Skip to Main Content Go to Sitemap

Andrea Doria

Title: Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine
Designations: MD, PhD, M.Sc.
Phone: 416-813-6079
Fax: 416-813-7591
Alternate Contact Name: Jane Jung
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 414081
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Medical Imaging
Other Positions: Director of Research, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Hospital Positions

Staff Radiologist 
Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Chair Positions

  • Vice-Chair of Clinical Practice Improvement, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
  • Associate Vice-Chair of Research (Injury, Inflammation and Repair), Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
  • Co-Chair of Outcomes Measures of Rheumatic Diseases (OMERACT) - Special Interest Group in MRI in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
  • Chair of Communications & Public Relations, MIT Association of Alumna (AMITA)
  • Chair of Bias in Recruitment, Hiring, Promotion, Awards' Committee of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group of the Canadian Association of Radiology (CAR)

Research Positions


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. Most recently she received a Faculty Research Award from the Medical Imaging Department (2016) and a Sloan Leadership Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, U.S.A. (2017). In 2019, Doria graduated at an MBA at MIT, with focuses on data analytics, sustainability of human capital and North American healthcare systems. She was the first student in the history of the Sloan MIT School of Management to obtain three Certificates in her areas of interest: Data Analytics, Sustainability and Healthcare. 

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 courses on “Introduction to Research for Radiologists,” with the goal of improving the quality of research in radiology, on how people can become the best version of themselves as leaders, “Crafting their Leadership Style”, and on “Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies for Effective Leadership”. 

Education and experience

  • 2019: MBA - Executive Masters in Business & Administration, Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States of America
  • 2004: MSc - Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2000: PhD - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1992: MD - Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR, Brazil


  • 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. 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. Online voting system by residents and fellows of the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto  
  • 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. 
  • 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, SickKids Foundation and British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • 2005: Seed Grant Funding – Department of Medical Imaging - University of Toronto Title: Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging 
  • 2004:Chair’s Start-up Fund. Title: Functional MR imaging assessment of therapeutic outcomes in experimental arthritis. 
  • 2004: Medical Imaging Research and Development Award.  Title: Comparative measurements of BOLD signal in experimental arthritis according to variations in the region-of-interest. 
  • 2003:John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award (annual award offered by the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best paper presented by a fellow).
    Title: Which is the best imaging technique for diagnosis of appendicitis in children as compared with adults? A meta-analysis. 
  • 2002: John Caffey Award for Basic Science Research (annual award offered by the Society for Pediatric Radiology for the best basic science paper). 
    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. 
  • 2001:Research Training Competition (RESTRACOMP) Fellowship award, 1st place in category H, Medical degree (with licence), SickKids 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) 
  • 1986: Public contest for entrance at the University : First place in Medicine - Third place in the general contest, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil


Back to Top