David Koff, MD FRCPC FCAR, is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, past Chief and Chair of the Department of Radiology. He is the founder and director of MIIRCAM, the Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre at McMaster, leading research projects on radiation risk, validation of technology and applications of Artificial Intelligence to medical imaging. He is Chair of Canada Safe Imaging, part of the international radiation safety campaigns.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Koff’s research has centered on the electronic communication and workflow integration of medical images, and he co-developed the Canadian standards on lossy compression. He is a co-founder of RealTime Medical, a Canadian teleradiology and software development company.
His current research interests are about Artificial Intelligence for the aggregation of imaging and medical data. He has been a co-founder of IHE Canada (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) and is a member of the IHE section of the Medical Informatics committee at RSNA. He is past co-Chair of the IHE International Radiology Planning Committee.
Dr. Koff has been organizing MIIT, the Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology conference in Canada, for the past 16 years. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Before his appointment at McMaster, Dr. Koff held positions as a staff radiologist and research associate at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto, assistant professor at the University of Toronto, and staff radiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute at the Université de Montréal. Before coming to Canada, Dr. Koff graduated in medicine and radiology from Université Paris V René Descartes in Paris, France. He managed a large radiology practice for 18 years. Dr. Koff is fellowship-trained in chest and body ultrasound and has a special interest in ultrasound.
Areas of Expertise
MIIT 2022 conference merges with SIIM
Canadian Healthcare Technology online
For 15 years, the Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology (MIIT) conference has provided Imaging Informatics education through an annual one or two-day meeting in Ontario. Through talks from thought leaders in Canada, as well as the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere, attendees learned about the state of the art in Medical Imaging Informatics practice and research. Many of the talks were focused on subjects or perspectives that are uniquely Canadian, such as the use of regional Diagnostic Imaging Repositories (DIRs).
New Canadian app working to 'cut through the information clutter' of COVID-19
CTV News online
RTM chairman and co-founder Dr. David Koff told CTVNews.ca that one of the greatest threats the public faces amid the pandemic is misinformation. "I don't think we have seen such a major public health crisis before with so much confusion, and also so much political interference in health messages," Koff said in a phone interview on Thursday.
Real Time Medical Launches AI-Enabled App to Deliver Peer-Reviewed Data and Advice to Manage the COVID-19 Pandemic
"During this global pandemic, the need for credible, verifiable scientific information and advice is shared by medical professionals, policy-makers and the public, but it's the public that is facing the biggest threat from misinformation, bad science and unsound advice," said Dr. David Koff, RTM's Chairman and Co-Founder. "Using the COVID KE app, you're able to simultaneously scan multiple health data sources from around the world in seconds, which then also combines those findings with the latest recommendations from healthcare professionals around the world to make the best decisions for your family – on the go."
University of Toronto
Chest and Body Imaging2000
Université René Descartes (Paris V)
Université de Paris
- Canada Safe Imaging : Co-Founder and Chair, 2015 - Present
- MIIRC@M : Founder and Director, 2008 - Present
- Real Time Medical : Co-Founder, 2006 - Present
The importance and challenges of medical data privacy protection in the era of the fourth industrial revolution