Department of Radiology

3rd Annual Preparing for Call Course- August 13-14, 2020: A Virtual Experience

3rd Annual Preparing for Call Course- August 13-14, 2020: A Virtual Experience

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Disclosures

Speakers and Planning Committee members will be requested to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.

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.

Anuj Dixit, MD, FRCPC; Co-Course Director

Dr. Anuj Dixit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. His area of expertise is in cardiothoracic imaging and thoracic interventions. He completed his diagnostic imaging residency at Memorial University in 2018 and completed his Cardiothoracic Imaging fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 2019. He is a native of Ottawa. Dr. Dixit has many diverse research interests and has presented his research at multiple national and international conferences. His recent projects include: Imaging of Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis and Prevalence of Diffuse Pulmonary Ossification in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Scleroderma Associated Interstitial Lung Disease, and Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.

Mario Kontolemos, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC

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. He works as a neuro and head and neck radiologist in the division of Neuroradiology in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Ottawa Hospital, and is also Assistant Program Director to the  Radiology Residency Program.

Specialty: Neuroradiology/ Head & Neck Imaging

Clinical Interests: Head and Neck Imaging

Residency: McGill University

Fellowship: Diagnostic Neuroradiology, University of Ottawa

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.

Carlos Torres, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Carlos Torres is a 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.

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.

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.

Matthew McInnes, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. McInnes is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Radiology with cross appointment to the School of Epidemiology and Public Health.Dr. Matthew McInnes completed his radiology training at the University of Torontoand his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Bossuyt.  He is currently the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Research Director. He works as a radiologist in the divisions of Abdominal and Chest radiology in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and is an Associate Scientist in the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Clinical Epidemiology program.

Elena Pena, MD

 

Dr. Peña is an associate professor in the Radiology Department of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and a cardiothoracic radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. She is also part of the emergency radiology section.

Dr. Peña is the fellowship program director for thoracic and cardiac radiology fellowship programs.  She is the resident supervisor for the cardiac and cardiothoracic imaging rotation and has been a lecturer at the Resident Review Course that has been held in Ottawa in March every year since 2010 and the Preparing for Call Course since 2017. She was the co-director for the past CME course entitled “Cardiopulmonary Imaging Update” held in June 2013 in Quebec City. She presents in national and international conferences in multiple topics regarding cardiothoracic radiology.

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 vascular imaging. Her major research interests are in pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and vascular pulmonary diseases.

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Emergency Radiology

Clinical Interests: Cardiac MR and CT; cardiomyopathy; pulmonary hypertension; acute and chronic pulmonary embolism; adult congenital heart disease, 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

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

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

Kelly Harper, MD

Kelly Harper is a 4th year resident at the University of Ottawa. She completed her medical training at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Kelly is one of our Chief Residents for the 2020-21 academic year, alongside Luke Murtha. She has an interest in Body Imaging and Intervention. 

Natasha Akhlaq, MD

Dr. Natasha Akhlaq is a PGY 4 Diagnostic Radiology Resident at the University of Ottawa. She completed her undergraduate degree in Materials Biomedical Engineering as well as her medical school at the University of Alberta. She has a keen interest in leadership and teaching and is the current senior representative on the Canadian Association of Radiology Resident and Fellows section. Dr. Akhlaq's research interests are primarily in quality improvement which stems from her goal of creating a more efficient and safe environment. She plans to pursue a fellowship in MSK Radiology upon completion of her residency training.

Adnan Sheikh, MD

Dr. Adnan Sheikh is an Associate professor of radiology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the Director of Advanced MusculoskeletalInterventions 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 musculoskeletalimaging 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.

Joseph O'Sullivan, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Joseph O’Sullivan is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. Dr. O’Sullivan is active in abdomen and pelvis imaging and is involved with structured reporting initiatives within the department.