Welcome message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Radiology Website

Dr. Richard Aviv

I am honored to hold the position of Chair of the University Department of Radiology and Head of Medical Imaging at the Ottawa Hospital (TOH). As a new member of the Department I am overwhelmed by the extent of talent here in Ottawa manifest in the domains of clinical excellence, education, research and quality improvement.

Our team of Radiologists, Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists together with technologists, nurses and clerical staff are making a difference every day to the lives of patients with a practice focused on the core TOH values of care, compassion and collaboration. Our services extend as far North as Nunavut and we are proud to provide leadership to multiple Eastern Ontario hospitals and IHFs.

Our faculty are actively engaged in shaping the physicians of tomorrow through our undergraduate and post graduate training of medical students, physicists, residents and fellows. Recognizing the centrality of training to our program the Department of Medical Imaging was recently awarded the 2020 PARO Residency Program Excellence Award.

As the only Radiology department in the country boasting a dedicated Animal Imaging Core facility and basic scientists embedded in our staff we maintain close collaboration between basic scientists and clinical researchers. Our high performance research teams are bridging research silos and contributing to practice-changing research and leading innovation for a healthier world.

Our department recognizes its social responsibility and our essential role in advancing diversity and gender equity within the Department, Hospital and University. We are firmly committed to giving back to our community through a number of charitable initiatives.

Whether you are a member of the public, a donor, or a prospective or current learner, I invite you to explore our site and learn more about what the Department of Radiology offers. Please direct any general questions to Radiology@toh.ca. For training relating questions please contact mdineen@toh.ca. I look forward to meeting you in Ottawa!


Dr. Richard Aviv

Chair & Professor, Department of Radiology| Directeur & Professeur, Département de radiologie

University of Ottawa | Université d’Ottawa

Head of Medical Imaging | Chef d'Imagerie médicale

The Ottawa Hospital | L’Hôpital d’Ottawa

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