Faculty A-Z

Sean Connors

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) D.Phil. Oxford, M.D. Memorial, FRCPC

Medicine Cardiology



Room H1292

What brought me to MUN? What keeps me at MUN?

I was attracted to Memorial University of Newfoundland after completing my training at the Ottawa Heart Institute for the opportunity to work with Newfoundland patients and also for the exciting possibilities of genetic research in cardiomyopathies. Since returning to Newfoundland in 1999 I continue to be enthralled with the treatment of heart disease in the many patients here in our home province. The original promise of genetics research has grown into a partnership with patients, physicians and our basic scientists team that has permitted a voyage of discovery and treatment that has directly impacted lives of both our patients here in Newfoundland and beyond our provincial borders. I believe the patient/physician relationship is unique in our population. It is fulfilling to be able to practice clinically in Newfoundland and Labrador and extrapolate the results of our ongoing research to the improvement of patient care.


MD, Memorial University of Newfoundland. FRCPC
Internal Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Cardiology training, University of Toronto.
Cardiac fellowship in electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma and University of Ottawa. D. Phil, University of Oxford England.

Scholarships & Awards:

1999 Finalist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Research competition

1998 Fellowship, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

1997 Fellowship, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, University of Toronto

1997 1st place cardiology fellows research forum: Ursula Bangs competition University of Toronto

1996 1st place cardiology fellows research forum: Ursula Bangs competition Memorial University of NL

1993 1st place, medical resident research forum

1992 University Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Medicine
Pediatric Prize, Dr. John M Darte Scholarship in Medicine

1991 Ishiyaku Annual Book Award (medicine)

1990 Half Blue, Oxford University Varsity Ice Hockey

1987 Rhodes Scholarship Dr. Epstein Isidor Award in Medicine Pathology Prize

1986 Dr. John M Darte Award in Medicine CIBA Award in Anatomy

1985 Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship Dr. Hugh J Anderson Award in Chemistry
National Science & Engineering Council Award

1984 Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship

1983 Dr SM Blair Scholarship for Excellence

1982 Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship Knights of Columbus Scholarship CN Centennial Scholarship

Research & Publications

1987-1990 D.Phil., Oxford University. Doctoral Thesis:

Compounds that Prolong the Cardiac Action Potential”.