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The Courtois CMR Research Group

The Group

We are a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, physicists, clinicians, students, and administrative staff. We all work together to make CMR faster, safer, and more accessible.

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Matthias Friedrich, MD,

Director - CMR

Our Director is a cardiologist at the McGill University Health Centre and an internationally-renowned clinician-scientist with expertise in Cardiac MRI. 

He is the Principal Investigator for numerous research projects, as well as a co-investigator for multicentre collaborations with teams from around the world. 

Dr. Judy Luu MD/PhD, FRCPC

Judy Luu, MD/PhD, FRCPC

Director - CMR Research

Dr. Luu is a women's heart health cardiologist with expertise in CMR. Her research interest includes understanding sex and gender differences in cardiovascular disease, and improving both diagnostic and clinical management for women.  Dr. Luu works closely with graduate students to identify project goals, develop research proposals, and prepare manuscripts for publication. She helps co-lead multiple collaborative CMR studies with national and international partners.

Dr. Michael Chetrit, MD, FRCPC

Michael Chetrit, MD, FRCPC

Director - Clinical CMR

Dr. Michael Chetrit is a senior Research Scientist in the Courtois Research Group at the Research Institute of the McGill University (RI-MUHC). He is a co-investigator in several of the projects in the group with a focus on myocardial characterization, cardiac amyloidosis and novel MRI protocols. Dr. Chetrit is responsible for preparing and conducting research projects and ensures all projects in accordance with the ethics review board. 

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Kathleen Amedee

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Elizabeth Hillier, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Administrative Manager and Assistant

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Elizabeth Konidis

Project Manager

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Florianne Amedee

Administrative Assistant

Sylvie Gelineau

MRI Technologist

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Javad Rafiee, MD

Research Fellow

Kate Lindsay

PhD Student

Mahya Khaki, MD

Research Scientist

McGill Affiliate Member

Mitchel Benovoy, PhD

McGill Affiliate Member 

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Adonis Rodaros

Clinical Research Coordinator

Margherita Leo

MRI Technologist

Katerina Eyre

PhD Student

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Mayssa Moukarzel

Master Student 

McGill Affiliate Member

Andrew Coristine, PhD

McGill Affiliate Member 

Summer Students 2022

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Aidan Cruickshank

Jolin Zhang


Glisant Plasa

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Julia Visch

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Cyril Kazan


Huilin Liang 


Bailey Ng


Bersabeh A Hailemariam


Coralie Jean-Pierre

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