Hamilton Health Sciences
Clinical Departments

Diagnostic Imaging
About the Chief
Chief Assistant:
Ewelina Grisafi
phone 905.521.2100 ext. 74489
Dr. Karen Finlay (Interim)
Dr. Finlay is the Interim Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at McMaster University, where she is now a Professor in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Finlay is a full-time Staff Radiologist at the Juravinski Hospital, with subspeciailty interests in musculoskeletal and breast imaging. Dr. Finlay is an experienced leader in education, serving as Associate Chair of Education and former Resident Program Director for the Department of Radiology, as well as the recent Director for the Clinician educator AFC Diploma Program at McMaster University. She is a member of various national committees for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
About the Department
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.

To be leaders in clinical, academic and research excellence.

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.

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. 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.

Our Faculty
Dr. Karen Finlay
Interim Chief, Diagnostic Imaging
Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Departmental Education Coordinator, Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street
Hamilton, ONT L8V 1C3
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 42562
Dr. David Koff
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology
McMaster University
Ph: 905:521-2100 ext. 75298
Dr. Gordon Yip
Assistant Clinical Professor
Site Chief, Department of Radiology, Hamilton General Hospital
Head of IR, Hamilton Health Sciences
237 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ONT L8L 2X2
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 46521
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
Dr. Khavita Dhamanaskar
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Interim Site Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, Juravinski Hosiptal
Site Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
169 Main Street East
Grimsby, ON L3M 5J5
Ph: 905-945-2253
Dr. Nina Stein
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Head of Service - Pediatrics, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hamilton Health Sciences
McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8N3Z5
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 76807
Dr. Ehsan Haider
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
225 James St. South
Hamilton, ONT L8N 4A6
Ph: 905-522-1155 ext. 34072
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
Dr. Danielle Walker
Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St. East
Hamilton ON L8L 2X2
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 46521
Dr. Heba Takrouri
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Residency Research Coordinator
McMaster University Medical Centre
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
1200 Main St. West, Room 2S25
Hamilton ON L8N 3Z5
Ph: 905-521-2100 ext. 43897
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