Division of Abdominal Imaging & Abdominal MRI
Contact Information

Barbara Wilson
Diagnostic Imaging
The Ottawa Hospital
General Campus
Room S2, Box 232
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8L6 Canada

Tel: 613-737-8571
Fax: 613-737-8830


Biography: Abdominal Imaging

Geoff Doherty

Dr. G. Doherty, Civic Campus

Academic Highlights:

  • Resident and Fellow Supervisor in Abdominal and Breast Imaging
  • Medical School and Resident Lecturer
  • Journal Club Supervisor

Research Interests:

  • CT Colonography and Education
  • MRI Imaging Applications


  • Fellowship: Cross-Sectional Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology at St. Michael's Hospital; Toronto, ON; 2006-2007
  • Residency: University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON; 2001-2006
  • Medical School: University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON; 1999-2001
  • Medical School: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; 1997-1999
  • Master's of Science (Pharmacology): University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; 1995-1997
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine): University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; 1997-1999
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours Biochemistry): McMaster University, Hamilton, ON; 1990-1994.

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Shauna Duigenan

Dr. S. Duigenan, Civic Campus

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Margaret Fraser-Hill

Dr. M. Fraser, General Campus

Dr. Margaret Ann Fraser is a clinician-teacher radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging, Body Imaging and Emergency Radiology sections, instructing at the undergraduate, residency, fellowship and postgraduate levels. Her main academic interests are:

The Ottawa Hospital, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Program of the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Center. Dr. Fraser provides expert imaging diagnosis, preoperative planning and pelvic pain mapping of endometriosis and benign gynecological disorders, for the women in Champlain LHIN.

The University of Ottawa, Department of Medical Imaging, CT Colonography program. Dr. Fraser conducts a comprehensive multi-disciplinary clinical quality assurance, education and research program providing accessible, expert, appropriate care for the people of Champlain LHIN.

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Equity, Diversity & Gender Issues Office. Dr. Fraser chairs the Committee for Equity, Diversity, Gender & Wellness in Medical Imaging, upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior and equal opportunity, recognizing diversity, gender and wellness in professional excellence.

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Admissions Committee.

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Dr. Ian Hammond

Dr. Ian Hammond, General Campus

Professor of Radiology, University of Ottawa

  • MD, CM 1972, McGill University
  • FRCPC 1976, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal
  • Past Chairman, Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa (1991-99)
  • President, Canadian Radiological Foundation
  • Past President, Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) 2001-03
  • Board member, Ontario Association of Radiologists
  • Current practice in general/community based radiology with emphasis on abdominal ultrasound
  • Special interest in patient related issues in radiological practice
  • Hammond DI, Lentle BC, Odell, PF. The pursuit of impalpable thyroid nodules: are we using scarce resources wisely? CARJ 2010; 61:98-101.
  • Hammond I, Schweitzer ME. A resource allocation metric for thyroid biopsies. J Am Coll Radiol 2011;9: 49-52.
  • Virmani V, Hammond I. Sonographic patterns of benign thyroid nodules: verification at our institution. AJR 2011; 196: 891-895.

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Dr. R. Hibbert

Dr. R. Hibbert, Civic Campus

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Dr. S. Kelly

Dr. S. Kelly, Civic Campus

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Dr. A. Kielar

Dr. Ania Kielar, Civic Campus

Ania Kielar is a radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and the Director of the Division of Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging. Her other administrative duties include organizing the Resident Mentorship Program in the radiology department in Ottawa and being a member of the Research Ethics Board at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario. She was the Director of the Visiting Professor Program at the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Gatineau Hospital from January 2009 until September 2010.


Dr. Kielar completed her medical school and radiology residency training at the University of Ottawa. She went to the University of Michigan for her fellowship in abdominal cross-sectional imaging in 2005-2006 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Dr. Kielar is involved in medical student, resident and fellow training as well as post-fellowship teaching with regular educational activities with learners at all levels. She was co-director of the Cross-Sectional Body CME held in May 2010 and is co-director for the upcoming CME course entitled “Cross-Sectional Gynecologic and Obstetric Imaging: the Requisites and Beyond” which will take place in Ottawa in October, 2011. She is also a grant recipient and graduate of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Clinician Educator Development Program, and will serve as a junior faculty for this program in 2011. Dr. Kielar is a reviewer for international peer reviewed journals including European Radiology and Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. She has published approximately 15 peer reviewed articles and presented over 20 posters and oral presentations at national and international meetings. Her areas of research interest include oncologic imaging, radiofrequency ablation and imaging of the small bowel.

Appointments & Affiliations:

  • Active Staff, Department of Radiology, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Active Staff, Imaging Services, The Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario
  • Director of Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

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Dr. F. Lee

Dr. F. Lee, Riverside Campus

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Dr. B. MacDonald

Dr. B. MacDonald, General Campus

Staff Radiologist, Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
University of Ottawa

Academic Highlights:

  • Resident and Fellow Supervisor in Abdominal Imaging
  • Residency Training Committee Member
  • Research Supervisor
  • Medical School and Resident Lecturer
  • Journal Club Coordinator

Research Interests:

  • Diagnostic Imaging Test Performance
  • Evidence-Based Imaging and the Epidemiology of Disease


  • Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, University of Toronto; 2003-2004
  • Residency: Memorial University of Newfoundland; St. John's, NL; 1998-2003
  • Diploma Clinical Epidemiology: Memorial University of Newfoundland; 1998-2003
  • Medical School: Queen’s University, Kingston, ON; 1994-1998
  • Bachelor Science (Honors Biochemistry): Queen’s University, Kingston, ON; 1990-1994

The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus
501 Smyth Road
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Ottawa, ON; Canada
K1H 8L6
Tel: 613-737-8899 ext. 73249
Fax: 613-737-8957
Email: blmacdonald@toh.on.ca

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Dr. L. Mendell

Dr. L. Mendell, Riverside Campus

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Dr. M. McInnes

Dr. M. McInnes, Civic Campus

Dr. McInnes completed his radiology training at the University of Toronto in 2006, followed by a 1 year clinical fellowship at the University Health Network at the University of Toronto in Abdominal Imaging. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and is currently the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program 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 a Clinical Investigator in the OHRI Clinical Epidemiology program.

Dr. McInnes' current areas of research interest are:

  1. Systematic review and meta-analysis
  2. Genitourinary imaging.

Dr. McInnes is Deputy Editor for the 'Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging' and is an Associate Editor for 'Radiology'.

Publication list

For information regarding the University of Ottawa Residency Program.

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Dr. J. O. Sullivan

Dr. J. O. Sullivan, General Campus

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Dr. D. Papadatos

Dr. D. Papadatos, Civic Campus

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Dr. G. Ritchie

Dr. G. Ritchie, Civic Campus

Dr. Ritchie was born and raised in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario. He graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1983.  In 1084, he did a mixed internship at Toronto General Hospital, and in 1988, he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University. He concluded his training with a Clinical Fellowship in Body Imaging and Interventional Radiology at Montreal General Hospital 1989. He practiced as a General Radiologist at St. Catharine’s General Hospital from 1989 - 2001. Dr. Ritchie has been practicing as a Body Imager at The Ottawa Hospital, with ongoing involvement in general and community-based radiology since 2001.

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Dr. J. Ryan

Dr. J. Ryan, Civic Campus

Dr. John Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Dalhousie University in 1985 before receiving his Doctor of Medicine 1989.  He trained as a resident at McGill University at Montreal General Hospital in the department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Ryan held various staff physician positions before completing his residency training at the University of Ottawa, in The Ottawa Hospital’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging in 2007.  In 2008, he concluded his postgraduate education with a Body Imaging and Ultrasound Fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Ryan joined the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in the summer of 2008 and is actively involved in resident teaching and education.

Professional Associations:

  • CPSO
  • OMA
  • CMPA
  • Radiology Society of North America
  • Canadian Association of Radiologists
  • AUR

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Dr. W. Shabana

Dr. W. Shabana, MBBCH, MD, MSc, PhD, General Campus

He was born in Algeria, did all his undergrad education in Egypt, he finished the first medical school (MBBCH) in Egypt 1997. Two years after his graduation, he gained Master in Medical sciences from the Free University of Brussels, (VUB) Belgium. He had the second medical school in Belgium from the VUB with distinguishing degree (EU equivalent MD degree). He did his residency in the university hospitals of VUB (UZ- VUB), thereafter he became a certified radiologist in Belgium (EU equivalent degree) in 2006.

During his residency, he worked on PhD from the VUB, where he gained it at shortly before the end of his residency. He did a fellowship in abdominal imaging and cross imaging intervention in University of Michigan -Ann Arbor. He joined as a staff in U. Mich- Ann Arbor for a short period before he joined University of Ottawa as assistant professor in department of diagnostic imaging since Nov. 2007.

He always gratefully remembers many of his mentors (alphabetically) Dr. R. Bude, Dr. R. Cohen, Dr M. De Maeseneer, Dr. H. Hussain, Dr. M. Osteaux, Dr. J. Platt, Dr. J. Rubin and Dr. T. Stadnik.

He has interest in applied clinical research as well both under and post graduate education and education quality.

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Dr. N. Scheida

Dr. N. Scheida, Civic Campus

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Dr. K Smyth

Dr. K. Smyth, Civic Campus

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Dr. C. Walsh

Dr. C. Walsh, General Campus

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