Dr. Derek Ho, M.D.

Derek Ho
Employment
2011 - Present 1.  MRI Radiologist, Woodstock General Hospital, Department of Dianostic Radiology, Woodstock, Ontario
2.  Medical Program Leader and Site Leader of LHSC Victoria Campus
3.  Executive Member of Victoria Hospital Imaging Associated
4.  Staff Neuroradiologist, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, London, Ontario

Additional Experiences
1. Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
2. Stratford General Hospital - Stratford, ONT
3. St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - St. Thomas, ONT
4. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - Thunder Bay, ONT
Education and Qualifications
2007 - 2008 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology
2002 - 2007 University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging College of Physicians and Surgeons on Ontario, Educational Licence (2002-present) Chief Resident, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
1998 - 2002 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, MD Doctor of Medicine Program, Honours LMCC Parts I and II United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Steps 1, 2 and 3
1994 - 1998 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Bachelor of Applied Science B.A.Sc., Honours, Engineering Science (Biomedical) Graduated with High Distinction
1990 - 1994 Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario - Graduated as Ontario Scholar


Academic Endeavours
Publications
1. Alsaleh, K., Ho, D., Rosas-Arellano, M.P., Stewart, T.C., Bailey, S.I., Gurr, K.R., Bailey, C.S. Radiographic assessment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: Is MRI superior to CT?. Submitted and accepted to Spine in 2010.
2. Brandt, M.G., Husein, M., Matic, D.B., Leung, A.E., Wehrli, B.M., Welch, I., Ho, D., Kassam Z., Silver, I., Doyle, P.C. Atrophy among mucosa-only versus muscular mucosa superiorly based pharyngeal flays: a pilot animal study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 June; 125(6):1679-84
3. Smith, W.L., Lewis, C., Bauman, G., Rodrigues, G. D'Souza, D., Ash, R, Ho, D., Venkatesan V., Downey, D., Fenster, A. Prostate volume contouring: a 3D analysis of segmentation using 3DTRUST, CT and MR. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phs. 2007 Mar 15;67(4):1238-47.
4. Ho, D.C., Moore, L.D., Downey, D.B. Emphysematous gastritis. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2002 Dec;53(5):309-11.
Case Reports
1. Ho, D., Aviv, R., Lee L., Symons, S. Diffusion restriction in a case of optic neuritis. Submitted in 2011 to the American Journal of Radiology, awaiting approval. Coauthor
2. Osborn, H., Fung, K., Franklin, J., Yoo, J., Wehrli, Ho, D., Hammond, A. Logan, D. Ewing's Sarcoma of the Masseter Muscle. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2010.
Research
2010 Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG) in Collaboration with the Ontario Ministryr of Health and Long Term Care Positronic Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging in Post Radiation Evaluation of Head and Neck Tumours (PET PREVENT Trial)
2007 Department of Neuroradiology, Pricncess Margaret Hospital, U of T Title: Correlation of PET/CT and Thyroglobulin Levels in Patients with Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer Supervisor: Dr. Anne Keller
2002 - 2003 Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University Hospital, UWO Title: 3D US vs. CT in the detection of radioactive seed placement in the prostate & 3D US vs. MRI in the detection of prostate boundaries Supervisors: Dr. Arron Fenster, Director of Imaging Reserach Laboratories, UWO & Dr. Donal Downey, Diagnostic Radiology, UWO
2002 Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, St. Joseph's Hospital, UWO Title: Associated findings of incidental bone marrow edema of the wrist on MRI Supervisor: Dr. Gregory Garvin
2001 Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, U of T Title: Evaluation the accuracy of MRI and MIBG in the detection of bone marrow metastasis of neuroblastoma Supervisor: Dr. Paul Babyn, Radiologist-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children
Teaching
2011 Royal College style mock oral for PGY-5 residents
2011 Knee MRI Lecture for MR Technologist Students at Fanshawe College
2009 Continuing education for our MRI techs with inservice rounds
2008 Resident teaching including weekly Neuroradiology rounds, yearly mock orals, yearly call prep.
2008 Multidisiplinary Rounds including weekly ENT imaging rounds, weekly acquired brain injury imaging rounds, monthly Neurosciences rounds, biannual pediatric neuroadiology rounds.
2008 Yearly Lecture on Imaging of the Pituitary Gland to 2nd year medical students during the endocrine block
2008 Lecture 4 times a year on MSK Imaging to 3rd year medical students during their Surgery Clerkship
Honours and Awards
2011 University of Medical Ontario Medical Student Teachining Honour Role, Awarded to physicians who demonstrate an excellence towards the teaching and development of medical students.
2002 Radiologists of Western Ontario Award in Diagnostic Radiology, Awarded annually to the students in the final year showing the best standing and achievement in Diagnostic Radiology throughout the medical curriculum.
1998-1999 & 1999-2000 Dean's Honour List, Awarded to medical students with honours in all subjects and an overall grade in the top 10% of the class

Administrative Duties
1. Medical Site Leader for LHSC Victoria Hospital
2. RI Coordinator for Woodstock General Hospital
3. London City Wide MRI and CT Coordinator
4. Victoria Hospital Imaging Associates Executive
Professional Affiliations
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Ontario Medical Association
Canadian Medical Association
Ontario Association of Radiologists
Radiological Society of North America