Dr. Josh McKay is originally from League City, Texas. He obtained his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University and then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston. Dr. McKay completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he was selected as chief cardiology Fellow. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Medicine. His areas of special interest include coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and deep venous thrombosis. He also specializes in repairing small holes in the heart, called Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defects (ASD), without needing open heart surgery. Dr. McKay has authored multiple articles in peer reviewed journals and a book chapter.
In his spare time he enjoys sports, exercise, perfecting his BBQ recipes, and spending time with his wife and kids.
McKay J, Nagueh, SF. Alcohol Septal Ablation to Reduce Heart Failure. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2017 Jul;6(3):445-452.
Bansal E, McKay J, C. Huie Lin. Transcatheter Closure and Reintervention on an Expanding Post-myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Rupture. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal,12(1):56.
McKay J. The Patient Requiring Pre-operative Evaluation. In WJ Brady, RC Schutt, N Charlton, MJ Lipinski, K Hudson, AE Darby (Eds.), The Electrocardiogram in Clinical Medicine. London, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Group.
Hage FG, Ghimire G, Lester D, McKay J, Bleich S, El-Hajj S, Iskandrian AE. The prognostic value of regadenoson myocardial perfusion imaging. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2015;22(6):1214-1221.
Wei J, Hsiung MC, Tsai SK, Yin WH, Ou CH, Donmez C, Bicer E, Daly DD Jr, Dumaswala B, Dumaswala K, McKay J, Nanda NC. Atrial septal occluder device embolization to an iliac artery: a case highlighting the utility of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography during percutaneous closure. Echocardiography 2012;29(9):1128-31.Dumaswala B, Bicer E, Dumaswala K, Donmez C, Bhagatwala KD, Karia N, McKay J, Joshi D, Sadat K, Nanda NC. Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiographic Assessment of the Involvement of Cardiac Valves and Chambers in Carcinoid Disease. Echocardiography 2012;29(3):E72-77.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Houston Methodist Hospital
Certifications & Memberships
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine
Austin Heart at Round Rock
2410 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 341-0889
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