Dr. Marco Essig MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology
Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging, WRHA
Phone: Executive Assstant - 204-787-1335
GA-216, General Centre - HSC

Marco Essig, MD, PhD, FRCPC is currently the Professor and Chair of the Radiology Department at the University of Manitoba, and Medical Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Program with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Dr. Essig received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg and his doctorate in neurological sciences at the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg. Dr. Essig did his internship and residency training in radiology at the German Cancer Research Center. He pursued two fellowships, one in Neuroradiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Radiology, in Iowa City (11/97–05/98) and a second in Interventional Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery, in Boston (11/97–05/98).

Upon completion of his fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Essig undertook three additional residencies: The first in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Heidelberg (06/98-05/99); the second in the Department of Radiology, German Cancer Research Center; and the third in Abteilung Radiodiagnostik also at the University of Heidelberg. After he completed these residencies, Dr. Essig earned a Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology (07/01), at which point he became Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Radiology.  In 2006 he was appointed as a Professor of Radiology at Heidelberg Medical School and worked as an Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Radiology. From 2011 to August 2013 he worked as a full professor at the department of Neuroradiology of the University of Erlangen, Germany.

Dr. Essig is Author on more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and Author of more than 20 book chapters.

Dr. Essig is a valued member of numerous societies, including the Deutsche Rontgengesellschaft, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Neuroradiology, the European Society of Neuroradiology, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuroradiologie, and the European Society of Radiology. For the European society, he served on the Scientific Advisory Board and is a founding member of the ESR subcommittee on imaging biomarkers. Since 2011 he is a member of the Neuroimaging subcommittee of the RSNA.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Insights into Imaging, Polish Journal of Radiology and Der Radiologe. Dr. Essig is a debuty editor for Neuroimaging at the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) and served as a reviewer of several non-radiological, radiological journals including Nature, Science and Academic Institutions; and also including the German Research Foundation, the French Research Foundation, the Institute Cancer de France, the University of Bordeaux, France, the University of Leiden, Netherlands, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Southern California.