Savvas Nicolaou MD FRCPC

Director, Emergency and Trauma Imaging, VGH


Department of Radiology

Dr. Savvas Nicolaou is the Director of Emergency and Trauma Imaging at Vancouver General Hospital, as well as a Professor of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. He is also the vice chair of undergraduate education and continuous professional development. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Nicolaou has been actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows and has served as a mentor for many of them. At the Faculty of Medicine, he has been involved as the Director of Undergraduate Radiology Education, where he has helped to integrate radiology into the medical curriculum. He has been the recipient of many teaching awards and was presented with the UBC Killam Teaching Prize in 2013, which recognizes all aspects of outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Nicolaou continues to contribute to the field of emergency radiology, publishing over 150 articles and over 400 abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, he is investigating ways to develop faster, safer, and more sensitive methods for diagnosing patients in the acute care setting. A major focus of his research is on Ultra Low dose techniques in the acute setting, Dual Energy CT in the acute setting, Polytrauma Imaging, Brain Perfusion in trauma and the role of MRI in the acute setting and AI in the acute setting.

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