension Society and was the President of the 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in 2010
  • He has served on a number of Canadian granting agencies review boards, and Canadian consensus conferences for the development of best practice guidelines for Canadian Physicians.
  • He has published over 270 scientific papers or book chapters.

Dr Rabkin has received a number of awards for excellence and/or distinguished service from different organizations.


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