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MSK Whistler Course

March 16 – 19, 2019

UT 200
UBC 200

2019 Keynote Speakers


Dr. Mini Pathria

Mini Pathria, MD, is a board-certified radiologist. Her specific areas of interest include musculoskeletal trauma, emergency radiology, and musculoskeletal magnetic resource imaging. 

As a professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Pathria instructs medical students, residents and fellows. She has lectured widely on magnetic resonance, trauma and spinal imaging to both national and international audiences.

She has published one book, MRI of the Musculoskeletal System, and has coauthored numerous articles related to musculoskeletal imaging. 

Dr. Pathria completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in diagnostic radiology at McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She earned her medical degree from McMaster University. Dr. Pathria is board-certified in diagnostic radiology.

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Dr. Carlo Martinoli

Dr. Carlo Martinoli is a Staff Radiologist, Professor of Radiology at the University of Genoa. He has devoted more than 20 years to musculoskeletal radiology education and is author of a preeminent textbook on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound that has been enthusiastically recommended by the scientific community and listed within the top 10 best-selling scientific books of Springer Verlag in 2010.

He is a renowned speaker and has held over 800 invited lectures at international courses or congresses. He has been invited by 31 universities/hospitals around the world to give seminars, symposia or courses as “Visiting Professor”.

Dr. Martinoli is actively involved with the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology – ESSR and has served this Society as Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman for Ultrasound. He is current Chairman of the Educational Committee of this Society. In 2009, he chaired the ESSR Annual Congress in Genoa, Italy. He was also member-at- large of the Executive Committee (2010-2012) of the “International Skeletal Society – ISS” and is currently member of the Educational Committee Board of the “European Society of Radiology – ESR” for Musculoskeletal Radiology.

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Dr. Mark Cresswell

A musculoskeletal radiologist at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver and Clinical Associate Professor at UBC Radiology, with a sub-special interest in imaging and treating sports injuries. He did his undergraduate training in anthropology and medicine in South Africa. He initially started specializing in anesthesia including pain management before moving to do his radiology residency at St Mary’s Hospital in London, UK and musculoskeletal fellowship in Oxford, UK. Moved to Vancouver in 2007, and had great fun co-managing imaging at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010. He still likes to get involved in “real” medicine, and have been actively involved with Medecins Sans Frontieres for the past 17 years.


Dr. Bruce Forster

Dr. Bruce Forster is Professor and Head at the University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, and Director of the UBC, Office of Academic Innovation. He was recently the Regional Department Head and Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics/Paralympics Games. As an Associate Member of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, he has been involved in the clinical, education, and research aspects of sports imaging for 25 years, is Consultant to the Editor for the journal ‘Radiology’ and Associate Editor of the ‘British Journal of Sports Medicine’. Dr. Forster has delivered over 300 invited lectures, many internationally, and has served as a Visiting Professor in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, and the Middle East. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and 115 educational exhibits, and has served as President of the Pacific Northwest Radiology Society, and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Radiologic Foundation. Dr. Forster is Lead Physician for ‘Choosing Wisely Medical Imaging’ one of the most comprehensive appropriateness initiatives in the Province, and serves as Chair of the CAR/CRF/UBC Radiology Leadership and Business Course, in collaboration with the Sauder School of Business.

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Dr. Darra Murphy

Dr. Darra Murphy is a Clinical Assistant Professor and radiologist at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, specializing in cardiothoracic and musculoskeletal radiology. He is particularly interested in the intercostal muscles, with his favorite being in the left fourth intercostal space.

Dr. Ali Naraghi

Dr. Ali Naraghi

Ali Naraghi is a staff radiologist in the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at University of Toronto. He received his medical degree from the University of London, UK and undertook his residency at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He undertook his fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at University of Toronto in 2004 where he currently holds the rank of assistant professor. His research interests include imaging of sports injuries and advanced imaging of inflammatory arthritis.


Dr. Tom Powell

Dr. Tom Powell, is an Assistant Professor, McGill University and radiologist at Montreal General Hospital, specializing in  musculoskeletal radiology. He completed his resdiency at Royal College of Surgeons, Department of Radiology, Dublin Irleand and further went on to complete two fellowships in MSK Imaging at UBC and Thoracic radiology, U of T. Tom is an enthusiastic teacher and lecturer. 


Dr. Linda Probyn

Dr. Probyn is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Western University, completed her Residency training at McMaster University followed by a Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at the University of Toronto where she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging. Dr. Probyn is the past Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program and is now the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. Dr. Probyn has clinical and research interests in a broad range of musculoskeletal diseases with a particular focus on ultrasound, sports injuries, trauma, osteoporosis and arthritis. She also has a strong interest in teaching and education including the use of ultrasound simulation to train learners. She has published several scholarly projects and presents her work and teaches at many National and International conferences.

David Salonen

Dr. David Salonen

Dr. David Salonen is an Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, and a staff radiologist specializing in musculoskeletal Imaging at University health Network Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Salonen studied medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Toronto and took a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California San Diego. His areas of interest are musculoskeletal radiology, sports medicine and interventional spine.

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