About Josh McKay

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, and Nuclear Medicine. His areas of special interest include coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. McKay has authored multiple articles in peer reviewed journals and a book chapter.

In his spare time he enjoys sports, perfecting his BBQ recipes, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


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.


Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Houston Methodist Hospital

Certifications & Memberships

Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine



Languages Spoken



Cardiovascular Disease

Sub Specialty

Interventional Cardiology

Office Locations

Austin Heart - Harker Heights
800 West Central Texas Expressway
Suite 355
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Phone: (254) 526-2085
Fax: (254) 526-9569