Clinical Assistant Professor
Research Interests:

Outcomes and Interventions in Congenital Heart Disease, Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Echocardiography in Structural Heart Disease

Research Sumary:

Research focus is primarily in the area of adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy and heart disease with an imaging component. Interested in outcomes in this populatio with a view to interventions that can improve health and quality of life.

University of British Columbia B.Sc. Biochemistry 1992-1996
University of Manitoba MD Medicine 1997-2001
University of Manitoba B.Sc. Research 1997-2001
Harvard University Brigham and Women’s Research Internship 1998-2000
University of British Columbia Internal Medicine Residency
McMaster University Cardiology Residency & Chief Resident
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Fellowship in Echocardiography 2007-2008
University of Toronto Clinical Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2008-2009
Recent Publications:
  • 1. Grewal J, McKelvie R, Persson H, Lonn E. Usefulness of N-Terminal Pro-BNP and BNP to Predict Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2008; 102: 733-737.
  • 2. Grewal J, McKelvie R, Lonn E, Persson H. BNP and NT-ProBNP Predict Echocardiographic Severity of Diastolic Dysfunction. Eur J Heart Fail. 2008; 10: 252-9.
  • 3. Grewal J, Anand S, Islam S, Lonn E. Predictors of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Among Asymptomatic “Low Risk” Individuals. Atherosclerosis. 2008; 197: 435-42.
  • 4. Grewal J, Kane G, McCully R, Lam C, Pellikka P. Left Ventricular Function and Exercise Capacity. JAMA. Jan 2009; 21; 301(3): 286-94.
  • 5. Grewal J, Mankad S, Miller F, Click R, Freeman W, Suri R, Oh J. Real-Time Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Intraoperative Assessment of Mitral Valve Disease. J Am Society Echocardigraphy. Jan 2009; 22(1): 34-41.
  • 6. Grewal J, Suri RM, Mankad S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Miller FA, Schaff HV. Is the Anterior Trigonal Distance Increased in Patients with Mitral Regurgitation Due to Leaflet Prolapsed? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009; 88(4): 1202-1208.
  • 7. Greutmann M, Tobler D, Grewal J, Biaggi P, Oechslin E, Silversides C. A Reminder From the Past: A 49 Year Old Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries Palliated with Dr.Thomas Baffe’s and Dr.Wiliam Mustard’s Original Operations. J Am Society Echocardigraphy. 2009; 22(11): 1310.
  • 8. Grewal J, Majdalany D, Syed I, Pellikka P, Warnes C. 3D Right Ventricular Assessment in Tetralogy of Fallot Repair Patients. J Am Society Echocardigraphy. Feb 2010; 23(2): 127-133
  • 9. Grewal J, Siu S, Ross H, Mason J, Balint O, Sermer M, Colman J, Silversides C. Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55: 45-52
  • 10. Grewal J, Suri RM, Mankad S, Miller F, Schaff HV, Enriquez-Sarano M. Mitral Annular Dynamics in Myxomatous Valve Disease: New Insights with Real-Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography. Circulation. Mar 2010; 121: 1423 – 1431.
  • 11. Lam C, Grewal J, Borlaug B, Ommen S, Kane G, McCully R, Pellikka P. Size, Shape and Stamina: The Impact of Left Ventricular Geometry on Exercise Capacity. Hypertension. May 2010; 55(5): 1143 -1149.
  • 12. Olga BH, Siu SC, Mason J, Grewal J, Wald R, Oechslin EN, Kovacs B, Sermer M, Colman JM, Silversides CK. Cardiac Outcomes after Pregnancy in Women with Congenital Heart Disease. Heart. 2010; 96: 1656-1661.
  • 13. Piran S, Bassett AS, Grewal J, Swaby JA, Morel C, Oechslin EN, Redington AN, Liu PP, Silversides CK. Patterns of Cardiac and Extra-Cardiac Anomalies in Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot. AM Heart J. Jan 2011; 161(1): 131-7.
Awards & Recognition:
  • 2008 AHA Best of the Best Web Broadcast – Age and Gender Implications of Diastolic Function on Exercise Capacity.
  • 2008 Cardiosource Mention – Age and Gender Implications of Diastolic Function on Exercise Capacity.
  • 2009 Reuters Health Interview/Article – Pregnancy Outcomes in Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
  • 2009 Cardiosource Mention – Pregnancy Outcomes in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • 2010-2012 Providence Health Care – Physician Scholar Award