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Dr. Amer Johri
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Research Interests: 
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Interventional echocardiography

Faculty Bio

Dr. Johri is a practicing cardiologist and researcher (clinician-scientist). He joined the Echocardiography group at Queen’s University in 2010 after completing an Advanced Fellowship in Echocardiography (Level III) and Multi-modality Imaging at Harvard University Medical School, Boston MA. He is the Founder/Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's (CINQ, and has the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in recognition of his various contributions to the advancement of the field of ultrasound. 

He is also the Founder of a new cardiovascular network ( and a journal on point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (

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Research Interests

Dr. Johri's research interests are in cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis) and Echocardiography: Specifically in carotid ultrasound, 3D plaque quantification, 3D echocardiography, quality control in the echo lab, interventional echocardiography, Strain, and Hand Held Cardiac Ultrasound (point-of-care POCUS). 

The innovation of non-invasive techniques to predict and diagnose atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with a focus on three-dimensional carotid ultrasound. Ultrasound is used for: assessment of carotid plaque for early detection of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD), enhancing the stress echocardiogram to better predict significant ACVD, integrating genetic biomarkers to predict ACVD, and monitoring response to treatment of ACVD using novel pharmacologic agents. 

His laboratory is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), SEAMO, Ontario Centre of Excellence, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF). 



Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's 

A centre for cardiovascular research, clinical practice, and medical training in advanced cardiac and vascular imaging techniques.


POCUS Journal

Point of Care Ultrasound

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POCUS Journal is indexed on PubMed

POCUS Journal is a free, open-access, peer-reviewed publication that contains original research, case reports, and protocols on point of care ultrasound.

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