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David Koff

Department of Radiology
905 521 2100 ext. 75298

David Koff, MD FRCPC, is a professor of radiology and Chair of the Department of Radiology at McMaster University, and past Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences. Founder and director of MIIRCAM, the Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre at McMaster, he leads research projects on radiation risk, the validation of technology and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to medical imaging. He is currently Chair of Canada Safe Imaging (CSI), an initiative he launched to promote radiation safety in Canada. CSI involves collaboration between Canadian universities and professional associations and is aligned with the Bonn Call-for-Action and major international initiatives.

For the last 20 years, Dr. Koff's research has centred on the electronic communication and workflow integration of medical images, and he developed the Canadian standards on lossy compression. His current research interests focus on AI for aggregation of imaging and medical data, and medical applications of nanotechnology. He is co-founder of IHE Canada (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), a member of the IHE section of the Medical Informatics committee at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and past co-Chair of the IHE International Radiology Planning Committee.

Dr. Koff has organized MIIT, the Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology conference in Canada, for the past 14 years. He also teaches leadership in health care using the LEADS framework.

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