Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Schmidt on being appointed as Radiologist-in-Chief at Sinai Health and the Department Head, Medical Imaging and Program Medical Director for the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) at Sinai Health, University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital.
In her two years as Interim Radiologist-in-Chief for JDMI, Dr. Schmidt focused on patient care, integrating medical imaging into patient care models, creating new partnerships and collaborations and new research and education endeavours.
Dr. Schmidt trained in Germany, where she graduated from Medical School in 1988 and finished her residency as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 1993. Following a Research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1994, Dr. Schmidt was on faculty of the Department of Radiology at UCSF until she moved to Toronto in 2002. Since then, Dr. Schmidt has had an appointment as a Staff Radiologist in the Cardiothoracic Division in the JDMI.
After her recruitment to Toronto in 2002, her research focused on lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography, both as a site in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program, as well as a site in the Pan-Canadian Early Lung Cancer Detection Study. Since 2017, Dr. Schmidt is the Radiology Quality Lead of the High Risk Lung Cancer Screening Pilot at Cancer Care Ontario. Dr. Schmidt is also a Professor of Radiology at the University of Toronto.