Clinician Scientist/Staff Radiologist
Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine
Dr. Andrea Doria received her medical degree from the Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil, and did her training in Paediatrics and Radiology at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. She then received a PhD in medical sciences from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved to Canada to pursue a fellowship in Paediatric Radiology, and obtained a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. During her fellowship, she received the 2002 John Caffey Award for her work on BOLD MRI in experimental arthritis, and the 2003 John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award for her meta-analysis in appendicitis.
Her passions are: the implementation of innovative analytic methods, processes and strategies that can improve clinical practice, development of evidence-based best practice guidelines that can lead to excellence of patient care, and translation of science and technologies into practices that can transform healthcare delivery. Her teaching interests include the delivery of a course on “Introduction to Research for Radiologists,” with the goal of improving the quality of research in radiology.
- Musculoskeletal imaging (focus: cancer and arthritis): Translation of innovative experimental MRI and ultrasound research methods into clinical practice
- Radiogenomics: Development of novel integrative clinical-imaging-biochemical paradigms of patients’ outcomes.
- Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence: Use of machine learning tools to optimize classification of findings, augmentation of data and prediction of disease progression.
- Technology, Processes and Operations’ Innovation: Using technology for prioritization of activities, forecast of flow of patients throughout the organization and effectiveness maximization at minimum costs and at optimal patients’ satisfaction.
U of T Positions
- Associate Vice-Chair of Research (Injury, Repair, Inflammation), Department of Medical Imaging
- Professor of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging
- International Leadership
- Special Interest Group in MRI in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Co-Chair of Outcomes Measures of Rheumatic Diseases (OMERACT)
- 2017: Sloan Leadership Fellowship Award: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA. US$ 12,500
- 2016: Faculty Research Award: Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. On-line voting system by residents, fellows and staff of the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital) – 1 annual award offered by the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
- 2016: Excellence in Teaching Award: Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. On-line voting system by residents and fellows of the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital)
- 2014: Research featured on the 2014 January magazine, ARRS InPractice, of the American Journal of Roentgenology: Munir S, Twilt M, Miller E, Spiegel L, Uleryk E, Doria A.S. Evidence-Based Outcomes of Studies Addressing Diagnostic Accuracy of MR Imaging of The Axial Skeleton in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. AJR 2014; 202(1): 199-210.
- 2011: Honorable Mention for Best Basic Science Paper. Title: Assessment of Cortical Bone Loss with Quantitative Ultrasound, Peripheral CT and Micro-CT in Post Mortem Knee Specimens of a Rabbit Model of Inflammatory Arthritis. Date: May 27-31, 2011. Amirabadi A, Wang J, Gordon C, Tomlinson C, Grynpas M, Moineddin R, Doria A.S. London, England
- 2011: XXII Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Kyoto, Japan. Lundin B, Manco-Johnson ML, Ignas D, Doria A.S. An MRI scale for Assessment of Hemophilic Arthropathy. International Prophylaxis Study Group. The work has been presented as a poster at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Conference in Kyoto, Japan, July 2011, and was assigned a ribbon reward for being among the top 15% abstracts.
- 2010: Poster Award (1 of 10 finalists in the General Clinical Specialties track for a poster award) at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Title: Pilot study of FDG PET/CT for Hemophilic Arthropathy in a Rabbit Model. Date: June 8, 2010. Shammas A, Doria A.S., Charron M, Metser U. Salt Lake City – Utah – U.S.A.
- 2009: Research featured on the website of the February 2009, volume 250, issue 2 of Radiology: Wan M.J., Krahn M., Ungar W., Sung L., Doria A.S. Acute Appendicitis in Young Children: Cost-effectiveness of US versus CT in Diagnosis--A Markov Decision Analytic Model. Radiology 2008; 250 (2):378-386.
- 2009: Speaker at the U.S.A. ReachMD podcast in 2009 on “Cost and Risk Analysis for Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children” from the series on Advanced in Medical Imaging.
- 2008: Excellence in Teaching Award: Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
- 2006: Canadian Child Health Clinician-Scientist Program – Career Development Award.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Sick Kids Foundation and British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation.
July 1, 2006 – 4 year period
- 2005: Seed Grant Funding – Department of Medical Imaging - University of Toronto
Title: Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging
Jan 21, 2005 - 3 year period
- 2004: Chair’s Start-up Fund.
Title: Functional MR imaging assessment of therapeutic outcomes in experimental arthritis. Date: October 13, 2004. Toronto – ON – Canada
- 2004: Medical Imaging Research and Development Award.
Title: Comparative measurements of BOLD signal in experimental arthritis according to variations in the region-of-interest.
Date: July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005. Investigators: Doria A.S. (principal investigator), Dick P. Toronto – ON – Canada
- 2003: John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award (annual award offered by the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best paper presented by a fellow). Number of papers: 24.
Title: Which is the best imaging technique for diagnosis of appendicitis in children as compared with adults? A meta-analysis.
Date: May 10, 2003 Doria A.S., Moineddin R., Kellenberger C., Epelman M., Babyn P.S., Dick P., et al. San Francisco – CA – U.S.A.
- 2002: John Caffey Award for Basic Science Research (annual award offered by the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best basic science paper). Number of papers: 98.
Title: Understanding the Functional Angiogenic Process in an Antigen-Induced Arthritis Model: Correlative BOLD MR Imaging (fMRI) of the Stages of Synovitis along the Time Course of the Disease.
Date: May 1, 2002 Doria A.S., Babyn P.S., Crawley A., Noseworthy M., Pritzker K., Salter R.B. Philadelphia – PA – U.S.A.
- 2001: Research Training Competition (RESTRACOMP) – Fellowship award – 1st place in category H, Medical degree (with licence) (number of applicants: 8) Agency: The Hospital for Sick Children – Research Institute.
Title: Comparative measurements of BOLD signal in the knee of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) according to variations in the region-of-interest (ROI)
Date: December 4, 2001 – June 30, 2003 - (18 months). Investigators: Doria A.S. (principal investigator), Dick P. (supervisor) Toronto – ON – Canada
- 1986: Public contest for entrance at the University : First place in Medicine - Third place in the general contest (total number of applicants: 10,048). Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná - Curitiba - PR – Brazil