Dr. Kevin Wei joined the medical team of MCMC | OHSU Cardiology in 2011.
He brings to Gorge residents extensive training and expertise in echocardiography,
an important tool used in the detection and management of patients with
known or suspected heart disease.
Dr. Wei has specific expertise in bubble echocardiography, which uses tiny
gas bubbles injected into the bloodstream to evaluate and understand blood
flow and heart function. He was trained in the procedure at the University
of Virginia Medical Center by one of its leading experts, Dr. Sanjiv Kaul,
and now also practices with Dr. Kaul at OHSU. Dr. Kaul refers to his colleague
as an internationally recognized leader in the field of echocardiography.
In addition to his practice at MCMC | OHSU Cardiology, Dr. Wei continues
to do procedures at OHSU and is a member of the medical school faculty.
He jumped at the chance to begin to see patients in a smaller, more rural
region like the Gorge.
Dr. Wei was pleased to have the opportunity to come to The Dalles and work
to build a facility for diagnosing and managing heart disease that is
similar to what is available at OHSU. Bubble echocardiography helps him
visualize heart structure and function with much greater clarity than
other commonly used techniques.
A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Wei and his wife of 20 years have a daughter,
and they enjoy traveling, learning about different cultures and tasting
food around the world.
Trinity College, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
The Toronto Hospital, Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto Internal Med St Michaels Hospital - The Toronto Hospital Cardiology