Dr. Ferrante S. Gragasin

BSc (Hons), PhD (CIP), MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ferrante Gragasin is a clinician-investigator with primary research interests in vascular function and health. He has a laboratory in the University of Alberta to conduct basic science studies, and he is involved in clinical research as well. His current clinical practice is based on splitting his time between the University of Alberta Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Position: Anesthesiologist and Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta

  1. Where were you born? Edmonton, Alberta
  2. What university did you go to? University of Alberta
  3. What are your favorite activities? Swimming, basketball, racquet sports, recreational skating (inline and ice)
  4. Any hobbies? I’d like to consider myself a car enthusiast
  5. Favorite movies? Back to the Future, for sure! (and pretty much any movie that deals with time travel/temporal mechanics/rifts in the space-time continuum)
  6. Major obsession? My cars
  7. Favorite food? Steak, chicken, sushi
  8. Favorite snack? Solo Energy bars
  9. Favorite sports team? Golden State Warriors (circa early-1990’s, when Run TMC was in effect), though the Warriors with Steph Curry get a notable nod
  10. What are your life goals? To ensure my kids grow up with the proper influences from me and my wife