Emergency & Trauma Radiology

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)


Six positions in the dynamic subspecialty of Emergency & Trauma Imaging are offered as a one or two years fellowship beginning July 1st of each 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, US, and plain radiographic images and may also gain exposure to a more limited number of musculoskeletal ultrasound exams.

24/7 coverage is provided by the Emergency Department at the Vancouver General Hospital site.  The emergency and trauma radiology team is directly involved with every major trauma and is 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 settings and should anticipate level 2 CCTA certification after the 12-month fellowship period.

The latest 3rd generation 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, bone marrow edema, stroke detection, 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. Emergency Department is also active in Artificial Intelligence research.

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. Dedicated fellows’ teaching occurs one day per week.

Protected academic time includes a weekly half-day in which research is encouraged.  For more information regarding this program please visit http://emergencyradiology.ca


The Emergency & Trauma Radiology Team:

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

Dr. Nicolas Murray, Co-Director, Emergency & Trauma Radiology Division.

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

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

Drs. Savvas Nicolaou & Nicolas Murray, Co-Directors, Emergency & Trauma Radiology Fellowship Program.


Application Information:
Please see the Step by Step Application Guide to fill the application.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
All documents should be in PDF format only.

Click here to fill in the application form


Please ensure your Referees email the letters of references directly to ubcrad.fellowship@ubc.ca prior to the application deadline.

Emergency &Trauma Fellowship

Directors / Contact Information

8 fully-funded positions 

Up to 4 Sponsored or Self-Funded positions

2022-23 Application is now closed. 

Applications are under review

 shortlisted candidates are contacted as per priority


Accepting applications for 2023-24

Application Deadline

October 31, 2021

Dr. Savvas Nicolaou

Dr. Nicolas Murray



UBC Radiology
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V5Z 1M9