Elena Peña MD


Elena Peña MD
Lead, Cardiac Imaging and Associate Professor


Dr. Peña is an associate professor in the Radiology Department of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and a cardiothoracic radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. She is also part of the emergency radiology section.

Dr. Peña is the fellowship program director for thoracic and cardiac radiology fellowship programs.  She was the previous resident supervisor for the cardiothoracic imaging rotation and has been a lecturer at the Resident Review Course that has been held in Ottawa in March every year since 2010 and the Preparing for Call Course since 2017. She was the co-director for the past CME course entitled “Cardiopulmonary Imaging Update” held in June 2013 in Quebec City. She presents in national and international conferences in multiple topics regarding cardiothoracic radiology.

Dr. Peña has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presented more than 30 oral presentations and posters at national and international meetings. Her primary clinical interest is in cardiopulmonary vascular imaging. Other research interests are in pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, heart failure and other cardiopulmonary vascular diseases.

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Emergency Radiology

Clinical Interests: Cardiac MR and CT; cardiomyopathy; pulmonary hypertension; acute and chronic pulmonary embolism; adult congenital heart disease, cardiopulmonary imaging; pulmonary vascular diseases; use of cardiovascular CT in TAVI workup

Residency: Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon Madrid, Spain 

Fellowship: Cardiac Radiology Fellowship (2007-2008), University of Ottawa; Thoracic Radiology Fellowship (2010-2011), University of Ottawa.

Fields of Interest

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac CT in Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
  • Interstitial and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases as well as in Imaging of the Pleura
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