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Govind Chavhan

Title: Paediatric Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Designations: MBBS, MD, DNB, DABR
Alternate Contact Name: Katherine McLaren
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5823
Alternate Email: katherine.mclaren@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging
Chair Positions: Chair, MRI Committee, The Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

Biography

Dr. Chavhan graduated from The University of Mumbai, India, completing a radiology residency at the same university in 2003. He did his paediatric radiology fellowship at SickKids and stayed on as a staff paediatric radiologist. 

Dr. Chavhan's main research focus is on paediatric body MRI. He conducts weekly MRI rounds for the residents and fellows in the department. He is actively involved in the educational outreach program and has lectured on many paediatric imaging topics. 

Education and experience

Degrees

  • DABR, Radiology, American Board of Radiology, United States
  • DNB (Diplomat of National Board), Radio-Diagnosis, National Board of Examination, New Delhi, Ministry of Health, Government of India, 
  • MD, Radiology, Department of Radiology, Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • MBBS, Medical School, Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Postgraduate, Research and Specialty Training

  • 2006–2010: Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2000–2003: Radiology Residency, Radiology, Department of Radiology, Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1998–1999: Rotating Internship (Clinical Year of Training), All Clinical departments, University of Mumbai, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, R. N. Cooper Hospital and Wadia Hospital, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses

  • 2006–Present: Academic License, Pediatric Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005–Present: Certificate of Specialty, Diagnostic Radiology, Maharashtra Medical Council, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1999–Present: Permanent License, Maharashtra Medical Council, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 2007–2009: USMLE (Steps 1-3), ECFMG and FSMB, USA, United States

Current Appointments

  • 2016–Present: Associate Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2010–Present: Staff Paediatric Radiologist, Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Previous Appointments 

  • 2006–2010: Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2003–2005: Associate Radiologist, CT Scan and MRI Department, Jankharia Imaging, Mumbai, India
  • 1999–2000: Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Maharashtra Province, Sawana Primary Health Center, Dist-Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India
  • 2003–2003: Senior Radiology Registrar, Radiology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

International

  • 2019: Cum Laude, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Received for educational exhibit on Abdominal Imaging in Fontan Circulation.
  • 2019: Excellence in manuscript reviewing, Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Imaging Journal. 
  • 2018: Excellence in manuscript reviewing in quantity and quality, Pediatric Radiology Journal. 
  • 2018: The Jacques Lefevre award for best research paper, Co-author, European Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany. 
  • 2017: Excellence in manuscript reviewing in quantity and quality, Pediatric Radiology Journal. 
  • 2015: Cum Laude, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Received for educational exhibit on MRI of thoracic outlet syndrome in children.
  • 2014: Certificate of Merit, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Received for educational exhibit on Imaging of early and late effects of cancer therapy in children.
  • 2013: Excellence in manuscript reviewing in quantity and quality, Pediatric Radiology Journal. 
  • 2012: Certificate of Merit, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Received for educational exhibit on diffusion weighted imaging in pediatric body MRI.
  • 2011: Certificate of Merit, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Received for educational exhibit on MRE.
  • 2011: Cum Laude, RSNA. Received for exhibit on optimization of abdominal MRI in children.
  • 2010: Certificate of Merit, RSNA. Chicago, Illinois, United States. For educational exhibit on whole body MRI.
  • 2010: RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellows Research Award 2010, RSNA/ U of T. (Research Award)
  • 2009: Cum Laude, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois, For educational exhibit on Pediatric MRCP.
  • 2009: RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award (Year 2009), (Research Award)
  • 2009: Honorable Mention, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Carlsbad, California. For the poster at SPR annual conference.
  • 2008: Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America. (Distinction). For educational exhibit in RSNA 2008.
  • 2008: Honorable Mention, Primary Author, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Arizona. (Distinction). For the poster at Society for Pediatric Radiology conference.
  • 2007: Certificate of Merit, RSNA, Chicago, Illinois. For educational exhibit at annual meeting.
  • 2007: Honorable Mention, Society for Pediatric Radiology, Miami. For the poster at SPR annual conference.

National 

  • 2003: First Prize in Radiology Quiz, Indian Radiology and Imaging Association, Goa, India.  

Provincial / Regional 

  • 1991: Gold Medal, Digras, India. For standing topper in the town (Digras, India) in SSC (Secondary School certificate) Board examination 1991.
  • 1991: Second Prize General Knowledge Annual Competition, Lokmat (regional daily newspaper), India. (Distinction)  

Local 

  • 2012: Research Award to new faculty, U of T Medical Imaging Alumni Association, Toronto, This award is given to new faculty within 3 yrs of their appointment. 
  • 2008: Research Award, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. (Research Award)
  • 2002: First Prize: Grant Teaching File Competition, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India.  

Teaching and Education Awards 

  • 2018–2019: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.
  • 2017–2018: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. 
  • 2017–2018: Outstanding Teacher Award Residency Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by radiology residents.
  • 2015–2016: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.
  • 2014–2015: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.
  • 2013–2014: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.
  • 2012–2013: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.
  • 2010–2011: Outstanding Teacher Award Fellowship Program, Pediatric Imaging, Dept of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Selected by fellows.

Publications

  • 20162017: Principal Investigator. 2D and 4D phase contrast assessment of blood flow in pediatric portal venous hypertension: feasibility, range of pathologic values, and clinical implications. Discovery Phase grant from Growth Development Neoplasia Research Group of U of T Medical Imaging Department. 10,000 CAD. [Grants].  
  • 20152017: Collaborator. Frailty and Sarcopenia in Children Undergoing Liver and Kidney Transplantation:  
    The Road to Pre-Transplant Prehabilitation. Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Toronto. Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre Catalyst grant. PI: Kamath Binita. Collaborator(s): Vicky Lee Ng, Rulan Parekh, Diane Hebert, Govind Chavhan, Amer Shammas, Catherine Patterson, Stephanie So. 14,000 CAD. [Grants].  
  • 20122013: Principal Investigator. Development of smart phone and tablets ‘apps’ for pediatric MRI protocols. U of T Medical Imaging Alumni Association. U of T medical Imaging Alumni Association. 2,000 CAD. [Grants} 
  • 2011-2012: Principal Investigator. MR VCUG: development of a new technique to approach urethral anatomy. Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Collaborator(s): Paul Babyn, J Pippi Salle. 5,000 CAD. [Grants].  
  • 20112012: Collaborator. N. Thorne Griscom Award for Education in Pediatric Radiology  
    This was a grant awarded by the Society for Pediatric Radiology to promote education in pediatric radiology in developing countires like India. The Society for Pediatric Radiology. N. Thorne Griscom Award for Education in Pediatric Radiology. PI: Shroff, Manohar. Collaborator(s): Mann Erika, Gibikote Shridhar, Chavhan Govind. 40,000 USD. [Grants].
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