CINQ Lab Members


Meet Our Team

The Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s, including members of the Echo Lab at the Kingston General Hospital, is made up of a diversely skilled team of faculty, fellows, students, research staff, administrative staff, and technical staff.

Dr. Amer M. Johri, MD MSc FRCPC FASE (Director of CINQ)

Dr. Amer Johri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.  He has served on the Boards of the ASE and Canadian Society of Echo, and is the immediate past Chair of the ASE Circulation and Vascular Ultrasound (CAVUS) Council. He is founder of the and the


His research focuses on innovation of ultrasound-based techniques to enhance risk stratification. Current thematic areas include:  cardiopulmonary POCUS, screening of special populations such as competitive athletes and women, analysis of vulnerable atherosclerotic carotid plaque through 3D, composition, and novel ultrasound contrast applications.  The CINQ Lab is currently pursuing collaborations in the areas of artificial intelligence for vascular analysis.


He is chair of the ASE guideline for the assessment of carotid arterial plaque by ultrasound.  He also chaired the recent ASE POCUS for COVID-19 Assessment statement.  Dr. Johri is passionate about education and curates the monthly podcast for the JASE- he enjoys receiving feedback or questions by twitter @amerjohri.


Recent Publications

All Publications (Google Scholar)


Research Staff

Marie-France Hétu, PhD

Research Associate

CINQ Centre Manager


Yvette Chirinian, BA

Research Assistant

Jessica Gregoire, BSc

Administrative Research Assistant

Courtney McNamara, BSc

Research Assistant

Julia Herr, MSc

Research Coordinator


Nicholas Grubic, BSc

Research Assistant


Salwa Nihal, MBBS MPhil MSc

Research Educator



Graduate Students

Georgia Kersche, BSc

MSc Student (TMED)


Kiera Liblik, BSc

MSc Student (TMED) and Medical Student



Undergraduate Thesis Students

Matthew Williamson

PHGY 499 Student – DBMS

Heidi Corneil

Independent Study


Echocardiography Fellows and Internal Medicine Residents

Josh Durbin, MD

Cardiology Resident

Sherwin Wong, MD

Internal Medicine Resident

Jeffrey Lam, MD

Internal Medicine Resident


Medical Students

Edward Cui, BHSc

Medical Student

Ricky Hu

Medical Student



Shagun Jain


Braeden Hill

Volunteer, Summer Student

(NSERC USRA funded)

Ethan Martin


Emma Mensour

Volunteer (previously 499 student)