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Diagnostic Imaging
The Department of Radiology consists of faculty from a regional network of hospitals and facilities, and provides medical imaging education from undergraduate through to postgraduate to students from McMaster as well as to elective and fellows from beyond our walls. The 96 faculty members of our department, 51 of them full time, are primarily based at Hamilton Health Sciences and St Joseph’s Healthcare, and work in varied divisions: diagnostic and interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, and medical physics. There are three large teaching hospitals at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), including McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton General Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, as well as the Chedoke site, combined with the Diagnostic Imaging Department at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. The 96 faculty members include also 18 adjunct members based in the Niagara Health Systems, Guelph and the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

All of the clinical centre’s affiliated with McMaster University Diagnostic Imaging provide strong educational opportunities for residency training, post-residency fellowships, undergraduate electives, as well as the graduate program for Medical Physics. There are rewarding opportunities for faculty who are interested in education, clinical excellence, research and multi-disciplinary team experiences. We are committed to making a difference in people's lives and the future of our community, through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs.




Vision
To be leaders in clinical, academic and research excellence.

Mission
The department of Radiology provides evidence-based diagnostic and interventional patient services through Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine.

Specific technology and expertise are aligned and sized to support clinical programs and deliver the highest quality of care to the people and communities we serve.

Radiology commits to advance patient care through education and research.
The Organization and Structure
Administrative Organization and Management
The Department Chair is ultimately responsible to the Dean/Vice President and provides leadership in all aspects of Departmental affairs.

Our Governance structure is composed of a number of committees supporting the vision for the Department and managing our key activities. (see Chart # 1 below)

The Department of Radiology Academic Council (DRAC) assists the Chair in his responsibilities. The DRAC is composed of the Associate Chair Education and Department Education Coordinator (DEC), Research Coordinator, Residency, Fellowship and Undergraduate Program Directors (Chart 1). The site chiefs and chief of Nuclear Medicine are invited to the meetings, which take place every three months.

The DRAC is an advisory to the Chair of the Department of Radiology, in all matters pertaining to research, education and standards of radiology practice. It may also be asked to advise on other matters of importance to the department.



Chief Assistant:
Marguerite, Jackson
email jacksonmar@hhsc.ca
phone 905.521.2100 ext. 74489
Dr. David Koff
David Koff, MD FRCPC, has been chair of the Department of Radiology at McMaster University and chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences for the past nine years, currently in his second term. He is an associate professor of radiology at McMaster University, and is founder and director of MIIRC@M, the Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre at McMaster, leading research projects on radiation monitoring and integration of images in the electronic patient record.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Koff’s research has centered on the electronic communication and workflow integration of medical images, and he helped develop the Canadian standards on lossy compression. He co-founded Easy Pax Inc, in 1998, a Canadian corporation developing and marketing a set of tools and services for image transmission over the Internet. He has been a co-founder of IHE Canada (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) and a member of the IHE section of the Medical Informatics committee at RSNA. Dr. Koff has been running a Medical Imaging Informatics conference for the past ten years, and contributes to multiple radiology societies and journals, and was recently invited as an expert for the WHO. In 2015 Dr. Koff was instrumental in launching Canada Safe Imaging, a coalition of key stakeholders that includes agencies, professional associations, universities, colleges, national research institutions and hospitals to address the need for a national strategy and action plan relating to radiation safety for medical imaging care in Canada.

Before his appointment at McMaster, Dr. Koff held positions as a staff radiologist and research associate at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto, assistant professor at University of Toronto, and staff radiologist at the Montréal Heart Institute at the Université de Montréal. Before coming to Canada, Dr. Koff graduated in medicine and radiology from Université Paris V Rene Descartes, France and managed a large radiology practice for 18 years. His clinical expertise is mainly in chest and body radiology with a special interest in ultrasound.
Our Faculty
Dr. David Koff
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology,
McMaster University
Radiologist-in-Chief
Diagnostic Imaging. Hamilton Health Sciences
Ph: 905:521-2100 ext. 75298
Email: koff@hhsc.ca
Dr. Erik Jurriaans
Associate Professor
Site Lead, Department of Radiology
Juravinski Hospital
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ONT L8V1C3
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 43897
Email: jurriaans@hhsc.ca
Dr. Gordon Yip
Assistant Clinical Professor
Interim Site Lead, Department of Radiology
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ONT L8L 2X2
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 46521
Email: yipg@hhsc.ca
Dr. Colm Boylan
Associate Professor
Chief of Diagnostic Imaging
St. Joseph’s Hospital
225 James St. South, Rm C-103
Hamilton, ONT L8N 4A6
Ph: 905-522-1155 ext. 33152
Email: cboylan@stjoes.ca
Dr. Brian Prysiazny
Site Lead, Department of Radiology
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
169 Main St. E.
Grimsby, ONT L3M 5J5
Ph: 905-945-2253
Email: prysbri@hhsc.ca
Dr. Karen Finlay
Professor
Department Education Co-Ordinator
Juravinski Hospital
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ONT L8V 1C3
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 42562
Email: finlay@hhsc.ca
Dr. Mary Margaret Chiavaras
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ONT L8L 2X2
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 46521
Email: meg.chiavaras@gmail.com
Dr. David Landry
Assistant Clinical Professor
Residency Program Director
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ONT L8L 2X2
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 75294
Email: landryd@hhsc.ca
Dr. Carmen Otero
Associate Professor
Undergrad Program Director
Juravinski Hospital, Department of Radiology
711 Concession St., Rm B1 -86
Hamilton, ONT L8V 1C3
Ph; 905-521-2100 ext. 43897
Email: otero@hhsc.ca
Dr. Heba Takrouri
Assistant Professor
Residency Research Co-Ordinator
McMaster University Medical Centre
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
1200 Main. St. W., Room 2S25
Hamilton, ONT. L8N 3Z5
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 43897
Email: takrouri@hhsc.ca
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