Dr Gary Brahm


Gary Brahm, MD


Currently: PGY3 Resident of Radiology
Medical School: University of Toronto (2007)
Pre-med: B.Sc. in Medical Science, Honours Biophysics with Distinction, University of Western Ontario (2003)

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Current Research Interests: Neuroradiology & MRI

Percutaneous Nephrostomy in children under 1 year of age: indications, risks, complications and outcomes. (Lead Researcher) Dr. Peter Chait, Image-guided Therapy, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, 2005.
Examination of Social Risk Factors for Depression after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. (Lead Researcher) Presentation & DOCH paper, Dr. Nora Cullen, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Ontario, 2004-2005.
Quantitative Coherent Scatter Computed Tomography. (Honour’s Medical Biophysics Thesis) Dr. Ian A. Cunningham, Robarts Research Institute. London, Ontario, 2002-2003.
Microimaging MRI at 1.5 Tesla. (Summer Studentenship) Dr. Paula Foster, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, 2002.

Why did you choose radiology?

Diagnosing a clinical dilemma from a few pictures
Anatomically focused
Technologically driven field, with constant advancement
Intellectually stimulating, bridging many facets of medicine
I never graduated past picture books

The best and worst things about radiology:

Best thing: I wouldn’t know, ask me in a year
Worst thing: Rotating internship year (however this does give you the opportunity to meet other residents)

Advice to Radiology wannabes:

Be keen, thirsty to learn
Be friendly
Do electives to show off how friendly and nice to work with you really are
Some research is a nice bonus (shows interest)

Best personal advice:

Favourite TV shows:

The Simpsons
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Arrested Development

Favourite movie:

The Goonies

Favourite quote:

Most Memorable Moment in Radiology:


Rock Climbing

What do you want to do after graduation?

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