Executive of the CAR Board of Directors
President – Dr. Ania Kielar
Past-President – Dr. Gilles Soulez
Vice-President – Dr. Alison Harris
Secretary-Treasurer – Dr. John-Paul King
Board Meetings Chair – Dr. Jana Taylor
CAR Board of Directors
Dr. Pierre Bourgouin
Dr. Virginie Demers
Dr. Rachel Fleming
Dr. Daniel Petrie
Dr. Carlos Torres
Dr. Richard Walker
Dr. Sheldon Wiebe
Dr. Don Yoo
Dr. Hang Yu
Dr. Ania Kielar, President
Dr. Kielar is a radiologist at the JDMI (Joint Division of Medical Imaging) in Toronto. She completed medical school and residency at the University of Ottawa. She completed her fellowship in abdominal cross-sectional imaging at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, USA. She subsequently returned on staff at the Ottawa Hospital. She was the division director of the abdominal division at The Ottawa Hospital from 2010 until 2017. During this time, she also worked part-time as a community radiologist, as she enjoys all facets of radiology. In 2018, she joined the University of Toronto and the imaging department. She is currently the deputy chief for quality and practice improvement at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging as well as the Vice Chair at large for the department of Radiology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kielar has published more than 115peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters and delivered invited educational lectures at numerous international radiology meetings. She is actively involved in the ACR LI-RADS group as well as participating in various national and international committees. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the CAR in this new capacity.
Outside of radiology, Ania enjoys playing ice hockey, cycling, SCUBA diving and adventure travels. Rob and Ania welcomed their son Edwin to the family in 2018 and he is already an avid adventure seeker.
Dr. Gilles Soulez, Past-President
Dr. Gilles Soulez MD, MSc, FRCP, FSIR is a vascular and interventional radiologist at CHUM, UdeM. He is a clinical scientist and was supported by a FRQS scholarship from the junior to national level.
He is currently appointed as a full Professor of Radiology at UdeM at the department of Radiology, Radiation-Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. He is the director of the laboratory of Clinical Imaging processing and the imaging and engineering research pillar at CHUM research center (CRCHUM)
His research is dedicated to the advancement of vascular and interventional radiology He is funded by the Canadian Fund of Innovation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRQ-S) and the Canadian First Research Excellence Fund. He has published 237 peer-reviewed papers (H index 53), 9 patents and is very active in technological transfer with leading companies in this field.
He was honored by the Award of excellence and Innovation from the Cardiovascular and interventional Radiology Society of Europe (2013), the prize of Innovation (2008), prize Bernadette Nogrady (1997) from the Société de Radiologie du Québec and the career award from the Canadian Association of Interventional Radiology (2022). He is president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
Born in France, Dr. Soulez completed his medical studies at the Université Paris Descartes. After receiving his board certification in radiology in 1988, he completed a two-year fellowship and subsequently received certification from the College of Interventional Radiology in 1990 in Paris. He moved to Montreal in 1991 and was certified as a radiologist in the province of Quebec in 1992. He continued his work and studies at the Université de Montréal, completing a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology in 2000, and becoming radiology board certified at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2010.
Since arriving in Canada, he has remained at the Université de Montréal, having been promoted to full professor in the department of radiology in 2003, and becoming the department’s chair in June 2012. He has mentored many students in the last 20 years, including residents, fellows, graduates and post-doctorate students, as well as involving himself in undergraduate training
Dr. Alison Harris, Vice-President
Dr. Harris is an abdominal radiologist at the Vancouver General and University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospitals in Vancouver and a Clinical Professor at University of BC. She has been the division head of abdominal imaging at VGH for over 13 years. Dr. Harris is a past president of the British Columbia Radiological Society and Doctors of BC Section of Radiology (from 2017-19) and a BCRS executive member since 2008. She is a participates in multiple hospital, regional, provincial and national committees and is a member of the recently formed Canadian Society of Abdominal Radiologists.
Dr. Harris has a particular interest in quality. She has chaired several Doctors of BC committees on the appropriate utilization of ultrasound, CT and MR and is involved in work focusing on “essential imaging” and supporting referring practitioners. More recently, Dr. Harris was pleased to contribute to the CAR’s Radiology Resilience Report. Locally, Dr. Harris currently serves as Vice-President of the Health Authority Medical Staff Association. She is honoured to be considered to serve the CAR on the board.
Dr. Harris graduated from Leicester University Medical School and undertook Radiology residency at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, UK. She completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at UBC and has worked both in Toronto and Vancouver since then. Dr. Harris has published over 85 peer review papers and is actively involved in education and mentoring residents and fellows. She has presented at multiple local, national and international meetings and is a member of the American College of Radiology’s LI-RADS Committee.
Dr. Harris’s interests beyond abdominal imaging include leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion, engagement and physician wellness.
Her outside interests include travel, running, cycling and spending time with her husband and three children.
Dr. John-Paul King, Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. King earned his medical degree at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After concluding his residency training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dr. King completed an MSK fellowship in North Carolina at Duke University.
During residency training Dr. King was heavily involved in physician advocacy and served for two years as President of Maritime Resident Doctors, Board Member of Resident Doctors of Canada, and a Board Member of Doctors Nova Scotia. As a resident Dr. King collaborated with the department of orthopedic surgery on several research projects with a particular interest in shoulder instability and hip joint chondrosis.
After completion of his fellowship, Dr. King returned to Nova Scotia where he currently practices as a community radiologist at Colchester East Hants Health Center. Dr. King has expanded the Centre’s MSK MRI imaging and the spine intervention services and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the MRI Modality Committee, a member of the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) Committee, and the Northern Zone representative for the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists. Dr. King continues to collaborate with the department of Orthopedics on research projects including the CIHR funded Arthroscopic Treatment of Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability (ATRASI) trial.
Dr. King lives in Valley, Nova Scotia with his wife Laura and their two children Jack, and Lily.
Dr. Jana Taylor, Board Meetings Chair
Dr. Taylor is a thoracic and abdominal radiologist at McGill University Health Centre and completed her medical school and residency at McGill and fellowship in thoracic imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital and her abdominal fellowship at McGill.
Dr. Taylor has a strong interest in medical education and administration, previously serving as Thoracic Fellowship Director at McGill and currently as Residency Program Director since 2015. Dr. Taylor is also the Current Chair of the National Association of Radiology Program Directors and has been an examiner for the Royal College for many years and recently took on the role of Co-Coordinator of the Thoracic Component of the Applied Exam. Dr. Taylor is an external reviewer for the Royal College Accreditation Program and most recently has been involved in a project to mentor program directors in other counties seeking to adopt the Canadian model of residency education.
As a founding member of the executive of the Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiologists, Dr. Taylor has contributed to multiple projects of this dynamic society and has been extensively involved in lung cancer screening projects for over a decade on a local, provincial, national and international level.
Dr. Taylor was a former Board Director of the CAR from 2010-2016 and has contributed to several working groups of the CAR in recent years. Dr. Taylor is very pleased to be rejoining the Board in 2023 as the new Chair of the Board Meetings.
Dr. Taylor lives in Montreal with her husband who is a practising gastroenterologist, has three children, and currently does not have any spare time.
Dr. Pierre Bourgouin, Quebec Representative
Dr. Pierre Bourgouin is currently a neuroradiologist at the CHUM in Montreal, full professor at the University of Montreal and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Montreal and 2 ½ years of fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Montreal Neurological Institute in chest radiology, magnetic resonance imaging and neuroradiology.
Dr. Bourgouin has been teaching Neuroradiology to medical students, clinical clerks, residents and fellows at the University of Montreal since 1991 and also at McGill University from 1991 to 1999. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging of multiple sclerosis and functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.
Dr. Bourgouin’s scientific publications include 2 books, 4 book chapters, 53 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 116 abstracts at scientific meetings. Financial support for his research programs included two grants for development of research infrastructures from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr. Bourgouin was a member of the annual meeting scientific committee of the Radiological Society of North America during 7 years. He was radiologist-in-chief at the CHUM during 12 years, chairman of the academic department of Radiology, Radiation oncology and Nuclear medicine during 7 years and has been Associate Dean of Medicine, executive, clinical sciences and health network since 2011.
Dr. Bourgouin lives in Montreal with his wife and 3 children, once of which is currently training in diagnostic radiology. He enjoys skiing, jogging and windsurfing.
Dr. Virginie Demers, Quebec Representative
Dr. Virginie Demers works as a radiologist in the greater Outaouais region of Quebec, where one team of radiologists serves 6 hospitals.
After completing her residency at McGill and a fellowship in Interventional Radiology in Toronto, Dr. Demers decided to gear her practice towards community radiology in order to feed her passion for community medicine, where it is often required to “do more with less.” She has a particular interest in medical imaging innovation and providing radiology services to remote areas.
She also teaches students from McGill University on the Outaouais Campus. Dr. Demers holds a medical licence in Alberta and Ontario, where she works as a locum doctor to keep aware of radiology practices across the country.
Outside radiology, Dr. Demers likes to walk along the Rivière des Outaouais and look for treasures with her daughter and her spouse. She also likes gardening, running, and painting.
Dr. Rachel Fleming, Ontario Representative
Dr. Fleming is a breast radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. After studying medicine abroad, Dr. Fleming completed her radiology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and her breast fellowship at the University of Toronto. Afterwards, Dr. Fleming worked at an independent health facility for a short time before returning to JDMI, where she served as Division Head of Breast imaging from 2017-2021. Dr. Fleming is currently the quality lead for the breast division.
Pursuing her interest in teaching and education, Dr. Fleming completed her Master’s of Science in Community Health, focusing on the Health Practitioner Teacher Education Program. In 2021, Dr. Fleming became the Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Toronto.
Outside of radiology, Dr. Fleming enjoys spending time with her two young children, reading and creative writing. Dr. Fleming is currently working on a middle grade historical fiction novel.
Dr. Daniel Petrie, Nova Scotia Representative
Dr. Daniel Petrie is a community radiologist at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, serving the Northern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Dr. Petrie completed his medical studies and diagnostic radiology residency at Dalhousie University and is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the American Board of Radiology. Before entering medicine, he studied undergraduate physics at the University of Guelph, and completed a Master’s degree in biomedical physics at the University of Western Ontario, focusing on MRI physics.
Dr. Petrie served as President of the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists from 2015-2017 and has been re-elected to serve as President again in the fall of 2019. He has developed interests in teleradiology, lung cancer screening, smoking cessation, breast imaging and advocacy for a strong future for community radiology in Canada. Recent work includes the Cancer Care Nova Scotia Thoracic Diagnostic Specialist Working Group for early notification of suspicious lung lesions pilot project.
Dr. Petrie and his spouse live in Halifax and are excited to be starting their family
Dr. Carlos Torres, Ontario Representative
Dr. Torres is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and a staff neuroradiologist at The Ottawa Hospital since 2008. Before joining uOttawa and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Torres completed a two-year Neuroradiology Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal.
Dr. Torres is the former Program Director of the Royal College Accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at uOttawa, a position he held from 2010 to 2016. He is a member of the Royal College Neuroradiology Examination Board and member of the Royal College’s Specialty Committee in Diagnostic Radiology as the National Speciality representative for the CAR. He has also been the Director and Co-Director of multiple CME Courses in Europe, North America and Latin America.
Dr. Torres is in the Executive Committee of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS), he is the Chair of the International Scientific Committee and president-elect for the Ibero Latin American Society of Neuroradiology (SILAN), a member of the Executive and Organizing Committee of the European Course of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in Latin America, a member of the Organizing Committee of the 2022 World Federation of Neurological Sciences WFNRS Symposium Neuroradiologicum, in New York and the Director of the Neuroradiology Chapter for the Interamerican College of Radiology. In addition, Dr. Torres serves in multiple committees for the RSNA, ARRS and ASER.
Dr. Torres has given approximately 300 national and international invited lectures and is regularly invited to speak at all the major Radiology and Neuroradiology Meetings including: RSNA, ARRS, ISMRM, ASNR, ASSR, ASHNR, ASER, ENRS and CAR. He is an International Visiting Professor for RSNA, ASNR, ARRS and for the Interamerican College of Radiology (CIR). He has been Visiting Professor in multiple academic centres in the US and Canada as well as in Asia, Central and South-America, including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Mongolia.
Dr. Torres is actively involved in medical education and research; his main areas of interest include vascular pathologies, brachial plexus imaging, spine and tumor imaging. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has written 16 book chapters. He is an Editor of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine, and a reviewer for multiple national and international journals including AJNR, CARJ and European Radiology.
He has received numerous departmental, national and international awards for his teaching and research including undergrad teacher of the year award, fellow teacher of the year award and most recently the 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award. In 2017, he received the National Order of Merit Award in the Rank of Officer from the Republic of Colombia (equivalent to The Order of Canada) for his scientific contributions in the field of Diagnostic Neuroradiology and he was appointed as Distinguished Professor of Radiology at Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, Zhengzhou University in China. Most recently, he received the 2018 Anne G. Osborn ASNR Outreach Professor Award to represent the American Society of Neuroradiology in Myanmar and he was selected as Outreach International Visiting Professor to represent the ARRS in Valladolid, Spain in April 2019.
Dr. Richard Walker, Alberta Representative
Dr. Walker is a musculoskeletal radiologist providing clinical services in the Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Calgary community. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Full Member, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), University of Calgary. His primary research interests include multimodal imaging of sports injuries and joint trauma and imaging appropriateness.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Dr. Walker completed his undergraduate medical education in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan (1992) and a residency in Family Medicine at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon (1992 to 1994). Following two years of providing primary care in northern Saskatchewan, Dr. Walker completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1996 to 2000) and subspecialty training in musculoskeletal imaging at the combined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School) and New England Baptist Hospital (Tufts University School of Medicine) fellowship in Boston (2000 to 2001). Dr. Walker moved to Calgary in July 2001 where he established himself as a leader in musculoskeletal imaging. He joined the Cumming School of Medicine in 2006 as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
Dr. Walker has served in several leadership roles throughout his career, including Zone Clinical Department Head, Diagnostic Imaging, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services and Chair, Department of Radiology, CSM, University of Calgary from July 2016 to June 2021. He has been an active member in provincial, national, and international organizations and societies, including the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, the Canadian Association of Radiologists, and the Society of Skeletal Radiology. He served on the Examination Board in Diagnostic Radiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada from 2010-2016, and again from 2021 to present, and is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CARJ). He is a consultant radiologist for multiple professional sports teams in Calgary, was a volunteer physician for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and the consultant radiologist for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships held in Alberta in 2012.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Walker enjoys distance running and cycling, and he is an avid golfer. He enjoys travelling with his wife, Renee, and their 3 adult children.
Dr. Sheldon Wiebe, Saskatchewan Representative
Dr. Wiebe obtained his medical degree and did his post graduate training at the University of Saskatchewan. He then undertook a pediatric radiology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2002 to 2004 and then returned to Saskatoon to take a faculty appointment at the University of Saskatchewan and has been practicing in Saskatoon since July 2004. He was actively involved in the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy Beamline at the Canadian Light Source (Canada’s National Synchrotron Facility) and in 2012 obtained an MSc degree in work related to x-ray phase contrast imaging using synchrotron light, also from the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Wiebe has been actively involved in many administrative and leadership positions over that time; taking on the Interim Head of Department for the Saskatoon Health Region/University of Saskatchewan from 2006 to 2009 and again for part of 2010 and now again with the restructuring of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority has taken the role of Provincial Head for the Department of Medical Imaging, Saskatchewan Health Authority/University of Saskatchewan since January 2018. He is a full professor of the department of Medical Imaging, College of Medicine and University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Don Yoo, ACR Representative
Dr. Yoo graduated from the State University of New York Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital / The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his fellowship at the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Yoo is the Director of Nuclear Medicine at Rhode Island and the Miriam Hospitals and a Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Clinician Educator at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Yoo has specialized training in nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET). His main area of interest is in oncologic applications of PET.
Dr. Yoo is the Director of Medical Student Radiology Education at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is heavily involved in teaching radiology residents and medical students. Dr. Yoo has given many nuclear medicine and PET/CT talks at national meetings and been a Grand Rounds speaker at several academic institutions. Dr. Yoo is involved with several national organizations including the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Yoo is on the ACR Board of Chancellors and Vice President of the ACR. Dr. Yoo has served as the Chair of the ACR Commission on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging from 2017-2023. Dr. Yoo is Co-Director of the ACR Nuclear Medicine Course and regular faculty member for the ACR – Dartmouth PET/CT Course.
Dr. Hang Yu, Resident Representative
Dr. Hang Yu grew up in Mississauga, did his undergrad in health sciences and then medical school at McMaster University, and is currently a PGY4 in diagnostic radiology at the University of Manitoba.
Two defining features have led him on this current path: an untiring penchant to learn, which has gifted him with an ever-expanding cache of knowledge and skills, and an arduous and sometimes painful journey of discovery, reconciliation, and acceptance of his multifaceted identity, a struggle which has bestowed upon him his unique voice and, more importantly, the courage to use it.
Beyond work and academics, Dr. Yu is always down for baking anything with chocolate, watching reality TV, learning and reading history, and exploring new destinations with his partner.