Our Vision: To be recognized internationally as a renowned academic department of radiology and the leading Canadian hub for research, innovation, education, and quality scholarship, that provides each patient with world-class, evidence-based, compassionate clinical care.

Our mission

We are expert academic physicians, clinicians, physicists, scientists, educators, and other healthcare providers from three independent institutions: The Ottawa Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and l’Hôpital Montfort.

We are committed to advancing medical imaging, image-guided therapeutics, and radiation medicine in the Ottawa Region, nationally and internationally.

We combine our leadership in innovation, scholarship, and simulation training with our unique geographic location and industry partnerships to advance the dissemination of best practices, contribute to better clinical outcomes, and deliver compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care.

We believe in the dignity of our patients, learners, trainees, and team members. Through interdisciplinary and inter- and intra-institutional collaboration, we cultivate an environment of excellence in research and teaching, driving continuous self-improvement and leading-edge care important to our patients and their loved ones.

Our values

  • Respect: We embrace and encourage bilingualism, diversity of opinions, acknowledging differences, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Integrity: We demonstrate ethical behaviour, accountability, transparency, and objectivity.

  • Excellence: We educate the next generation of physicians, leaders, teachers, and innovators. We generate new knowledge and leverage cutting edge technology to positively impact patient outcomes through the provision of world class care to all. We are inclusive of underserved and marginalized communities.

  • Diversity: We welcome and respect the diversity of our learners, trainees, patients, employees, and physicians without biases based on differences of any kind; recognizing that better care for diverse populations is enhanced when everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging.

  • Teamwork: We foster engagement, encourage multidisciplinary inclusive collaboration, and recognize that every individual counts.

  • Patient-Centred Care: We support patient-centred care by conducting evidence-based research and delivering education and training guided by patient values, preferences, and needs.

  • Care and Wellbeing: We nurture a safe, compassionate workplace responsive to the individualized needs of our members.

Strategic Priorities Education Research Engagement Francophonie International, Global and Regional Health  
Values Respect Integrity Excellence Diversity Teamwork Patient-Centred Care
Partner Institutions The Ottawa Hospital The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario L'Hopital Montfort      
Mission Education & Training Research Patient Care      
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DoR Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan


The faculty and staff of the Department of Radiology are skilled diagnostic and therapeutic radiologists and scientists who share a common goal: to provide a rewarding career in medical imaging through the provision of exemplary service to our learners, patients, referring physicians and community. We are members of The Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. We have a tripartite mandate to provide teaching through undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activities, research, and clinical services.  The department is comprised of the divisions of adult and pediatric radiology, radiation oncology and medical physics. The clinical sections are Abdomen, Breast, Cardiac, Thoracic, Neuro, Interventional Neuro, Interventional Radiology, Emergency/Trauma and Musculoskeletal Imaging.

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Support Staff

The support staff of the Department of Radiology are provided with opportunities for growth and development in their fields. The Department of Radiology offers a competitive compensation package and is committed to providing a positive work environment. Support staff are employees of the Physician group. Although most of our support staff have offices within the Ottawa Hospital campuses, employees are not employed but the Ottawa Hospital.

Physician/Faculty Appointments

The Ottawa Department of Radiology offers outstanding opportunities for current and future health care practitioners. The Department is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of our physicians as well as overseeing the appointment process in approx. 9 subsections.  In these sections, physicians, researchers, educators, administrators as well as future health care professionals work in an open, inclusive, supportive and inspiring culture.

Angiography and Interventional Radiology

The Angiography and Interventional Section of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital is the sole provider of specialized, imaging guided, minimally invasive procedures to the Champlain LHIN. Currently we are composed of eight fellowship trained Interventional Radiologists performing procedures at the Civic and General Campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.

A wide variety of vascular and non-vascular procedures are performed including arterial and venous angioplasty, stenting, and embolization as well as a range of hepatobiliary and urogenital interventions and drainages. Over 6,000 procedures are performed annually at The Ottawa Hospital with around  3,500 procedures performed at the General Campus and 2,500 procedures at the Civic Campus. We also actively collaborate with our colleagues from the Division of Vascular Surgery in endovascular repairs of aortic diseases.

Dr. Adnan Hadziomerovic
Head, Angiography and Interventional Radiology Section, Department of Medical Imaging

Resident Training

All residents at the University of Ottawa undergo two four week blocks of mandatory Interventional Radiology training in the PGY 3 year and one additional block during the senior (PGY 5) year. The residents have a structured plan with rotation objectives, reading list and staff feedback.  Learning is achieved through didactic lectures, morbidity and mortality rounds, simulation center, and hands-on training. Resident responsibility is graduated based on experience and level of training.

Fellow training

Two Interventional Radiology fellowship positions are offered per year. Each position comprises one year of training at both campuses and includes a wide array of vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures.  Although majority of training is case based, the fellows actively participate in multidisciplinary work rounds (dialysis, vascular surgery, and hepatobiliary), bimonthly Interventional Radiology Morbidity and Mortality Rounds, departmental Grand Rounds presentations, Vascular Journal Club, etc. Fellows also participate in research and often present at the local and national conferences.

Continuing Medical Education

The faculty organizes Dialysis Access and Interventions meeting every two years and presents at the Annual Ottawa Resident Review.  Several members have also been invited speakers at local, national and international meetings.


The faculty participates in research as a part of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  Majority of research in Interventional Radiology at The Ottawa Hospital is in the clinical field.  However, the Department of Medical Imaging employs several research assistants, physicists and has access to the SIM center.


Contact Us


501 Smyth Road, Box 232
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1H 8L6
Tel: 613-737-8571
Fax: 613-737-8830