Dr. Evan Lockwood is a cardiologist specializing in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. His clinical interests include pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of atrial fibrillation, the prevention of sudden cardiac death, as well as cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure.
Dr. Lockwood grew up in rural Saskatchewan and obtained his Medical Doctorate (with Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1999. During this MD, he was awarded a Rotary Foundation Scholarship and undertook a year of study at the University of Durham in Durham, England (1995-1996). His training in Internal Medicine (1999-2002) and Adult Cardiology (2002-2005) were undertaken at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He then completed two further years of training with an Electrophysiology Fellowship in Victoria, BC (2005-2007) and an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Research Fellowship at the Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute in Los Angeles, California (2007). He has held clinical appointments at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta since 2007.
At the CK Hui Heart Centre at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Dr. Lockwood is the Director of the Cardiac Rhythm Device Clinic, Director of ECG & Ambulatory Electrocardiography, and co-Director of the Arrhythmia Clinic. Working with a team of specialized nurses, he has developed rapid referral programs for atrial fibrillation assessment & cardioversion, educational programs for patients and staff, and initiated an Arrhythmia Telemedicine program to facilitate improved patient access.
Dr. Lockwood is an Associate Clinical Professor whose principal academic interest is in medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has been involved in the clinical skills program and the problem-based learning program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta as a resident and faculty member. He has previously received the A.M. Edwards Award in Medical Education and the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award. He has previously been the Program Director for the Adult Cardiology residency training program at the University of Alberta and is now an Associate Program Director. He is the principle teacher for the adult cardiology EP rotation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital as well as one of the instructors in the medical student ECG learning program.
Dr. Lockwood is involved in clinical research at the CK Hui Heart Centre where he sits on the Executive Committee for of the Cardiovascular Research Program. He is currently involved in studies of atrial fibrillation ablation, cyroablation, syncope, heart failure treatment with resynchronization therapy, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death with ICD's.
He has been an active member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society since 2002, with prior roles as the Chair of the Trainee Committee and the Trainee Representative to the Council. He was a member of the Working Group on Standards of Training and Competency and is involved in the annual Canadian Cardiovascular Society Adult Cardiology Trainee Review Program. He also sits on the Strategic Clinical Network Board for Arrhythmia Services in Alberta.