McMaster University

McMaster University

Department of Radiology

Welcome note from Dr. Julian Dobranowski

David Koff

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Academic Department of Radiology at McMaster University. McMaster's Clinical and Health programs are ranked 11th in the world, moving up from 26 in last year's rankings.

Radiology is a unique clinical discipline in that imaging is involved in all aspects of patient care extending from the gestation period to end of life support. The healthcare environment is undergoing historic transformation and imaging is at the center of many of these changes. It is imperative that we embrace change and take the lead in this transformation by optimizing patient outcomes and improving quality while at the same time defining and showing value.

The McMaster academic radiology department team includes 66 full time, 11 part time and 21 adjunct faculty. Clinically our faculty serve two large tertiary care hospitals, HHS and St. Joes and are collectively responsible for over 730,000 medical imaging examinations annually. In addition to faculty at the main Hamilton campus the academic radiology department extends to the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus.

There are three pillars of academic radiology; education, research and leadership. Our ambition is to excel at each.

Education is a priority for our department and is exemplified by our outstanding residency and fellowship programs. We are proud that each year we hire several of our graduates to join our imaging team.

We are committed to developed new ways to introduce diagnostic imaging into the medical school curriculum at ever earlier stages of students’ medical careers. We continue to expand our continuing medical education offerings with our visiting professor and regional professor rounds.

Our postgraduate training program in radiology is considered to be one of the best postgraduate training programs in Canada. Our newly started pediatric radiology and neuro radiology postgraduate programs will strive for the same levels of achievement.

Radiology fellowships are offered in Breast Cross Sectional, Cross Sectional, Combined Cross Sectional, MSK (2 sites), MSK – Trauma Sports Medicine, Neuroradiology, Pediatric and Vascular Interventional Imaging.

Research will remain a priority as we nurture strategic collaborations and capture funding opportunities.

Leadership Our faculty have leadership roles provincially, nationally and internationally and the faculty are bringing this leadership experience back to McMaster so we can continue growing as a dynamic academic department.

In 2020, the year of the global pandemic, we are confronted with unprecedented challenges as well as great opportunities. I am proud that we have the right faculty membership with the right attitude and determination to meet all the challenges and to champion all opportunities as we strive for academic excellence and exceptional patient care.

Julian Dobranowski

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