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Announcement — Chair, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

David Alain Koff

David Alain Koff, MD

June 28, 2012

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Koff has been reappointed as chair, Department of Radiology effective July 1, 2012

Dr. Koff has been chair of the Department of Radiology at McMaster University and chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences for the past five years. He is an associate professor of radiology at McMaster University, and is founder and director of the Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre (MIIRCAM) at McMaster, leading research projects on radiation monitoring and integration of images in the electronic patient record.

Before his appointment at McMaster, Dr. Koff held positions as a staff radiologist and research associate at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto, assistant professor at University of Toronto, and staff radiologist at the Montréal Heart Institute at the Université de Montréal. Before coming to Canada, Dr. Koff graduated in medicine and radiology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France and managed a large radiology practice for 18 years.  His clinical expertise is mainly in chest and body radiology with a special interest in ultrasound

For the last 15 years, Dr. Koff’s research has centered on the electronic communication and workflow integration of medical images, and he helped develop the Canadian standards on lossy compression. He has been a co-founder of IHE Canada (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), has been running a Medical Imaging Informatics conference for the past nine years, and contributes to multiple radiology societies and journals.  He has just been named president of the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology Departments.


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