Department of Radiology

2018 Cardiothoracic Imaging

2018 Cardiothoracic Imaging

Carolina Souza, MD, PhD, FRCPC- Co-Course Director

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

Giselle Revah, MD, FRCPC- Co-Course Director

Dr. Giselle Revah is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and practices clinical cardiothoracic imaging and non-vascular thoracic interventions.

Dr. Revah has many diverse research interests and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Her recent projects include: CT histogram as a biomarker for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in patients treated with tyrosinkinase inhibitors, MRI imaging of pancreatic cystic lesions and the MRI features of Left Bundle Branch Block. 

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests: Thoracic imaging; cardiac MRI; cardiac CT

Residency: University of Toronto

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard University; Cardiothoracic Imaging - New York University 


Jeffrey Galvin, MD- Guest Faculty

Jeffrey Galvin is a chest radiologist at the University of Maryland and Chief of Chest Imaging at the American Institute for Radiologic pathology. He is a former Distinguished Scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology with twenty years of experience in radiologic pathologic correlation. As a pulmonologist and radiologist he brings an approach to imaging based on correlative anatomy, histology and physiology. 

Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FRCPC, FSCCT- Guest Faculty


Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. F.S.C.C.T is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology. He is a Professor of Radiology and Cardiology with the University of British Columbia. Dr Leipsic is also a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Imaging. Dr. Leipsic has over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print, over 275 scientific abstracts, and editor of 2 textbooks. He speaks internationally on a number of cardiopulmonary imaging topics with over 150 invited lectures in the last 4 years.

François-Pierre Mongeon MD SM FRCPC FCCS FSCMR- Guest Faculty


Dr. François-Pierre Mongeon is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, He is the Chief of clinical services, Department of Medicine. He is a Cardiologist, Adult Congenital Heart Center, Echocardiography & Cardiac MRI at the Montreal Heart Institute

Karl Sayegh, MD, FRCPC- Guest Faculty

Dr. Sayegh is the Director of Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology, McGill University Health Center
and an  Assistant Professor at McGill University.  His specializations include:  Cardiac MR and CT, coronary artery disease, imaging of lung cancer, image guided interventions and ablation. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medical School: 

Université de Montreal 2007

Residency Training: 

McGill University – 2007-2012

Fellowship Training: 

Harvard Medical School –2012-1014
Abdominal Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiothoracic Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

Nov 2014 to May 2015 – Cardiac Imaging
Miami Baptist Health and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute (BCVI)

Carole Dennie, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Dennie is a professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging with a cross-appointment to the Department of Medicine in Cardiology. She is  the co-director of Cardiac Radiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, as well as fellowship director of Cardiac Radiology at the University of Ottawa.

She is the director of Continuing Professional Development in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She served as chair of the organizing committee for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) in 2013/2014. She is also the Chair of the Diagnostic Radiology Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Dennie has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings including the CAR, the Society of Thoracic Radiology, The North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, The World Congress of Thoracic Imaging, the RSNA and the American Thoracic Society meetings. She has contributed to the Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and the performance of cardiac MRI and CT.

Her publication list can be accessed on PubMed.

Specialty: Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests: CT; MRI; pulmonary vascular imaging

Residency: University of Ottawa, McMaster University

Fellowship: Clinical Fellow - Thoracic Radiology, Department of Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Observership - Pulmonary Vascular Imaging, Hôpital Calmet, Lille, France; Mini-fellowship - Cardiac MRI, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

Ashish Gupta, MBBS, MD

Dr. Ashish Gupta is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and is part of the Chest Radiology and Angio-intervention Radiology divisions at The Ottawa Hospital. He has participated in CMEs and conferences at the provincial as well as the national level. During his fellowship, his research focus was on pleural tumors. He is currently working on lung adenocarcinomas with genetic mutations and outpatient thrombectomy for DVT. He has several peer-reviewed publications to his credit.

Specialty: Intervention and Chest Radiology

Clinical Interests: Chest; GI and venous interventions; simulation in intervention radiology

Residency: Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur

Fellowship: Thoracic Imaging (University of Ottawa, 2010), Intervention Radiology (University of Ottawa, 2011)

Joao 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)

Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD


Dr. Rybicki is professor and chair of The Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and chief of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. He has authored over 250 peer-review publications. He globally introduced wide-area detector CT to radiology in 2007 and published the initial papers in the field. In 2008, Dr. Rybicki identified the relationship between first pass CT arterial enhancement and blood flow. Both CT and MR developments from his laboratory are now in clinical practice. Dr. Rybicki has delivered over 300 invited lectures. He has trained a wide gamut of students and is internationally recognized as a mentor for radiology clinician-scientists.

Dr. Rybicki is the chairperson for the American College of Radiology (ACR) Metrics Committee. Dr. Rybicki is also vascular imaging specialty chair for the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, and is a member of the joint American College of Cardiology (ACC)/ ACR Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force oversight committee and the ACR Radiation Dose Executive Committee. He is vice-chairperson of the AMA PCPI committee on Cardiac Imaging Performance Measures and Co-Chairperson for joint ACC/ ACR Measure for Imaging of Acute Chest Pain. He is the senior associate editor of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and former charter member of the Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Section in the U.S. NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Specialty: Cardiac Imaging

Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular computed tomography and magnetic resonance

Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School