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The Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology (CAIR) Resident, Fellow, and Student Section (RFS) shall serve as the voice of and act as a resource for future and current interventional radiology trainees throughout Canada.

The CAIR RFS will support future interventional radiology trainees in fostering their interest in the specialty and in providing them with educational opportunities to help realize their goals.

The CAIR RFS will promote the work of current interventional radiology trainees and work to foster life-long engagement with the organization.

As future interventional radiologists, the CAIR RFS will work alongside the CAIR to advocate to advance innovative minimally-invasive and image-guided procedures which improve the lives of Canadians and to ensure that interventional radiology education in Canada continually allows interventional radiology trainees to develop skills which allow them to provide superior patient care to Canadians.

RFS Past Chair 2020/2022

Kevin Shixiao He, Fellow
University of Toronto

Kevin is the past chair of the CAIR RFS, which he founded in 2020 with the hope of building a community of trainees with the same shared passion for the little known specialty called IR. He completed his residency at McGill, a first fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently completing his second (and last!) fellowship in Vascular/Interventional Radiology at the University of Toronto’s UHN and Mount Sinai Hospital. He hopes to continue helping the RFS grow and to mentor the next generation of trainees on their road to IR. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, which his friends enjoy even more, and motorcycling, which some of his colleagues lowkey disapprove. Feel free to reach out for anything!

RFS Chair & CAIR Board Representative 2022/2023

Alanna Supersad PGY4 – full interview
University of Alberta 

The CAIR RFS Section is excited to be starting their third year in action with trainee members from each of the residency programs across the nation! We are looking forward to repeating the successful events that were put on last year and we are also excited to plan some new events and work on new initiatives in the coming year. Stay tuned for upcoming RFS events.

If you would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to reach out to Alanna Supersad, the Chair of the CAIR RFS at  

Meet the Representatives 2022/2023

Full details here.

Aida Ahrari PGY2 – University of Toronto

Jamal Ait ichou PGY-3 – McGill University

Jaspreet Bajwa PGY5 – University of Toronto

Helena Bentley PGY3 – University of British Columbia

Ginger Chen PGY4 – McMaster University 

François Coulombe PGY5 – Laval University

Bo Yi Dou PGY2 – University of Sherbrooke

Olivier Houle PGY1 – Université Laval

Kevin Shixiao He, Fellow – University of Toronto

Francine Heelan PGY3 – Dalhousie University

Andrew Kiraly PGY3 – University of Calgary

Vladimir Ljubojevic PGY3 – University of Saskatchewan

Jorden Lo PGY1 – University of Western Ontario

Killian Newman PGY5 – University of Calgary

Bilal Qarni PGY3 – University of Ottawa

Sebastien Robert PGY4 – Western University

Chaitanya Shah PGY3 – University of Calgary

Hilary Strong PGY2 – Memorial University of Newfoundland

Alanna Supersad PGY4 – Chair RFS Section  – University of Alberta 

Philip Surmanowicz PGY2 – University of Saskatchewan

Cyrus Thomas PGY4 – Queen’s University

Member spotlight

Aida Ahrari 

How to Put Together an IR Case Submission

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