Clinical Lead, Essential Imaging
Dr. Bruce Forster is a Professor and Head at the University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology. He was recently the Regional Department Head and Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and Director of Diagnostic Imaging for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics/Paralympics Games. As an Associate Member of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, he has been involved in the clinical, education, and research aspects of sports imaging for 25 years, and is Associate Editor of the ‘British Journal of Sports Medicine’ and Deputy Editor of the Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists. Dr. Forster has delivered over 400 invited lectures, many internationally, and has served as a Visiting Professor in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the Middle East. He is the author of over 140 peer- reviewed scientific publications, and 130 educational exhibits, and has served the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and is currently President of the Canadian Radiologic Foundation.
Dr. Forster was Lead Physician for ‘Choosing Wisely Medical Imaging’ one of the most comprehensive appropriateness initiatives in the Province, and is currently Clinical Lead for Essential Imaging with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. In 2019 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, and was Runner-up for the BCPSQC’s Doug Cochrane Leadership in Quality Award.