2019 Speakers


Dr. Carole Dennie is a professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging with a cross-appointment to the Department of Medicine in Cardiology. She is the co-director of Cardiac Radiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, as well as fellowship director of Cardiac Radiology at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Brett Elicker is currently a radiologist and the chief of Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging at UCSF. He works at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and has been active in developing the lung cancer screening program there.

Conference Chair

Dr. E. Ashley Wiley is the Section Head and Program Director for Nuclear Medicine. He is Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and practices Nuclear Medicine at the QEII Hospitals. He is currently on the Board of the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists as the Chair of the Atlantic Radiology Conference.

Regional speakers

Dr. James Clarke is the Head of Diagnostic Radiology, Dalhousie University and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging for the Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. His areas of clinical interest are in Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Clarke served as Program Director for the Nuclear Medicine training program from 2009-2019.

Dr. Daniel French is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University and staff thoracic surgeon at the QEII in Halifax. His practice focuses on treating cancers of the lung, chest wall, esophagus and mediastinum as well as benign diseases of the esophagus and lung. His research interests include outcomes for thoracic malignancies and optimal management of chest drains.

Dr. Kristin Greenlaw is currently practicing as a clinical radiologist. Her practice is in breast and chest imaging at the IWK and QEII Health Science Centre in Halifax, NS.

Dr. Ryan MacDougall is the President of the Nova Scotia Associaton of Radiologists. Dr. MacDougall practices as a general radiologist in Kentville.  Previous leadership experience includes serving as a board member on the Canadian Association of Radiologists, Doctors Nova Scotia, and Professional Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces.    

Dr. Robert Miller has over 35 years of experience in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. He’s a past president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists as well as Doctors NS. Practice now consists of CT and MRI of the whole chest as well as continuing with cardiac diagnostic catheterizations. His clinical sub-specialties include cardiac and thoracic.

Dr. Bruce Precious is as an active cardiac radiologist and lecturer at Dalhousie Medical School. Dr. Precious practices and teaches at the QEII hospital. His clinical sub-specialties include cardiac imaging and cardiac cross-sectional imaging.

Dr. Lisa Smyth is a Breast and Thoracic radiologist practicing at Memorial University. She is supervisor of chest imaging, and has an active role in undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Dr. Smyth has an interest in multidisciplinary, simulation and procedural radiology- being an integral part of implementation of a simulation curriculum at Memorial University. 

Dr. David Volders is a Neuroradiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. attended Catholic University of Leuven for medical school and radiology residency. Dr. Volders completed a two year Fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at UBC, then a one-year Neurointerventional Radiology fellowship at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM).