Carol Ann Courneya PhD, Cardiovascular Physiologist – Cardiology

Carol Ann CourneyaCarol Ann Courneya is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Faculty of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. She holds a UBC Killam Teaching Award and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Her textbook Cardiovascular Physiology, is used in teaching clinically relevant CV physiology.

She founded (2001) and has directed for over a decade “Heartfelt Images”, an annual repository of cardiac artistry by UBC Medical and Dental students. (

Dr. Courneya founded and co-directs a National art exhibit called White Coat Warm Art that showcases art created by health sciences students, residents and faculty from across Canada. Drs Courneya and Pamela Brett-McLean (founding director) co-direct the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences in Medicine Special Interest Group for the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME).

Dr. Courneya’s has had a over a decade-long commitment to the development and implementation of the Patan Academy of Health in Kathmandu Nepal (, where she co-directs the Cardiovascular Block for first year medical students. This is the third year for their Cardio Art Contest, called Meru Mutu Mero Kala (My Heart My Art).