McKinney, Jimmy

Jimmy McKinney



Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Director of Research, SportsCardiologyBC (Vancouver, British Columbia)


Research Interests

  • Sports Cardiology
  • Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention


Dr. James McKinney MSc, MD, FRCP(C) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia and director of research at SportsCardiologyBC ( Dr. McKinney obtained his degree in medicine from the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed internal medicine and cardiology fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Dr. McKinney then completed subspecialty fellowships in cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Toronto and sports cardiology in Rome, London U.K. and at UBC. Dr. McKinney’s clinical and research interests focus on: 1) improving the safety for all exercisers, 2) improving the safety of exercise in persons with underlying cardiac conditions, 3) examining potential negative cardiac effects of strenuous endurance exercise and 4) redefining and studying the role of pre-participation screening young and Masters athletes.