Department of Radiology

Oncological Imaging in the Azores July 9-11,  2020

Oncological Imaging in the Azores July 9-11, 2020

Carolina Souza, MD, PhD, FRCPC: 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


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

Carlos Torres, MD