Jack Ven Tu (1 March 1965 – 30 May 2018) was a Taiwanese-born Canadian cardiologist.

Born in Taipei on 1 March 1965, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario Medical School, then obtained a M.Sc at the University of Toronto.[1] His doctoral dissertation, completed at Harvard University, was titled Quality of Cardiac Surgical Care in Ontario, Canada.[2] Upon earning his Ph.D in 1996, Tu began working for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre while teaching at the University of Toronto.[3] He was later named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at UToronto and made a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.[4] Tu died at the age of 53 on 30 May 2018.[5]


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  3. ^ "In memoriam of Dr. Jack Tu: Impact without boundaries". Stonybrook Research Institute. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Jack Tu". Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ "U of T Remembers Professor Jack Tu". University of Toronto. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.