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Niagara Health recruits internationally reputable expert for Chief of Diagnostic Imaging

Posted Apr 27th, 2016

Niagara Health is pleased to announce the recruitment of nationally and internationally renowned Dr. Julian Dobranowski to the position of Chief of Diagnostic Imaging for the organization.

Dr. Dobranowski comes to Niagara Health from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton where he was the Senior Consultant for Strategic Quality Initiatives and the Director of the Centre of Radiological Anatomy based at the Charlton Campus. He is also an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at McMaster University. Provincially, Dr. Dobranowski holds the position of Provincial Head for the Cancer Imaging Program at Cancer Care Ontario and Provincial Lead Access to Care MRI and CT.

Dr. Tom Stewart, Niagara Health Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President Medical, noted: “it is really exciting to attract someone of Dr. Dobranowski's calibre to Niagara. He is clearly a leader in diagnostic imaging with a major national and international reputation. With Dr. Dobranowski's support, Niagara Health will continue its evolution and leadership role in creating the highest quality healthcare for our patients. As we move forward, we thank outgoing Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Dr. Amit Mehta for his many years of leadership and for helping to build such a strong program for our patients.”

Dr. Barry Wright, Chair of the Niagara Health Board of Directors says: “The Board is thrilled to see Niagara Health continuing to attract talented and innovative leaders like Dr. Dobranowski who will play a pivotal role in building our strengths.  With Dr. Dobranowski’s leadership, Niagara Health will continue to deliver high quality radiological services for our communities.” 

Dr. Dobranowski adds: “There is so much excellent work taking place at Niagara Health, and I am very much looking forward to contributing to this positive momentum. I am eager to work with the Niagara Health team as it builds the best practice integrated workplace while providing the highest standards of radiological services for our patients.”

Dr. Dobranowski trained at the Medical Academy in Krakow, Poland (MD, 1979) before completing his radiology training at McMaster in 1986.  Following this, he completed a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the University of Western Ontario in London.

As Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Dobranowski will provide physician leadership in the department and oversee planning and quality initiatives. He’ll work in partnership with other Niagara Health leaders to expand our Diagnostic Imaging services in the region while continuing to deliver leading edge radiological services for our patients.

Media Contact: Melissa Raftis, Communications Specialist, 905-378-4647, ext. 43872,

Niagara Health System