Blair Macdonald MD, FRCPC


Blair Macdonald MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor


Dr. Macdonald is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa, a clinical investigator at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and the regional imaging lead for Cancer Care Ontario. He is the Director of CT Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. He was the Director of the Written Test Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Royal College examiner for 10 years.

Dr. Macdonald is a member of the GI GU (abdominal and pelvic imaging) division, and a member of the Emergency Radiology Division at The Ottawa Hospital. His areas of clinical and educational scholarship include structured reporting in cancer and bowel disease, CT radiation awareness, evidence-based radiology, and communities of practice as a platform for physician leadership and organizational learning. He recently launched a regional Medical Imaging Community of Practice for eastern Ontario (Champlain LIHN) to facilitate peer engagement, learning. And to improve the patient and provider experience in medical imaging departments across the LIHN.

His publication list can be accessed on his Google page.

Specialty: GI GU Radiology, ER Radiology

Clinical Interests: Pelvic MRI; oncologic staging and diagnosis in anorectal disease; prostate and gynecologic oncology applications; radiation reduction techniques; dual energy CT; imaging appropriateness in ER and oncology.

Residency: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, University Health Network, University of Toronto

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Guideline Development in Oncolgic Imaging
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