Department of Radiology

2018 Preparing for Call Course

2018 Preparing for Call Course

Mario Kontolemos, MSc, MDCM, FRCPC, Co-Course Director

Dr. Kontolemos completed his radiology training at McGill University in 2011 followed by a 2 year clinical fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Ottawa. 

Dr. Kontolemos is the Associate Director of the Radiology Residency program at the Ottawa Hospital where he also works as a neuro and head and neck radiologist in the division of Neuroradiology.

 

Dr. Kontolemos' current areas of clinical interest are in head and neck imaging, stroke imaging as well as undergraduate and graduate medial education in radiology.

Taryn Hodgdon, MD, FRCPC, Co-Course Director

 

Dr. Taryn Hodgdon completed her radiology training at the University of Ottawa in 2016, followed by a one-year clinical fellowship at The Ottawa Hospital in Musculoskeletal Imaging. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and works as a radiologist in the division of Musculoskeletal radiology in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. 

Publication list: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=taryn+hodgdon

Angus Hartery, MD, FRCPC, Guest Faculty

Program Director, Discipline of Radiology, Clinical assistant Professor. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Shauna Duigenan MD, FRCPC - Faculty

Dr. Duigenan's recent areas of research are in the realms of women's imaging and best practices for imaging of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. She is a member of the Body Imaging Group in the Department of Digital Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital, and the incoming abdominal fellowship director. 

Her publication list can be accessed on PubMed.

Specialty: Body Imaging

Clinical Interests: Women's imaging; imaging practice guidelines; imaging of inflammatory bowel disease

Residency: The University of Manitoba

Fellowship: Abdominal imaging fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School; Pediatric imaging fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Hibbert MD, FRCPC

Dr. Rebecca Hibbert is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Ottawa. She completed her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in Cross-sectional Imaging and now specializes in abdominal and pelvic radiology. In addition to her diagnostic work in ultrasound, CT and MRI, her area of clinical expertise includes treatment of liver and kidney tumours with percutaneous and intraoperative thermal ablation as well as other image-guided non-vascular interventions. She is currently director of the Abdominal Ablation group. 

Dr. Hibbert is also Associate Program Director for the Radiology Residency Program at the University of Ottawa. In this capacity, she is heavily involved in the Curriculum Committee and spearheads radiology simulation training for residents at the Univerisity of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. She is currently the co-director of the University of Ottawa Radiology Resident Review Course, held annually in Ottawa.

Her publication list can be accessed on her Google page.

Specialty: Body Imaging

Clinical Interests: Thermal tumour ablation; non-vascular interventions; hepatobiliary imaging

Fellowship: Cross-sectional Imaging Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 

Daniela Iancu, MD

Dr. Daniela Iancu is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She is the Director of the Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship Program and practices clinical intervention and diagnostic neuroradiology.

Dr. Iancu has published articles on complex intracranial aneurysms management, value of MRI in cerebrovascular diseases diagnostic, brain AVMs diagnostic and management options. She also sits on the board of the Canadian Interventional Neuro Group (GING).

Her publication list can be accessed on ResearchGate.

Specialty: Intervention and Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Clinical Interests: Diagnostic and endovascular treatments of brain and spine aneurysms; arterio-venous malformation; dural arterio-venous fistulas; stroke

Residency: Université René Descartes, Paris V, France

Fellowship: Interventional Neuroradiology Clinical Fellow, Deptartment of Imaging, Université de Montreal, CHUM Notre Dame, Montréal, Quebec

Joao R. Inacio, MD

Dr. Joao Inacio is a professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and is part of the Chest, Cardiac and Emergency sections at The Ottawa Hospital. He practices clinical chest imaging, chest intervention and cardiac Imaging.

Dr. Inacio’s research interests include CT myocardial perfusion imaging, lung cancer metastatic pathways and chest intervention.

His publication list can be accessed on ResearchGate.

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests: Cardiac imaging, chest intervention, emergency radiology

Residency: University of Lisbon, Portugal

Fellowship: Clinical Fellowship in Emergency and Trauma Radiology and Cardiothoracic Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver;
Cardiovascular imaging mini-fellowship at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Elena Peña, MD

Dr. Peña is an assistant professor in the Radiology Department of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and a radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging’s Cardiothoracic and Emergency Radiology sections at The Ottawa Hospital.

She is involved in medical student, resident, and fellow training, as well as post-fellowship teaching. She is the resident supervisor for the cardiac imaging rotation and has been a lecturer at the Resident Review Course that has been held in Ottawa in March every year since 2010. She was the co-director for the past CME course entitled “Cardiopulmonary Imaging Update” held in June 2013 in Quebec City.

Dr. Peña has published several peer-reviewed articles, a book chapter and presented more than 30 oral presentations and posters at national and international meetings. Her primary clinical interest is in cardiopulmonary and vascular imaging. Her major research interests are in pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, use of cardiac CT in acute chest pain in the Emergency Department, and interstitial and vascular pulmonary diseases, as well as in imaging of the pleura.

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Emergency Radiology

Clinical Interests: Cardiac MR and CT; cardiomyopathy; pulmonary hypertension; acute and chronic pulmonary embolism; cardiopulmonary imaging; interstial lung diseases; pulmonary vascular diseases; use of CT in TAVI workup

Residency: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Hospital Fundacion Alcorcon) Madrid, Spain

Fellowship: Clinical Fellow - Cardiac Radiology (2007-2008), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario; Clinical Fellow - Thoracic Radiology (2010-2011), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Marcos Loreto Sampaio, MD

Dr. Marcos Loreto Sampaio is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. He has also been a part of the MSK radiology team at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) since 2009 and practices both MSK diagnostic imaging and procedures. He is the MSK radiology fellowship director, MSK residency supervisor, X-rays modality lead of the department and Radiation Protection Officer of the TOH General Campus.

Dr. Sampaio has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on MSK imaging and he is a reviewer for radiology and skeletal journals. He was also named best clinical teacher by undergraduate students, radiology residents, and MSK radiology fellows.

His publication list can be accessed on his Google page.

Specialty: Musculoskeletal radiology

Clinical Interests: MSK ultrasound and MRI; sports medicine; rheumatology; anatomy; MSK procedures; medical education

Residency: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Fellowship: MSK clinical fellowship, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; MSK research fellowship, New York University

Adnan Sheikh, MD

Dr. Adnan Sheikh is an Associate professor of radiology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the Director of Advanced Musculoskeletal Interventions and Section head and fellowship Director of Emergency radiology at the Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Sheikh received his medical school and radiology specialist training from India and completed fellowships in musculoskeletal imaging and emergency trauma imaging from the University of British Columbia before coming on staff at The Ottawa Hospital in 2005. His clinical interests are functional musculoskeletal imaging, bone and soft tissue tumor imaging, MSK intervention and Emergency/Trauma imaging. Dr. Sheikh is actively involved in multimodality imaging based multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with researchers from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa University.

Specialty: Musculoskeletal Imaging, emergency/trauma Imaging.

Residency: J.J.M Medical College, India

Fellowship: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal MRI, Sports Imaging, shoulder and ankle disease, MSK Intervention.

Karl Smyth MD, FRCPC

Dr. Karl Smyth is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the angio/interventional and body sections providing services at The Ottawa Hospital and regional rural hospitals. Dr. Smyth has an interest in international health and volunteers in Haiti.

Dr. Smyth is an active participant in both the medical student and residency education programs.

Specialty:Angio/Interventional    

Clinical Interests: Angiography; general and hemodialysis interventions; body and general radiology; international health

Residency: University of Ottawa

Fellowship: Angio/Interventional radiology, University of Ottawa

Carolina Souza MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr Carolina Souza is a thoracic radiologist at the Ottawa Hospital, director of the Thoracic Imaging Fellowship and an Associate Professor of the University of Ottawa. Dr Souza is originally from Brazil where she obtained her MD followed by a PhD degree in Radiology from the University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2006, she completed a 2-year fellowship in thoracic radiology at the Vancouver General Hospital under supervision of Dr. Nestor Muller.

Since the completion of her clinical fellowship, Dr Souza has been working as a thoracic radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital where she has been actively involved in teaching, research, and multidisciplinary patient care. Dr Souza has over 55 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 invited presentations in national and international lectures.

Dr Souza is a passionate teacher and has received teaching awards from undergraduate and residency levels. In 2017 she completed the Healthcare Education Scholars Program (HESP) from the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) of the University of Ottawa, a program dedicated to scholarship in medical education. Dr Souza had an essential role in the implementation of the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital and is the lead radiologist of the ILD Multidisciplinary Meetings since 2013. Her main areas of interest include interstitial and diffuse lung diseases, advances in lung cancer and medical education. 

Specialty: Thoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests: Interstitial and diffuse lung diseases, advances in lung cancer and medical education.

Residency: Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Fellowship: Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Canada

Nader Zakhari MD, FRCPC

Dr. Nader Zakhari completed his radiology training at the University of Ottawa in 2016, followed by a two-year clinical fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Neuroradiology. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and works as a radiologist in the division of Neuroradiology, in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. His special interest are in Advanced MR imaging of brain tumors, and spine imaging & interventions. Dr. Zakhari received the Staff Radiologist Teacher of the Year award in 2017 and the Fellow Teacher of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.

Specialty: Neuroradiology

Clinical Interests: Advanced MR imaging; Spine Imaging and interventions

Research Interest: Brain tumors advanced imaging

Residency: University of Ottawa

Fellowship: Neuroradiology, University of Ottawa