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Pishoy Gouda

MB BCh BAO, MSc

Education

2019Present

Postgraduate Medical Education - Cardiology

University of Alberta
20162019

Postgraduate Medical Education - Internal Medicine

University of Calgary
20152017

MSc Clinical Trials

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
20092015

Undergraduate Medical Degree

National University of Ireland, Galway

Graduated with honours

Work experience

20152016

Clinical Trials Coordinator

University of Alberta

Responsible for the day-to-day management of clinical trials in the division of cardiology. Responsibilities include: screening patients, enrolling patients, consenting patients, data collection, data entry, ethics application and liaison with sponsors.

20132014

Content Editor

Firecraker

Responsible for creating new content and editing existing information for this USMLE Step 2 product that is highly valued by medical students.

20122013

Content Editor

eMedia

Responsible for the creation of medical content for PocketBody (an iPad anatomy product) application.

Awards & Certifications

2020                         CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Award - $20,000

2019                          CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Award - $15,000

2017                          University of Calgary Internal Medicine Resident Wellness Award

2017                          University of Calgary PGME Resident Research Travel Grant

2016                          University of Calgary PGME Resident Research Travel Grant

2015                          Vasco da Gama Movement Student Scholarship

2014                          dotMED MPS Student Scholarship

2014                          Canadian Medical Association “Leadership begins with self awareness” 

2014                          INMED 7th Annual Scientific Meeting ‘Best Student Poster’

2013                          Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy Have a Heart Bursary Award

2013                          NUI Galway University Scholar

2013                          AIHS Summer Studentship Award

2012                          CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award

2012                          WestREN MSD Research Bursary

2012                          NUI Galway University Scholar

Community & Academic Involvement

2020Present

Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Editorial Board Trainee Member

Responsible for consulting on journal issue and providing timely and high-quality review of manuscripts with the assistance of a mentor editorial member.

2020Present

CCS Fitness to Drive and Fly Guideline Committee

Trainee Representative

Active (non-voting) participant in the development of the 2021 guideline.

2020Present

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Virtual Care Advisory Group

CCS Trainee representative on this advisory group which aims to examine available evidence, identify gaps, generate innovative solutions and action plan to improve virtual care in cardiovascular medicine.

20172020

CCS Trainee Committee

Outreach Team Leader

Responsible for developing and implementing  a social media strategy that actively engages our members and facilitates the dissemination of information. 

2013Present

Peer Reviewer

An active peer reviewer for several journals including: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Medical Education, Journal of General Internal Medicine, British Journal of General Internal Medicine, Medical Student Research Journal and the International Journal of Medical Students. In addition have worked with Wiley-Blackwell and Oxford University Press, providing feedback on drafts of medical related textbooks and providing a student perspective. Publons profile available at https://publons.com/author/449648/pishoy-gouda#

20162019

University of Calgary Admissions Committee

Participated in file review for the undergraduate MD program and the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Calgary.

20142016

International Journal of Medical Students

Associate Editor

Involved in the editorial process of this online, open access journal. This includes over seeing peer review process, providing authors feedback, proof reading manuscripts and other editorial responsibilities.

20132015

Association of Medical Students in Ireland

Chairperson

Founding member of this newly established national organisation which aims to represent Irish medical students on a national and international level, promote student well-being and increase collaboration between Irish medical institutions.

20132014

NUI Galway Medical Society

Auditor

Responsible for the overall organisation and day to day running of the society. Our events included a range of social, academic and charitable activities. In addition, served at the education officer in 2012-2013, the medical advisor the Union of Students in Ireland 2013-2014 and held the position of class representative from 2011-2015.

Research publications & Presentations

Book Chapters

  1. Gouda P., Steinhubl S. How Digital Health Will Deliver Precision Medicine.  Digital Health: Scaling Healthcare to the World. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61446-5_14.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Gouda P, Sivakumaran S, Senaratne J. Electrical Organisation of Torsades de Pointes into Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. European Heart Journal - Case Reports [Accepted]
  2. Gouda P, Wang W, McGillion M, Graham M. Underutilization of Peri-Operative Screening for Cardiovascular Events After Non-Cardiac Surgery in Alberta. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. [In Press]
  3. Gouda P, Welsh R, Padarath M, Grégoire J, Hegele R, Gupta M. Landscape of Lipid Management Following an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Survey of Canadian Specialists. CJC Open. 2020
  4. Gouda P, Paterson C, Meyer S, Shanks M, Butler C, Taylor D, Tyrell B, Welsh R. Effects of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation on Frailty and Quality of Life. CJC Open. 2020.
  5. Sepehrvand N, Alemaychu W, Das D, Gupta A, Gouda P Ezekowitz J. Underrepresentation of women in cardiovascular randomized clinical trials. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 36.6 (2020): 969-e7.
  6. Sepehrvand N, Alemaychu W, Das D, Gupta A, Gouda P, Ghimire A, Du A, Hatami S, Babadagli H, Verma S, Kashour Z, Ezekowitz J. Trends in the Explanatory or Pragmatic Nature of Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Over two Decades. JAMA cardiology  2019 Nov 1;4(11):1122-8.
  7. Quer G, Gouda P, Galarnyk M, Topol E, Steinhibl S. Inter-and intraindividual variability in daily resting heart rate and its associations with age, sex, sleep, BMI, and time of year: Retrospective, longitudinal cohort study of 92,457 adults. Plos one 15.2 (2020): e0227709.
  8. Gouda P, Ezekowitz J. Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Heart Failure. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 2019. 1;34(2):202-6. 
  9. Gouda P, O'Flynn S, Cantillon P. Desires versus Reality of Medical and Health Science Summer Student Research Opportunities. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2018 Aug 1;187(3):817-20.
  10. Gouda P, Ezekowitz J. Insights on the use of Twitter at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2018 Jun 1;34(6):813-e7.
  11. Gouda P., Kirk A., Sweeney A., O'Donovan D. Attitudes of medical Students Towards Volunteering in Emergency Situations. Disaster medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2019
  12. Gouda P., Veenhuyzen G., Har B. Fifty-year old woman with lightheadedness. Heart. 2017 Aug 1;103(15):1224
  13. Gouda P., Weilovitch L., Kanani R., Har B. Case Report and Review of Nonischemic Spontaneous Papillary Muscle Rupture Between 2000 and 2015. Echocardiography. 2017 May;34(5):786-90.
  14. Gouda P., Gouda J., Butler C., Welsh R. Late Presentation of an Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery treated with Conservative Surgical Management with Long-term Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Follow-up. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2017 Feb 23;5:2050313X17695719.
  15. Gouda P., Das D., Clark A., Ezekowitz J. The Impact and Implications of Twitter for Cardiovascular Medicine. Journal of cardiac failure. 2017 Mar 1;23(3):266-7.
  16. Cronin T., Gouda P., McDonald C., Hallahan B. A comparison of mental health legislation in five developed countries: A narrative review. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2017 Dec;34(4):261-9.
  17. Gouda P., Brown P., Rowe B., McAlister F., Ezekowitz J. Insights into the Importance of the Electrocardiogram in Patients with Acute Heart Failure. European journal of heart failure, 18(8), 1032-1040.
  18. Gouda P., Chua J., Langan D., Hannon T., Scott A., O'Regan A. A Decade of  Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation in the West of Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2017 May 1;186(2):505-10.
  19. Gouda P., Fanous S., Sloane P., Murphy A. Medical Student and General Practitioner Perceptions of Challenges in General Practice in Ireland. Irish medical journal. 2016 May 10;109(5):412-.
  20. Gouda P., Cormican M. Virtual Sorting Hat Technology for Matching of Candidates to Residency Training Programs. Medical education. 2016 Dec;50(12):1249-52.
  21. Gouda P., Kitt K., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. Push and Stay Factors affecting Irish Medical Student Migration Intentions. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2017 Feb 1;186(1):25-31.
  22. Gouda P., Kitt K., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. Medical Student Understanding of Irish Intern Year. Irish Medical Journal. 2016 Apr 11;109(4):387.
  23.  STARSurg Collaborative (Site Lead - Gouda P.). (2016). Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery. British Journal of Surgery. 2016 Aug;103(9):1157-72.
  24. Gouda P., Fanous S., Gouda J., Boland J., Geoghegan R. Paediatric Learning in a Clinical Attachment: Undergraduate Medical Students’ Perspectives. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2016 May 1;185(2):413-21.
  25. Niethammer K., Gouda P., Moylett E. A Pilot Study of the Effect of a Change in the Scheduling of Canadian Medical Licensing Examinations on Two Cohorts of Students Studying in Ireland. International Journal of Medical Students. 2015 Mar;3(1):40-4.
  26. Gouda P., Kitt K., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. (2015). Ireland’s Medical Brain Drain: Migration Intentions of Irish Medical Students. Human Resources for Health. 2015 Dec;13(1):11.
  27. Gouda P., Fanous S., Gouda J. Challenges Faced by International Medical Student Due to Changes in Entrance Exam Eligibility. International Journal of Medical Students. 2014;3(1), 70-71.
  28. Gouda P., Ezekowitz J. Do Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs Have a Role in Treating Heart Failure in the Absence of Atrial Fibrillation? Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2013;94(4), 435–438.

Other Publications

  1. Gouda P.  Evidence-Based Tweeting in Cardiology: Unanswered questions and future directions. JACC: Heart Failure. 2018 May 31;6(5):439-40.
  2. Gouda P. The Need for Logbooks to Evolve in the Undergraduate medical setting. Perspectives on medical education. 2016 Feb 1;5(1):65.
  3. Gouda P., Bainey K., Welsh R. The demise of Morphine Oxygen Nitroglycerin Aspirin (MONA). Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2016 Dec 1;32(12):1578-e7.
  4. Gouda P. Response to Medical Students View on Selection Tools for Medical School. Irish Medical Journal. 2015;108(4), 98.
  5. Esmail T., Gouda P. Impact of Changes in Canadian Postgraduate Training on the Irish Health Service. Irish Medical Journal. 2016 Jan;108(1), 28
  6. Gouda P. Perspective on Studying Abroad. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2014 Sep 16;186(13):1017-8. 
  7. Gouda P., Bakhet M. Enhancing the Student Surgical Learning Experience. International Journal of Medical Students. 2015;2(2):77-8.
  8. Gouda P., Campion J. Technology Trends in Medical Education. International Journal of Medical Students. 2014;2(1):26. 
  9. Gouda P. When doctors go on strike, where do the medical students go? Irish Medical Journal, 2014;107(2) 59.
  10. Gouda P., Mahambo C., Coyle E., Ui Ghloinn S., Walkin S., Quinn R., Glynn L (2013). Treat or Refer? Factors affecting GP decisions. Forum. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253650893_Treat_or_Refer_Factors_affecting_GP_decisions
  11. Gouda P. (2013) Ma’am, Can you lift your breast please? StudentBMJ. 2013 Dec 1;21.

Presentations

  1. Gouda P, Savu A, Bainey K, Welsh, R, Kaul P, Sandhu R. Real-World Evidence on Short- and Long-Term Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients With A Prior History of Atrial Fibrillation. European Society of Cardiology Congress. Online 2020. [Rapid Fire Abstract].
  2. Gouda P., Aggarwal S., Martin B., Hauer T., Arena R., Galbraith D., Knudtson M., Wilton S., Har B. Incorporating Competitive Endurance Event Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Is it safe? Canadian Cardiology Congress. Vancouver 2017. [Moderated Presentation]
  3. Gouda P., Bishay P., Clark A., Ezekowitz J. Science and Twitter: The Canadian Cardiology Congress in 140 Characters. Canadian Cardiology Congress. Vancouver 2017. [Poster Presentation]
  4. Gouda P., Das D., Clark A., Ezekowitz J. The Impact of Social Media on Cardiovascular Medicine: Insights into Twitter's Sphere of Influence. Canadian Cardiology Congress. Montreal  2016. [Poster Presentation]
  5. Gouda P., Paterson C., Meyer S., Shanks M., Butler C., Taylor D., Tyrell B., Welsh R. Quality of Life and Frailty following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Canadian Cardiology Congress. Montreal 2016. [Highlighted Poster]
  6. Gouda P., Podder M., Rowe B., McAlister F., Armstrong P., Ezekowitz J. Insights into the Importance of the ECG in Patients with Acute Heart Failure. Canadian Cardiology Congress. Vancouver 2014. [Poster Presentation] 
  7. Kitt K., Gouda P., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. Leaving the Emerald Isle: factors Influencing Migration Intentions Among Medical Students. International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students. Dublin 2014. [Oral Presentation]
  8. Heavey L., Gouda P., Moylett E. Susceptibility Patterns of Urinary E.Coli to Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in the Paediatric Setting 2005-2013. Irish Paediatric Association Annual Meeting. Dublin 2014. [Poster Presentation]
  9. Gouda P., Kitt K., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. Irish Medical Brain Drain – Survey of the Migration Intentions of Irish Medical Students. StudentTalks. Galway 2014. [Oral Presentation]
  10. Gouda P., Kitt K., Evans D., Goggin D., McGrath D., Last J., Hennessy M., Arnett R., O’Flynn S., Dunne F., O’Donovan D. Off to Greener Pastures – A Survey of Irish Medical Students. Irish Network of Medical Educators 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. Belfast 2014. [Poster Presentation]
  11. Gouda P., Mahambo C., Coyle E., Ui Ghloinn S., Walkin S., Quinn R., Glynn L. Irish GP Referral Rates and Influencing Factors. 14th Annual Research Conference Sligo Regional Hospital. Sligo  2013.[Poster Presentation]
  12. Gouda P., Mahambo C., Coyle E., Ui Ghloinn S., Walkin S., Quinn R., Glynn L. Irish GP Referral Rates and Influencing Factors. International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students. Dublin 2013.[Poster Presentation] 
  13. Gouda P. Ramifications of Increasing Irish Medical School Class Sizes: a students perspective; Irish Network of Medical Educators 6th Annual Scientific Meeting. Dublin 2013. [Invited Speaker]

Research in Progress

  • Systematic Screening of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Chronic Coronary Artery Disease.
    • Overview: Multi-centre, International, cross-sectional study which aims to enroll 600 participants to determine the incidence of peripheral arterial disease in patients with coronary artery disease and test the concordance of multiple diagnostic modalities
    • Status: Currently awaiting Health Canada Approval and aims to begin recruiting in 2021.
    • Supervisor: Dr. Robert Welsh
    • Role: Second author involved in study design development, participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Long-term Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients With Prior History of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Overview: Analysis of >31,000 ACS admission assessing the impact of atrial fibrillation on short- and long-term outcomes
    • Status: Manuscript circulated for comments to co-authors
    • Supervisor: Dr. Roopinder Sandhu
    • Role: First author involved in study design, analysis and reporting.
  • Residual Cardiovascular Risk Following an Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Real-World Population.
    • Overview: Analysis of >31,000 ACS admission assessing the residual cardiovascular risk of secondary events and the impact of commonly observed comorbidities
    • Status: Manuscript under review
    • Supervisor: Dr. Robert Welsh
    • Role: First author involved in study design, analysis and reporting.
  • Validation of Hospital Frailty Risk Index in the Perioperative period.
    • Overview Analysis of >800,000 non- cardiac surgeries in Alberta examining the utility of the Hospital Frailty Risk Score that uses administrative data in predicting adverse outcomes
    • Status: Manuscript circulated for comments to co-authors
    • Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Graham
    • Role: First author involved in study design, analysis and reporting.
  • An Externally Validated Prediction Tool for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patient with Coronary Artery Disease
    • Overview: Analysis of participants in COMPASS trial and Alberta COVD registry to develop and validate a clinical prediction tool for peripheral arterial disease in patients with coronary artery disease.
    • Status: Manuscript under consideration with publication committee
    • Supervisors: Dr. Robert Welsh and John Eikelboom
    • Role: First authors involved in involved in securing funding, study design, analysis and reporting.
  • Reperfusion Strategies in Patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    • Overview: Comparison of reperfusion strategies (pharmacoinvasive versus primary percutaneous coronary intervention) in STEMI patients with a previous history of coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Status: Awaiting data for analysis
    • Supervisor: Dr. Robert Welsh
    • Role: First author involved in study design, analysis and reporting.
  • Rivaroxaban in Type 2 Myocardial Infarctions: A feasibility, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial
    • Overview: Awarded the CCS-Bayer Resident Vascular Research Award to conduct a 100 participant feasibility trial of low-dose rivaroxaban in patients with a type two myocardial infarction
    • Status: Received Health Canada and IRB approval. Awaiting institutional operational approval with a commencement date of April 1, 2021
    • Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Graham
    • Role: First author involved in securing funding, study design, regulatory approvals, participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and reporting.