Andrew Choi Andrew Choi
Co-Director, Cardiac CT and MRI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Radiology (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2323
Email: Email
Department: Medicine

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, The George Washington University, 2003
  • M.D., The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2008

Biography

Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC, MSCCT, is the Co-Director of Multimodality Cardiac Imaging and Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology at GW where he directs multimodality imaging directed clinical care, research and education for a wide spectrum of cardiovascular prevention and treatment in atherosclerosis, structural heart disease and cardiomyopathies utilizing Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI and interventional/3D echocardiography, as well as support to general echocardiography and nuclear imaging. In addition, Dr. Choi provides expert preventive consultation on complex cholesterol/lipid disorders as the clinical lead for GW Lipid Program and general cardiology.  At GW, he lectures medical students, physician assistant and biomedical engineering students in cardiac imaging and is a clinical educator of resident and fellow physicians.  He frequently mentors top medical students, residents and fellows in cardiac imaging scholarship.  His mentees have gone on to successful clinical training at the top academic institutions in the United States, careers in academic medicine and clinical practice.

Dr. A. Choi is a GW School of Medicine alumnus, graduating as the Allie S. Freed Awardee in Preventive Medicine including training in the GW Lipid Research Clinic in the early 2000s under the mentorship of Dr. Judith Hsia. He trained in Internal Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY), Cardiology at Georgetown University and in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging for 2 years as the Inaugural Fellow in a joint program at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Washington Hospital Center. He has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, recognized in 2021 by the American College of Cardiology (Maryland Chapter) for Distinguished Service.

Training

  • Internal Medicine – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Cardiology – Georgetown University and Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging – Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging – National Institutes of Health and NHLBI

Expertise

  • Complex cholesterol/lipid management
  • Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging
  • General Consultative Cardiology

Research

Dr. A. Choi’s research in cardiac imaging is multifaceted. Current interests are focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to cardiac computed tomography angiography to enhance the detection of coronary atherosclerosis. An AI guided approach may potentially improve the prediction of heart attacks, response to common heart medications like statins and enhance risk models for potentially millions at risk around the world. Dr. A. Choi also has interests in the translation of new cardiac CT methods to improve clinical practice, complex and structural cardiac disease, and novel educational approaches to global cardiovascular imaging dissemination, such as through social media.

As a national cardiovascular imaging thought leader and GW/national collaborator, Dr. Choi is widely published as author of more than 200 abstracts and publications, including in leading cardiovascular journals such as Journal of the Am. College of Cardiology, Journal of the Am. College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, JAMA: Cardiology and the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT).  His impactful work has received multiple research awards including the 2020 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Best Abstract and Runner-Up Award, SCCT Young Investigator Award, SCCT Outstanding Academic Researcher Award (Finalist) and the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award Finalist (Mid-Atlantic). He has led as Co-Chair multiple guideline/guidance statements including the 2020 SCCT/ACC Endorsed COVID-19 Guidance Statement and of the 2020 SCCT Independent and Advanced Practitioner Education Guideline for cardiology and radiology trainees around the world. Dr. A. Choi is an editor at JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging haspreviously served as Associate Editor at JCCT was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2020-2023) with members in 85 countries and was recognized in 2023 as a Master of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (MSCCT), an honor that has only been bestowed to the top 1% of the field.

Presentations (Selected):

  1. Choi AD. Visiting Professor Grand Rounds. Cardiac CT Atherosclerosis Imaging by Artificial Intelligence; Vision for a Brave New World. Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2023.
  2. Choi AD. Visiting Professor Grand Rounds. Cardiac CT Atherosclerosis Imaging by Artificial Intelligence; Vision for a Brave New World. Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Cardiovascular Imaging Grand Rounds, March 2022 (Virtual).
  3. Choi AD. Visiting Professor Grand Rounds. Cardiac CT Atherosclerosis Imaging by Artificial Intelligence; Vision for a Brave New World. University of Chicago Cardiology Grand Rounds, September 2021 (Virtual).
  4. Choi AD. Visiting Professor Grand Rounds. Cardiac CT Imaging: Vision for a Brave New World – Johns Hopkins University Cardiac Imaging Grand Rounds, Baltimore, MD (Virtual), December 3, 2020.
  5. Choi AD. Speaker. Mind the Gap: Achieving Generational Change in Cardiovascular Medicine. British Cardiovascular Society Scientific Sessions, Manchester, United Kingdom. ACC Virginia Ambassador. June 2023.
  6. Choi AD. Moderator. Go With the Flow: Multimodality Imaging of Blood Movement. American College of Cardiology/World Cardiology Congress Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA. March 2023.
  7. Choi AD. Speaker. Debate: Is it pie in the sky? The utility of AI for the diagnosis of CAD – PRO. (vs Dr. Ed Nicol, Oxford, United Kingdom President-Elect of SCCT). Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Scientific Sessions, Las Vegas NV, July 2022.
  8. Choi AD. Speaker. Debate (vs Dr. Sharmila Dorbala, Past-President of Am Soc of Nuclear Cardiology): Multimodality Imaging In Cardiomyopathy: Cardiac MRI is First Line in Cardiac Amyloidosis. American Society of Echocardiography International Scientific Sessions, Seattle, WA, June 2022.
  9. Choi AD. Speaker. Use of Point of Care Ultrasound (Echocardiography) in Virtual Care Settings. American College of Cardiology International Scientific Sessions Future Hub. April 2022.
  10. Choi AD. Speaker. Debate PRO (vs. Dr. Patricia Pellika, Past-President of Am Soc of Echo, Editor-in-Chief Designee of Journal of the Am Soc Echo): Coronary CT Should be the First Choice Non-Invasive Test for Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of Patients with Suspected CAD. American College of Cardiology International Scientific Sessions, April 2022.
  11. Choi AD. Speaker. Pros and cons of cardiac imaging modalities used to evaluate chest pain. Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Webinar on 2021 ACC/AHA Chest Pain Guideline. February 2022. Virtual.
  12. Choi AD. Speaker. CardioCon 2022, Ahmeadabad, India. Women in Cardiology and Stable CAD: CT Angiography is a safe and reliable option. February 2022.

New/Ongoing Research:

  • Primary Investigator (Choi AD) – Artificial Intelligence Aided Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease by CCTA for multiple studies
  • Chair Communications Committee and Executive Steering Committee (Choi AD) International
  • Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Noninvasive Cardiology Protocols Study (INCAPS)
  • Executive Publications Committee(Choi AD) CONFIRM 2 – International Global Prognostic study for Coronary Artery Disease by CCTA. Collaboration with global CONFIRM2 Investigators.
  • VICTORIAN-INCEPTION: Inclisiran for LDL lowering in Patients with Established CAD
  • Funding Agency: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • VICTORIAN-PLAQUE: Inclisiran for LDL lowering and plaque progression in subclinical atherosclerosis by CCTA

Media Mentions (Selected)

  1. Choi AD. Media story.  GW SMHS and the GW MFA’s Andrew Choi, MD ’08 Recieves ACC Maryland Chapter Distinguished Service Award. January 5, 2022.
  2. Choi AD. Media story.  US Chest Pain Guidelines Will Change Practice, Though Gaps Remain.  TCTMD News (Yael L. Maxwell). December 2021.
  3. Covas P, Choi AD. AI assesses atherosclerosis morphology in NSTEMI patients. (Erik Ridley).  AuntMinnie.com. July 2021.
  4. Choi AD. Media story.  AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA (Erik Ridley.  AuntMinnie.com. June 2021.
  5. Choi AD. Media Story. Gatekeeper CTA Strategy in Stable Chest Pain Still Needs Honing. TCTMD News (Yael L. Maxwell). March 2021.
  6. Choi AD. Media story. GW Physicians’ Research on Using Artificial Intelligence for Cardiac Testing Receives International Recognition. August 11, 2020.
  7. Choi AD. Media Story. For Cardiac CT, COVID-19 Has Toppled Silos and Paved the Way for Change.  (Yael L. Maxwell). TCTMD. July 28, 2020.
  8. Choi AD. Media Quotes. ACC Participates in Congressional Briefing Focused on Importance of Flu Vaccine. December 2019 & ACC’s Cardiology Magazine.
  9. Choi AD. Media Quotes. Recurrent Events Common Among Young Patients with CAD. TCTMD.com (Michael O’Riordan). October 11, 2019.
  10. Choi AD. Video and Print Interview. Use of Social Media for Cardiology Education. Society of Cardiovascular CT 2019 Scientific Sessions. Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (Dave Fornell).  July 26, 2019

Community Service

  • Executive Committee, GW SMHS Faculty Assembly (from July 2023)
  • Selection Committee GW Cardiology Fellowship
  • Cardiology Volunteer, Washington Football Team Draft Day Health Screening – with American College of Cardiology and Men’s Health Network

Leadership/National Membership:

  • Fundamentals of Leadership Cohort, GW SMHS (2023)
  • Board of Directors, Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography (2020-2023)
  • Board of Directors, American College of Cardiology-Virginia.
  • Chair, Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Program Track – Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Emerging Faculty - Advanced Educator Program – American College of Cardiology
  • Annual Scientific Meeting Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Division

  • Cardiology

Publications

Motwani M, Williams MC, Nieman K, Choi AD. Great debates in cardiac computed tomography: “Artificial Intelligence is key to the future of CCTA – The great hope”. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2022 Jul 20; S1934-5925 (ss) 00250-7. 2023 Jan-Feb:17(1):18-21. PMID 35945132.

Kim Y (medical student), Choi AD, Telluri A (medical student), Lipkin I (medical student), Bradley AJ, Sidahmed A, Jonas R, Andreini D, Bathina R, Baggiano A, Cerci R, Choi EY, Choi JH, Choi SY, Chung N, Cole J, Doh JH, Ha SJ, Her AY, Kepka C, Kim JY, Kim JW, Kim SW, Kim W, Pontone G, Villines TC, Cho I, Danad I, Heo R, Lee SE, Lee JH, Park HB, Sung JM, Crabtree T, Earls JP, Min JK, Chang HJ. Atherosclerosis Imaging Quantitative Computed Tomography (AI-QCT) to guide referral to invasive coronary angiography in the randomized controlled CONSERVE trial. Clinical Cardiology. Feb 27 2023. Online, in press. PMID: 36847047. **Correspondence Author

Bradley AJ, Ghawanmeh M (fellow), Govi A (resident), Covas P (fellow), Panjrath G, Choi AD. Emerging roles for artificial intelligence in heart failure imaging. Heart Failure Clinics. Accepted, in press April 2023.

Choi AD. CT-FFR: Real-World Questions, and the new CAD Imaging Triple-Aim. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, May 2023, accepted, in press.

Nurmohamed NS (PhD Student), Bom MJ, Jukema RA, de Groot RJ, Driessen RS, van Diemen PA, de Winter RW, Gaillard EL, Sprengers RW, Stroes ESG, Min JK, Earls JP, Cardoso R, Blankstein R, Danad I, Choi AD, Knaapen P. Artificial intelligence guided quantitative plaque staging predicts long-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, May 2023, in press. **Correspondence Author

Griffin WF (resident), Choi AD, Riess JS, Marques H, Chang HJ, Choi JH, Doh JH, Her AY, Koo BK, Nam CW, Park HB, Shin SH, Cole J, Gimelli A, Khan MA, Lu B, Gao Y, Nabi F, Nakazato R, Schoepf UJ, Driessen RS, Bom MJ, Thompson R, Jang JJ, Ridner M, Rowan C, Avelar E, Généreux P, Knaapen P, de Waard GA, Pontone G, Andreini D, Earls JP. Artificial Intelligence Evaluation of Coronary Stenosis on CT Coronary Angiography, Comparison with Quantitative Coronary Angiography. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, February 2022 15:S19363-878X, online. 2023 Feb;16(2): 193-205. PMID: 35183478

Lipkin I (medical student), Telluri A (medical student), Kim Y (medical student), Sidahmed A, Krepp JM, Choi BG, Jonas R, Marques H, Chang HJ, Choi JH, Doh JH, Her AY, Koo BK, Nam CW, Park HB, Shin SH, Cole J, Gimelli A, Khan MA, Lu B, Gao Y, Nabi F, Nakazato R, Schoepf UJ, Driessen RS, Bom MJ, Jang JJ, Ridner M, Rowan C, Avelar E, Généreux P, Knaapen P, de Waard GA, Pontone G, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Crabtree TR, Earls JP,? Choi AD, Min JK. Performance and Utility of AI-QCT Evaluation of Coronary Stenosis on CT coronary Angiography vs Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Prediction of Stenosis and Ischemia. American Journal of Roentengology 2022 Sep;219(3): 407-419. Epub 2022 Apr 20. PMID: 35441530. *Editor’s Choice. **Correspondence Author

Einstein AJ, Hirschfield C, Williams MC, Vitola JV, Better N, Villines TC, Cerci R, Shaw LJ, Choi AD…INCAPS 2 Investigators. Paez D. Worldwide Disparities in Recovery of Cardiac Testing 1 Year Into COVID-19: The 107-Country INCAPS COVID-2 Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2022 May 24;79(20): 2001-2017. PMID: 35589162.

Choi AD, Marques H, Kumar V…Earls JP et al. CT Evaluation by Artificial Intelligence for Atherosclerosis, Stenosis and Vascular Morphology (CLARIFY): A multi-center, International study. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Nov-Dec 2021;15(6): 470-476. PMID: 34127407.

Choi AD (Co-Chair), Thomas DM, Lee J, Abbara S, Cury R, Maroules C, Nagpal P, Wang DD, Zeb I, Steigner ML, Leipsic JA, Villines TC, Blankstein R. 2020 SCCT Curriculum Guideline For Training Cardiology and Radiology Trainees as Independent Readers (Level II) and Advanced Readers (Level III) in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: A Statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. In-Press, Sept 2020. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography + Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging + JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (copublication)

Choi AD (Co-Chair), Abbara S, Branch KR, Feuchtner GM, Ghoshhajra B, Nieman K, Pontone G, Villines TC, Williams MC, Blankstein R. Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography guidance for use of cardiac computed tomography amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2020 Mar-April 2020. [#1 downloaded paper of 2020 in JCCT, Plum X Score of 109]. PMID: 32317235

Zoghbi WA, DiCarli MF, Blankstein R, Choi AD, Dilsizian V, Flachskampf FA, Geske JB, Grayburn PA, Jaffer FA, Kwong RY, Leipsic JA, Marwick TH, Nagel E, Nieman K, Raman SV, Salerno M, Sengupta PP, Shaw LJ, Chandrashekhar YS; American College of Cardiology Imaging Council. Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ramping Up Safely to a New Normal. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging 2020 Jul; 13(7): 1615-1626. [Altmetrics Score of 125, 98th percentile]. PMID: 32646721

Choi AD, Geske JB, Lopez-Mattei JC, Parwani P, Wang DD, Winchester DE, Sengupta PP, Zoghbi WA, Shaw LJ, Chandrashekhar YS, Blankstein R. Cardiovascular imaging through the prism of Modern Metrics. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging 2020 May; 13(5): 1256-69 [Altmetrics Score of 58, 93rd percentile]. PMID: 32381247

Choi AD, Feuchtner Gm, Weir-McCall J, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Villines TC. Accelerating the future of cardiac CT: social media as sine que non? Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32057708

Michos ED, Choi AD. Coronary Artery Disease in Young Adults: Hard Lesson but a Good Teacher. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2019 Oct 15;74 (15): 1879-1882. [Altmetric Score of 123, Top 2% compared to outputs of same age]. PMID: 31601368

Walker T, Zeman R, Earls JP, Lichtenberger J, Pocock E, Najam F, Young H, Reiner J, Nagy C, Choi AD., What are the Implications of Non-Cardiac Findings in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for TAVR?, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019 Mar, 73 (9): Supplement 1,

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