A Message from the Chair

Headshot - Dr. Michael Patlas

The Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, is the oldest academic imaging department in Canada and one of the oldest in North America, appointing the first Chair of Radiology in 1919, less than 25 years after the discovery of the X-ray. Since then, the Department has grown to become an early adopter of every new technological breakthrough occurring in this young and vital specialty.

Toronto has become one of the major centres worldwide for Artificial Intelligence and innovations in Machine Learning are rapidly making their way into clinical practice, providing a significant opportunity for our Department to play a strategic role in harnessing these tools to enhance patient care.

We see radiologists, trainees and staff as the most important assets of the Department and put wellness and inclusion in the centre of everything we do.

Dr. Michael N. Patlas, MD, FRCPC, FASER, FCAR, FSAR (he/him)
Professor and Chair