Department of Radiology

Oncology Imaging in the Azores July 9-11,  2020

Oncology Imaging in the Azores July 9-11, 2020

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


Geoffrey Doherty, MD, MSc, FRCPC. Co-Course Director



Dr. Geoff Doherty is a professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. He pursues clinical imaging and biopsy approaches in both body and breast imaging. He has made numerous lectures for the Continuing Medical Education program at the University of Ottawa, and has previously received first place in an educational exhibit competition at the Canadian Association of Radiology Annual Meeting (2012)

Specialty: Body and Breast Imaging

Clinical Interests: CT; MRI; mammography; ultrasound; image-guided biopsies

Residency: University of Ottawa

Fellowship: Cross-sectional Imaging, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Jeremy J. Erasmus, MD: Guest Faculty



Dr. Erasmus is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). He has been a member of and held leadership positions in a number of national andinternational radiology organizations, including the World Congress of Thoracic Imaging, Society of Thoracic Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), and Diagnostic Imaging Committee of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group.Currently, he serves as the Secretary of the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) and assumed the Presidency in 2014.

He has been active in clinical imaging research. Along with colleagues, he is extensively involved in evaluating the role of imaging (including chest radiographs, CT and PET/CT, MRI) with a special interest in PET/CT imaging in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies with an emphasis on staging, assessing tumor response, pitfalls and the effects and role in radiation therapy. He has served as the radiologist performing tumor assessment on numerous clinical trials and understands the limitations of current assessment methods in non-small cell lung cancer that are relevant to Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors. He also has an interest in lung cancer screening and served as a collaborator in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) site for MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and continues to be involved in the evaluation and publication of NLST data.


Postgraduate Training
1994-1995 Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1989-1993 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Queen's University, Kingston
1983-1983 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric Orthopedics, Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto


Academic Appointments

Tenured Professor, Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, 2005 - Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1995 - 2000

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Section Chief, Department of Thoracic Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2007 - 2015

Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 2007 - 2008

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Quantitative Image Analysis Core (QIAC), 2013 - 2015

Member, Research Functional Research Committee, 2013 - Present

Member, Faculty Appeals Committee, 2009 - Present

Member, Diagnostic Radiology Executive Committee, 2008 - 2015

Member, Multimodality Executive Committee, 2007 - 2014

Member, Quality Assurance PET/CT Section, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, 2005 - 2010

Member, Quality Assurance Chest Section, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, 2004 - Present

Member, Quality Assurance Peer Review Committee, 2003 - Present

Member, Cardiac CT Planning Committee, 2003 - 2010

Member, MR Utilization Planning Committee, 2002 - 2010

Military or Other Governmental Service

Anesthesia, Traumatology, Surgical Intensive Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Commendation for Distinguished Medical Service, South African Medical Corp, 1984 - 1986

Jean Seely, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Jean Seely is a professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. Dr Seely is the head of the Breast Imaging section of the department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and the hospitals served in the Ottawa Region. Dr. Seely is the Regional Breast Imaging Lead for the Ontario Breast Screening Program of the Champlain LHIN, for Cancer Care Ontario, and practices clinical breast imaging and intervention, and clinical thoracic imaging and intervention.

Dr. Seely has published many articles, chapters and reviews on intervention in the chest and breast, breast MRI, diagnosis of pleural disease, and screening mammography.

Specialty: Breast and Thoracic Imaging

Clinical Interests: Breast MRI; interventional procedures in breast; screening for breast cancer; screening for lung cancer; interventional procedures in chest; radiofrequency ablation; pleural disease

Residency: University of British Columbia

Fellowship: Clinical Fellow, Thoracic Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Research Fellow, Pediatric Chest, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Carlos Torres, MD

Dr. Carlos Torres is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and a staff neuroradiologist at The Ottawa Hospital since 2008. Before joining uOttawa and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Torres completed a two-year Neuroradiology Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Torres is the former Program Director of the Royal College Accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at uOttawa, position he held from 2010 to 2016.  He is a member of the Royal College Neuroradiology Examination Board and has been the Director and Co-Director of multiple CME Courses in Europe, North America and Latin America.

Dr. Torres is in the Executive Committee of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS), he is the Chair of the International Scientific Committee for the Ibero Latin American Society of Neuroradiology (SILAN), a member of the Executive and Organizing Committee of the European Course of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in Latin America, a member of the Organizing Committee of the 2022 World Federation of Neurological Sciences WFNRS Symposium Neuroradiologicum, in New York and the Director of the Neuroradiology Chapter for the Interamerican College of Radiology. In addition, Dr. Torres serves in multiple committees for the RSNA, ARRS and ASER.  

Dr. Torres has given more than 280 national and international invited lectures and is regularly invited to speak at all the major Radiology and Neuroradiology Meetings including: RSNA, ARRS, ISMRM, ASNR, ASSR, ASHNR, ASER, ENRS and CAR. He is an International Visiting Professor for RSNA, ASNR, ARRS and for the Interamerican College of Radiology (CIR). He has been Visiting Professor in multiple academic centres in the US and Canada as well as in Asia, Central and South-America, including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Mongolia.

Dr. Torres is actively involved in medical education and research; his main areas of interest include vascular pathologies, brachial plexus imaging, spine and tumor imaging. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has written 16 book chapters. He is an Editor of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine, and a reviewer for multiple national and international journals including AJNR, CARJ and European Radiology. 

He has received numerous departmental, national and international awards for his teaching and research including undergrad teacher of the year award, fellow teacher of the year award, and most recently the 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award.  In 2017, he received the National Order of Merit Award in the Rank of Officer from the Republic of Colombia (equivalent to The Order of Canada) for his scientific contributions in the field of Diagnostic Neuroradiology and he was appointed as Distinguished Professor of Radiology at Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou University in China. Most recently, he received the 2018 Anne G. Osborn ASNR Outreach Professor Award to represent the American Society of Neuroradiology in Myanmar and he was selected as Outreach International Visiting Professor to represent the ARRS in Valladolid, Spain in April 2019.

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