Dr. Jonathan Choy completed his medical education at the University of Alberta in 1992. After completing his Internal Medicine training at the University of Manitoba (1993-1996) he returned to Edmonton to complete training in Cardiology and Echocardiography (1996-2000). He also spent time at the University of Bonn, Germany (2000) and Oxford University, UK (20007) to develop a special expertise in myocardial contrast perfusion echocardiography. He has been a clinical academic cardiologist since 2000 and is currently practicing at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. As a Clinical Professor of Medicine, he recently served as the Assistant Chair for Clinical Faculty in the Department of Medicine (2014-2017). During this time, he has advocated for clinical colleagues in the Department of Medicine, provided mentorship to junior Faculty members, and encouraged recognition of Clinical Faculty through the promotions process. As the current Associate Dean for Clinical Faculty, he would like to see more representation and recognition of clinical colleagues in clinical innovation, teaching, administrative leadership and research.
He also serves as Edmonton Zone Representative with the Alberta Medical Association, and is one of two AMA representatives on the Physician Compensation Committe. In 2014 he completed an executive MBA from the Sauder School of Business, UBC in Healthcare Management with the goals of combining clinical expertise and administrative leadership to promote a more sustainable publicly funded healthcare system in Canada. As the Provincial Medical Director of Virtual Health, he is working with his team to leverage technology in delivery of care to all Albertans with the vision of “High quality healthcare, anytime, anywhere”.
A sought after teacher and mentor and a compassionate physician, Dr. Choy has received awards for undergraduate medical teaching and mentorship, as well as a Faculty award for Humanism.
He enjoys leisure time with his wife (fellow cardiologist) and three children, engaging in downhill skiing, creating chamber music, golfing or travelling, and trying to learn foreign languages.
Contrast echocardiography without contrast agent for display of ventricular mass. Suwatanaviroj T, Becher H, Chiu B, Dimitry J, Mullen J, Choy J, Windram J. CASE (Phila). 2018Apr 117; 2(4):127-128
Suwatanaviroj T, He W, Pituskin E, Paterson I, Choy J, Becher H. What is the minimum change in left ventricular ejection fraction, which can be measured with contrast echocardiography? Echo Research and Practice. 2018 Apr 11; 5(2): 71-77.
Porter TR, Mulvagh SL, Abelmoneim SS, Becher H, Belcik JT, Bierig M, Choy J, Gaibazzi N, Lillam LD, Janardhana R, Kuytty S, Leong-Poi H, Lindner JR, Main ML, Mathais W, Park MM, Senior R, Villanueva F. Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography: 2018 American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines Update. J Am Soc Echo 2018 March 30(3): 241-274.
Suwantanaviroj T, He W, Mirhadi E, Paakanene R, Pituskin E, Paterson I, Choy J, Becher H. Variability of left ventricular volume and ejection fraction measurements using contrast echocardiography: The influence of the left ventricular length measurements in a large cohort of patients during monitoring cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy. Echocardiography. 2017 Dec 22 (epub ahead of print)
Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Investigators (collaborator). Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28;374(4):344-53.
Master of Business Administration
- University Of British Columbia
Fellow Royal College Physicians Can
- Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons
- University of Alberta