Winners of the Leadership Scholarships

The CAR and CRF would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2017 CAR/CRF Leadership Scholarships:

Kirsteen Burton, MD, MBA, PGY-4

Dr. Kirsteen Burton is a fourth-year radiology resident at the University of Toronto. Prior to residency, she completed an MD at the University of Calgary, an MSc in epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and an MBA at Queen’s University. Dr. Burton’s current clinical interests are abdominal and fetal imaging. Her research focuses on improving health care delivery and outcomes through the development of high quality evidence; relatedly, Dr. Burton is an associate editor at the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Beyond professional activities, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, and playing squash.

Faisal Khosa, MD, MBA
Dr. Faisal Khosa is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. Dr. Khosa has been awarded numerous educational, clinical service and research awards, including the American Roentgen Ray Scholarship (2013-2016), the One in One Hundred Mentor Award (2014) and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award in USA (2015). He received the "Medal of Excellence" (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) from the Government of Pakistan and The College of Physicians and Surgeons Award for 15 years of “Outstanding Service to Medicine” in Pakistan.

Dr. Khosa is Board certified in radiology in the USA, Canada and Europe and has completed extensive training in radiology, including a residency in diagnostic radiology in Ireland. He completed the IMG Alternate Pathway – Diagnostic Radiology Certification for the USA and Canada, which included: clinical fellowships in oncoradiology, cardiovascular imaging, emergency radiology, body MRI and neuroradiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School. He subsequently received a scholarship for an MBA in which he opted for Leadership as his major.

Carlos Torres MD, FRCPC
Dr. Carlos Torres has been an associate professor of radiology at The University of Ottawa and a staff neuroradiologist at The Ottawa Hospital since 2008. Dr. Torres completed a two-year neuroradiology fellowship at McGill University in Montreal before joining the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa.

From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Torres was the Director of the Royal College Accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. He has been the director and co-director of more than a dozen CME Courses in Europe, North America and Latin America and he is currently the chair of the International Scientific Committee for the Ibero Latin American Society of Neuroradiology (SILAN).

Dr. Torres lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has been invited to speak at meetings held by the RSNA, CAR, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Society of Spine Radiology, American Society of Emergency Radiology and The Eastern Neuroradiological Society. He is an International Visiting Professor for RSNA and for the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR). He has been Visiting Professor in different academic centres in Canada and abroad including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Bhutan, China and Mongolia.

Dr. Torres is actively involved in medical education and research. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has written ten book chapters. He is Associate Editor of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of the RSNA Daily Bulletin.


The CRF and the CAR financed Leadership Scholarships to attend the leadership programs provided by the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR):


  • In 2016, Dr. Mitchell Wilson, resident at the Univeristy of Alberta attended the Harvard Emerging Leaders Webinar and Dr. Ania Kielar, radiologist at the Univeristy of Ottawa will attend the 2016 RLI Leadership Summit "Meeting the Challenges of Modern Healthcare".
  • In 2015, Dr. Stephen Choy, resident at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Carole Dennie, radiologist at the Ottawa Hospital attended the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit “Thriving in Changing Times”.