I was first introduced to radiology relatively early while pursuing my undergraduate degree in biophysics at Western University. Having a keen interest in math and physics, I was very intrigued by the simplicity and complexity behind the various imaging modalities of x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI.
In medical school I explored various fields in medicine and found myself being drawn to radiology more and more. I was fascinated by the concept of being able to see inside the human body with astonishing detail, without cutting it open. I love the problem-solving aspect behind radiology in which every study is a puzzle and it’s our job to put the puzzle together.
I obtained my Bachelor degree in Medical Biophysics at Western University in 2003. I obtained my medical degree at University of Toronto (U of T) in 2007, and I completed my residency training in radiology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
I did my fellowship at U of T, University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital in Abdominal Imaging.
In June 2012, I won the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research award in RSNA Research & Education Foundation; in recognition of Outstanding Radiologic Research.In June 2011, I won the Tom Munro Award for Outstanding Presentation of Original Research at London Imaging Discovery.
I am married to Tifany Johnson and we have two boys The oldest is Matthew Charles Brahm (3 years old) and the youngest, Ryan, was just born on October 21.
Friendly, easy-going, almost always has a smile on my face. Playful, full of energy, short attention span.
My father has been a huge inspiration to me. He taught me you always have to work hard and strive to be the best you can be and not rely on natural talent.
I want nothing more than to be seen as a local expert in my field of radiology. If I can do this, be a good father and husband, and enjoy coming to work every day until the day I retire I will count that as a success.
I am a textbook procrastinator.
My hobbies include poker, chess, and strategy board games. I used to play ultimate Frisbee and rock climbed regularly when I was younger.
I define success by happiness. If you can wake up and go to bed happy, then you are successful. In my mind, I am currently a success.