Visiting Professor - Dr. Martin Reed

Dr. Reed is from the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg, University of Manitoba.  His specialty is in Pediatric Imaging. He won the CAR Gold Medal in 2014. Dr. Reed is the Program Director for the University of Manitoba and the Director for the Deptartment of Radiology, Rehabilitation Centre for Children. Dr. Reed’s contributions to the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) span more than 40 years. During this time and up to 2013, he served in multiple roles on the boards of directors of both the CAR and the Canadian Radiological Foundation. He was the first to actively promote the CAR as a leader in improving the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging requests in Canada. Dr. Reed is currently in his 10th year as Chair of the CAR initiatives on referral guidelines, he has lead three extensive projects on diagnostic imaging demand-side controls from 2007 to 2012. He represents the CAR as a world-renowned leader in imaging appropriateness and most recently is chairing the CAR Working Group for the inaugural 2014 Choosing Wisely Canada campaign to help physicians and their patients make informed decisions in their health care.

Dr. Reed is also the Co-chair of the International Radiology Quality Network Referral Guidelines Committee, and has participated in consultations with the World Health Organization on diagnostic imaging appropriateness. He is Co-chair of the Medical Isotopes and Imaging Modalities Advisory Committee of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and currently represents the CAR on the Implementers’ Group for Diagnostic Imaging for Canada Health Infoway.

While his peers consider him to be a leader of our profession, he is also an avid supporter of the education of Canada’s future generation of radiologists. He was program director for the University of Manitoba’s Department of Radiology, was active in the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons, and served as chair of the Specialty Committee in Pediatric Radiology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is currently the Director of the Department of Radiology, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Winnipeg and a radiologist at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. Dr. Reed has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books or book chapters and countless presentations.Dr. Reed has a gift for balancing critical appraisal of the literature with clinical wisdom. He is a wonderful mentor for the next generation of scholars, and a true visionary leader for the CAR and for the profession.