Dr. Aminul Haq
Beechwood Cemetery, Vaughan
Dr. Aminul Haq was a leading Toronto cardiologist who specialized in a procedure which reduced the need for heart bypass operations. Dr. Haq died by drowning at the age of 40 on June 25, 1989. Greatly respected by his colleagues in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Toronto Western Hospital, Dr. Haq increased the lab’s productivity 100% after being appointed director in January, 1987. One of his specialties was stretching the walls of narrow arteries on the surface of the heart, thus reducing the need for a bypass. Born and raised in Lucknow, India, Dr. Haq immigrated to the United States in 1972. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Ohio, and his MD from the University of Miami before moving to Toronto in 1972. A cardiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital from 1982, Dr. Haq was appointed co-director of the coronary intensive-care unit at Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in July, 1987.