Matthias G. Friedrich earned his MD at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen/Nuernberg,Germany and completed his training as an internist and cardiologist at the Charité University Medicine Center, Humboldt University in Berlin.
After appointments with the University of Calgary and the Université de Montréal/Montreal Heart Institute, he is Full Professor with the Departments of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging and Scientific Director of the Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program at the McGill University Health Centre.
He is staff cardiologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital and an active researcher with a strong interest in novel imaging techniques using cardiac MRI for visualizing myocardial disease and leads a team of more than 20 scientists.
He authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, with over 17,000 citations (current h index: 58).
He was the Founding President of the Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and is Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular MR (SCMR).