Emergency & Trauma Radiology

Six positions in the dynamic and new subspecialty of Emergency & Trauma Imaging are offered as a one- year fellowship beginning July 1st of each new academic year. This Fellowship is organized and instituted to provide excellent exposure to acute polytrauma and other emergency medical conditions such as acute stroke, vascular and non-vascular emergencies in the chest, abdomen and pelvis as well as musculoskeletal trauma.
Successful applicants will provide, under the supervision of a staff radiologist, rapid final interpretations of CT, MRI and plain radiographic images and may also gain exposure to a more limited number of musculoskeletal ultrasound exams.

With the recent change to 24/7 Emergency Radiology Services in the Emergency Department at the Vancouver General Hospital site, participation in the scheduled shifts for the 24 hour coverage is required by the ER staff radiologists and the clinical fellows.  The emergency and trauma radiology team are directly involved with every major trauma and are expected to recommend, organize and interpret all relevant imaging to help manage the patient expeditiously. In addition, emergency and trauma clinical fellows are required to protocol and interpret Coronary CTAs in both the acute and outpatient setting and should anticipate level 2 CCTA certification after the 12-month fellowship period.

A dual source CT system sited within the Emergency Department of our institution allows ample exposure to dual energy imaging examinations for indications such as acute crystalline arthritis, iodine quantification, mapping  and subtraction and renal calculi analysis. Our Department has a close working relationship with industry vendors including Siemens and Toshiba and has conducted successful research projects in the field of rapid whole body “FLASH” imaging, high pitch ultra low dose CT, volume dynamic perfusion imaging as well as an array of projects examining emerging applications for dual energy and polytrauma imaging.

Teaching duties include Trauma Radiology rounds which are held each morning (Monday through Friday) to review any major trauma-related cases from the previous night. Fellows also conduct monthly Trauma Surgery “interesting case” rounds and are involved with Radiology and Emergency Medicine resident teaching.

Protected academic time includes a weekly half-day in which research is encouraged. As well, funding is available to attend conferences. Fellows are entitled to four weeks of vacation. For more information regarding this program please visit http://emergencyradiology.ca

The Emergency & Trauma Radiology Team:

Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, Director Emergency & Trauma Radiology Division.

Drs. Savvas Nicolaou & Luck Louis, Co-Directors Emergency & Trauma Radiology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Luck Louis, Head of Education, Emergency & Trauma Radiology.

Dr. Timothy O’Connell, Director Information Technology, Emergency & Trauma Radiology.

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Director Research and Development, Emergency & Trauma Radiology.

Dr. Faisal Khosa, Head of Grant and International Collaborations.


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 Please have your referees email their letters of references to: ubcrad.fellowship@ubc.ca

Emergency &Trauma Fellowship

Co-Directors / Contact Information

6 fully funded positions 

 applications for 2019-2020


Thank you to all applicants.

Drs. Savvas Nicolaou & Luck Louis, Co-Directors

UBC Radiology
Vancouver General Hospital
#3350 – 950 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V5Z 1M9