Division of Cardiology

Douglas Wright


Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine






Education and Professional Standing

Douglas Wright is a trained internist and cardiologist from McMaster University. Subsequently, Douglas completed a fellowship in advanced echocardiography at McMaster University. Outside of clinical medicine, he has interests in international medicine and education both locally and abroad.


  1. Wright DS, Tsang MB, O’Shea T, Schwalm JD. The use of interactive internet-based lectures to supplement international cardiology education: the protocol for a feasibility study. Can J Cardiol 2013 Oct; 29(10): S370. doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2013.07.634
  2. Wright DS, Tsang MB, Khalid Z, Schwalm J, Kayima J, Mulji A, Salehian O. The utility of portable echocardiography as a clinical tool in international medicine: an exploratory study in Uganda. Can J Cardiol 2013 Oct; 29(10): S119-120. doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2013.07.162
  3. Cooray M, Manolakos JJ, Wright DS, Haider S, Patel A. Parvovirus infection mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus. CMAJ 2013 Oct 15; 185(15):1342-4. Epub 2013 Aug 26. PMID: 23979870 / doi: 10.1503/cmaj.121565
  4. Rao R, Wright D, Dokainish H. Acute mitral regurgitation in suspected acute coronary syndrome: what is the cause? Echocardiography 2013 Mar; 30(5): E118-120. PMID: 23489024 / doi 10.1111/echo.12159
  5. Paikin J, Wright D, Eikelboom J. Effectiveness and safety of combined antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy: a critical review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials. Blood Rev 2011; 25(3): 123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.blre.2011.01.007
  6. Wright D, Salehian O. Brugada-type electrocardiographic changes induced by long-term lithium use. Circulation 2010 Aug 10; 122(6):e418-9. PMID: 20697035 / doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.951244
  7. Wright D. Kenny-Scherber C, Sherbino J, Patel A. Defining and optimizing collaboration between emergency medicine and internal medicine physicians. CJGIM 2011 Spring; 6:28-29.
  8. Paikin J, Wright D, Crowther M, Mehta S, Eikelboom J. Triple antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery stents. Circulation 2010; 121:2067-2070. PMID: 20458022 / doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.924944
  9. Wright D, Kenny-Scherber C, Montgomery A, Salehian O. Acute coronary syndrome in pregnancy. Clin Med Cardiol 2009 Dec 8;3:125-31. PMID: 20508773