Alberta Chapter Governor, Irene Ma, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM

As Governor, Dr. Ma serves as the official representative of the College for the Alberta Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about the Alberta Governor, read her bio below.


Medical School Education: University of British Columbia

Post-Doctoral Training: Nephrology; Emergency Ultrasound

Certifications: FRCPC; RDMS; RDCS

Present Position: Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Invited Workshop Leader, What's Important in POCUS - Evidence, Myths and Wishful Thinking, Rocky Mountain/ACP/AMA Internal Medicine Meeting, Banff, AB

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2009; Mentor, ACP POCUS Mentorship Program since 2021; First Author, Abdominal Free Fluid (I. Ma, W.H. Novak, B. Boesch, D. Chick), ACP Online Module 2019; Peer Reviewer, Lung Ultrasound (R. Dversdal et al.), ACP Online Module 2019; Instructor, ACP POCUS Foundational Skills for Internists, Rosemont, IL 2019; Moderator, Point-of-Care & General Medicine Ultrasound, Practical POCUS Matters Panel, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)/ACP/Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR 2017; Instructor, Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internists and Hospitalists, ACP Pre-course, Internal Medicine Meeting 2016-2019; Presenter, Basic Abdominal POCUS for the General Internist, Point-of-Care & General Medicine Ultrasound, AIUM/ACP/OHSU, Portland, OR 2016-2019

Other Appointments/Activities: Director of Ultrasonography and Procedural Skills, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Calgary since 2011; Chair, John A. Buchanan Chair in General Internal Medicine, University of Calgary since 2019; Board of Governors, AIUM 2019-2022; Third Vice President, AIUM since 2021 (term ends 2023); Associate Editor, Canadian Medical Education Journal since 2012

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Education (PhD, University of Calgary 2010); Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Emergency Ultrasound, Massachusetts General Hospital 2016; RDMS 2016; RDCS 2017); Clinical Epidemiology (MSc, Stanford University 2001)