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Brian Choi Brian Choi
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Radiology (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2323
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BA, Yale University, 1994
  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002


Brian Choi is an Associate Professor in the departments of Medicine and Radiology and the Co-Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Following a career in new product development for some of the world’s leading health care companies, Dr. Choi pursued a calling to become a physician. After completion of training, he joined the faculty of the George Washington University in 2008. Dr. Choi is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His professional activities include membership in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He has been an abstract grader for the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions and an invited reviewer for scientific publications submitted to Circulation. He has been consistently named a Washingtonian Top Doctor since 2012.


  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2004
  • Cardiology Fellowship: The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2008

Community Service:

  • Provide remote imaging interpretation in support of the GW Heart & Vascular Institute annual medical mission to Honduras
  • Participate in free athletic preparticipation screening programs for underserved students throughout the Washington, D.C. region


  • Non-invasive cardiac imaging
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • General cardiology



  • “Advancements in diagnostics: empowering the patient.” Presented at the eHealth Initiative’s Creating a Continuum of Seamless Care series, Washington, DC, May 25, 2017. 
  • “Frontiers in cardiac ultrasound: limits of miniaturization.” Presented at the 2016 American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Seattle, WA, June 11, 2016

New/Ongoing Research:

Image-Based Mobile System for Dietary Assessment and Coaching. NIH, Principal Investigator, 2015-2016

Community Service

Leadership/National Membership:

  • Member, American College of Cardiology Informatics and Health IT Task Force, 2017-2020
  • Director, RAD-AID International, 2015-present


  • Cardiology


View publications by this faculty member.

KC Michelis, DL Narotsky, BG Choi. “Cardiovascular Imaging in Global Health.” In: DJ Mollura et al, editors. Radiology in Global Health: Strategies, Implementation, and Applications, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

R Yunus, T Alzahrani, J McCaffrey, H Ismail, J Lewis, A Solomon, B Choi, J Krepp, C Nagy, A Choi, J Reiner, Predictors of early left ventricular ejection fraction recovery in patients following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, American Heart Association Quality of Care & Outcomes Research, 2019

KC Michelis, DL Narotsky, BG Choi, Cardiovascular Imaging in Global Health, Radiology in Global Health : Strategies, Implementation, and Applications, 2nd edition, : DJ Mollura et al, editors, Springer Publishing, 2019

BG Choi, T Dhawan, K Metzger, L Marshall, A Akbar, T Jain, HA Young, RJ Katz, Image-based mobile system for dietary management in an American cardiology population: a pilot randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of dietary coaching delivered via smartphone app versus traditional counseling, 2019, JMIR mHealth and uHealth

N Amankwah, M Park, A Gu, BG Choi, Trends in authorship demographics for manuscripts published in the American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, 2018 Oct, 122(7):1255-9

Yunus R, Alzahrani T, McCaffrey J, Ismail H, Lewis J, Solomon A, Choi BG, Krepp J, Nagy C, Choi AD, Reiner J, Predictors of Early Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery in Patients Following TAVR, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Abstract Session, 2018 Nov, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Symposium, November 2018

M Zhang, J Earls, BG Choi, RK Zeman, AD Choi, The evolving use of cardiac CT to inform defining quality in imaging, American Heart Association QCOR Scientific Sessions, 2018 Apr

Ryan A, Choi A, Choi BG, Lewis JF. Breast Arterial Calcification Association with Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and Implications for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Women. Clin Cardiol 2017. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22702

B Ummat, K Baron, M Mercader, J Reiner, BG Choi, R Zeman, A Choi. “Bridging the gap: multimodality imaging in a 56 year old patient with sudden death.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69(11): 2123, 2017.

Dong T, Zhang M, Robie S, Najam F, Pocock E, Mazhari R, Reiner J, Choi BG, Lewis JF, Nagy C, Choi AD. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Improves Right Ventricular Hemodynamics in High Surgical Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis. American College of Physicians 2017 Scientific Sessions, April 2017.

R Dudum, O Harfouch, H Young, BG Choi. “ACC/AHA guideline author self-disclosures and the Sunshine Act: conflicting reports of conflicts of interest.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology (67(13_S): 1967, 2016.

B Ummat, M Mukherjee, H Parikh, L Craney, BG Choi, JF Lewis. “Clinical implications of right ventricular strain.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography29(6): B94, 2016.

JH Kim, G Panjrath, H Parikh, H Young, BG Choi, JF Lewis. “Use of handheld ultrasound in ambulatory heart failure patients: relationship to clinical assessment and outcomes.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography29(6): B113, 2016.

HA Alhamoud, R Dudum, HA Young, BG Choi. “Author self-disclosure compared to pharmaceutical company reporting of physician payments.” American Journal of Medicine 129(1):59-63, 2016.

T Dhawan, Brian Choi, Richard Katz, Diet and nutrition smartphone apps demonstrate poor adherence to the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for Americans, Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, 2016 Nov, Selected as a featured abstract by the American Heart Association

KL Everton, J Mazal, DJ Mollura, BG Choi (RAD-AID Conference Writing Group). “White paper report of the 2011 RAD-AID conference on international radiology for developing countries: integrating multidisciplinary strategies for imaging services in the developing world.” Journal of the American College of Radiology 9(7):488-94, 2012.

BG Choi, M Mukherjee, P Dala, HA Young, CM Tracy, RJ Katz, JF Lewis. “Interpretation of remotely downloaded pocket-size cardiac ultrasound images on a web-enabled smartphone: validation against workstation evaluation.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 24(12):1325-30, 2011.

KC Michelis, B Hassouna, M Owlia, L Kelahan, HA Young, BG Choi. “The effect of electronic prescription upon attainment of guideline-based cholesterol goals.” Clinical Cardiology 34(4):254-60, 2011.

RS Dusaj, KC Michelis, R Sanai, R Mittal, JF Lewis, RK Zeman, BG Choi. “Estimation of right atrial and ventricular hemodynamics by CT coronary angiography.” Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 5(1):44-9, 2011.

BG Choi, G Vilahur, MU Zafar, L Cardoso, D Yadegar, J Tunstead, JF Viles-Gonzalez, MB Schaffler, V Fuster, JJ Badimon. “Selective estrogen receptor modulation influences atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability in experimental osteoporosis.” Atherosclerosis 201(1):76-84, 2008.

BG Choi, G Vilahur, L Cardoso, JC Fritton, B Ibanez, MU Zafar, D Yadegar, WS Speidl, MB Schaffler, V Fuster, JJ Badimon. “Ovariectomy increases vascular calcification via the OPG/RANKL cytokine signaling pathway.” European Journal of Clinical Investigation 38(4):211-7, 2008.

BG Choi, CA Novoselsky, G Vilahur, JF Viles-Gonzalez, MU Zafar, B Ibanez, V Fuster, JJ Badimon. “Validation study of a semi-automated program for quantification of atherosclerotic burden.” Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 9(3): 615-20, 2007.

BG Choi, MA McLaughlin. “Why men’s hearts break: cardiovascular effects of sex steroids.” Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 36(2):365-77, 2007.

BG Choi, G Vilahur, B Ibanez, MU Zafar, J Rodriguez, JJ Badimon. “Markers of thrombosis and fibrinolysis.” Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 26(3): 655-78, 2006.

BG Choi, G Vilahur, D Yadegar, JF Viles-Gonzalez, JJ Badimon. “The role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the prevention and possible treatment of cardiovascular diseases.” Current Molecular Medicine 6(5): 571-87, 2006.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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