Schulich care team

Cardiology

Dr. Christopher Cheung
Christopher Cheung, MD MPH FRCPC

Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

A217-2075 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4746
Fax: 416-480-5251


Administrative Assistant:
Kathy Tat
Phone: 416-480-4746
Fax: 416-480-5251
Email: kathy.tat@sunnybrook.ca


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Dr. Christopher Cheung is a staff cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at the Schulich Heart Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He specializes in treating complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia. Specific techniques include endocardial and epicardial catheter ablation, and implantable devices.

His expertise also includes treating patients with inherited arrhythmias, such as Brugada syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He implants pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization devices, including conduction system pacemakers and subcutaneous defibrillators.

In his research, Dr. Cheung focuses on atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmia management, wearable devices, and digital health. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, including leading trials in atrial fibrillation monitoring. He has received the Canadian Cardiovascular Society-Bayer Vascular Award, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada CHAT Discovery Award, and the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award. His wearable device and digital health research involves the evaluation of novel devices for arrhythmia monitoring, decentralized clinical studies, and the use of machine learning tools.

Dr. Cheung earned his medical degree at the University of British Columbia and Masters of Public Health at Harvard University. He completed Cardiology fellowship at UBC and an Advanced Electrophysiology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.

He serves on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology and Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open, and as a Primary Panel member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines and Canadian Cardiovascular Society Drive and Fly Guidelines. He completed his term as Chair of the Trainee Committee Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and currently serves on the Education Council of the Heart Rhythm Society.

Formal Education and Degrees:

  • MD, University of British Columbia
  • MPH (Epidemiology), Harvard University
  • FRCPC (Internal Medicine), University of British Columbia
  • FRCPC (Cardiology), University of British Columbia
  • FRCPC (Clinician Investigator Program), University of British Columbia
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of British Columbia and University of California San Francisco
  • Clinical Informatics & Data Science Pathway, University of California San Francisco
  • Board Certified by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Appointment & Affiliations:

  • Staff cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, University of Toronto
  • Associate scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Adjunct assistant professor, University of California San Francisco

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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Dr. Christopher Cheung’s research program focuses on atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmia management, wearable devices, and digital health. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, including leading trials in the monitoring and treatment of atrial fibrillation. His work was recognized at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society-Bayer Vascular Award, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada CHAT Discovery Award, and the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award. His wearable device and digital health research involves the evaluation of novel devices for arrhythmia monitoring and decentralized clinical studies. His work has been presented at national and international conferences, including the inaugural HRX digital health conference, hosted by the Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Christopher Cheung serves as a Primary Panel member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines and Canadian Cardiovascular Society Drive and Fly Guidelines, and on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology and Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open. He serves as the Trainee Committee Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Education Council of the Heart Rhythm Society, and member of the Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Emerging Leaders Think Tank of the Heart Rhythm Society.