May Y. Choi

Research Scientist, Rheumatology, MD FRCPC, MPH



  • Rheumatology Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Research Interests

  • Biomarkers for autoimmune diseases including autoantibodies
  • Lupus epidemiology

Dr. May Choi is a recent graduate of the Cumming School of Medicine’s Adult Rheumatology training program. She’s also the Associate Director of MitogenDx and the Associate Director of Research at the University of Calgary’s Lupus Centre of Excellence. Dr. Choi completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree at the University of Calgary in 2010, her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Alberta in 2014 and Internal Medicine training at the University of Calgary in 2017. In 2021, she completed her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology Program at Harvard University and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lupus Fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Karen Costenbader.

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Her recent publications and current research interests are focused on biomarker discovery and validation for the prediction of clinical outcomes in early onset lupus, as well as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) epidemiology.