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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Helen Branson, BSc, MBBS, FRANZCR

The Hospital for Sick Children
Neuroradiologist
Diagnostic Imaging

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Medical Imaging


Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 2956
Fax: 416-813-7591
Email: helen.branson@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Amanda Clarke
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5476
Alternate Email: amanda.clarke@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Branson graduated from the University of Sydney and completed a general medical residency followed by radiology residency and pediatric fellowship at the Children's Hospital Westmead in Sydney. She then began a neuroradiology and cardiac fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) followed by a further fellowship in advanced paediatric neuroradiology, where she is now a staff neuroradiologist. She has a particular interest in the fields of neonatal imaging and neuroinflammatory brain disease.

Academic Background

Projects/ Initiatives:

  1. Dr. Branson has developed a protocol for performing fast MRI for follow-up patients with ventricular shunts.
  2. She is actively involved in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Program which facilitates MS research in hopes of better understanding the disease (particularly in children) so that effective therapies/treatments can be established. Dr. Branson's role involves reporting the MRI's from these studies.
  3. Dr. Branson is working with Dr. S. Miller's group in scoring of white matter lesions in premature neonates.

Research Interests

Brain development (including brain malformations, specializing in midline abnormalities), paediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and imaging of the preterm neonate.