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Joseph Choi (MD, MPH, FRCPC) is an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at the University Health Network. He completed his residency training at McGill University, and also completed a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on health care management and operations. He currently holds the rank of assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Choi is involved in various quality improvement initiatives at the local and provincial level. His main academic interests include health care operations optimization, improving clinical decision support, and reducing unnecessary practice variation. He is primarily exploring different uses of information technology, artificial intelligence and analytics to achieve this goal.


  • Operations optimization

  • Standardization and guideline development

  • Cost effectiveness

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Natural language processing

  • Clinical decision support


Chartier LB, Masood S, Choi J, McGovern B, Casey S, Friedman SM, Porplycia D, Tosoni S, Sabbah S. (2022). A blueprint for building an emergency department quality improvement and patient safety committee. Can J Emerg Med. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00252-2

Choi, J., Ensafi, S., Chartier, L.B. and Van Praet, O., 2017. A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease the Rate of Solitary Blood Cultures in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine.

Choi, J., Ensafi, S., Chartier, L. and Van Praet, O., 2016. A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease the Rate of Solitary Blood Cultures in the Emergency Department. BMJ Quality & Safety, 25(12), pp.995-995.

Choi, J., Burke, L.G. and Fischer, C., 2015. Current Management Practices of Pyelonephritis at an Academic Tertiary Care Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine, 22, pp.S384-S384.

Choi, J. and Lee, G.L., 2012. Common pediatric respiratory emergencies. Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 30(2), pp.529-563.

Choi, J., Morrison, L., Brooks, S.C. Bystander CPR and Shockable Rhythms Occur Less Often During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Southern Ontario Neighbourhoods with Lower Socioeconomic Status. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009;13(1):90.

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