Connelly, Kim

Dr. Kim Connelly



Clinician Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)

Associate Professor, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)


Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Function
  • Echocardiography
  • Metabolism


Dr. Kim Connelly is a Cardiologist and Scientist at the St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. He primarily focuses on the cardiac complications of diabetes, using animal models and imaging-based methodologies to study the disease. Dr. Connelly is nationally recognized as an expert in human and rodent echocardiography, cardiovascular MRI, and the impact of diabetes on cardiac function. Dr. Connelly has been recognized for his work by winning the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s “Young Investigator of the Year Award” in 2012, an Early Researcher Award in 2014, and a CIHR New Investigator award in 2014.

Dr. Connelly currently runs a basic research laboratory at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS) at St. Michael’s Hospital where he focuses upon basic mechanisms of disease. He also is the Director of the Krembil Stem Cell Facility at St. Michael’s Hospital and uses stem cell based therapies to improve cardiac and renal dysfunction as a result of diabetes.  As well, Dr. Connelly is on the executive of the University of Toronto Cardiovascular research network, and has been a reviewer for both the CIHR “CSB” panel, along with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF). He was the national spokesperson for the HSF of Canada “heart healthy month” in February 2015.