Dr. Margaret Blackwell is a cardiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital. Dr. Blackwell’s speciality interests include transesophageal echocardiography, preventative cardiology, the Heart Function Clinic, pacemakers and clinical cardiology. 

Dr. Blackwell has won awards in teaching medical students and interns. She has been an examiner for the final qualifying exams for doctors. She is an active member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Cardiology and European Heart Association, Canadian Society of Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardiography.

She was an assistant head nurse in the intensive care unit at Royal Columbian Hospital and worked in ICU at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and the Dialysis Unit before attending medical school.

Areas of expertise

  • Echocardiology
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Clinical cardiology


  • Cardiology


Formal education

  • MD – 1988 – University of British Columbia
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine – 1994 – University of British Columbia
  • FRCPC Cardiology – 1996 – University of British Columbia
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