Assistant Professor  |  Clinical Translation Lead for the Slaight Center for Advanced Imaging

Paula Alcaide Leon



JDMI - Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 2S8
Research Interests
MRI, Neuroradiology, Wellness & EDI
Appointment Status

Educational/Clinical Interests: MRI Perfusion; Imaging in neuro-oncology; Standardized Reporting

Paula Alcaide Leon obtained her medical degree in 2005 at the University of Sevilla, Spain. Her diagnostic radiology training was also completed at the University of Sevilla from 2006 to 2010. She worked as a staff neuroradiologist in Barcelona in different institutions from 2010 to 2013 and completed a neuroradiology clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2019 she worked as a research specialist at the University of California San Francisco focusing on advanced brain tumor imaging research. In June 2020, Paula was appointed into a Full-time Clinician-Investigator position in the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto and a Staff Radiologist position in the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at Toronto Western Hospital. 

Paula has dedicated her academic efforts to ensure the clinical translation of advanced MR techniques with the overriding aim of improving patient care. Her research interests include brain tumor imaging, advanced MR methods, and gender in healthcare.