• Iain Kirkpatrick headshot
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Section: Diagnostic Radiology
    University of Manitoba
    Room O2055 – St-Boniface General Hospital
    409 Tache Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-237-2526

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Kirkpatrick has authored several papers on CT of the bowel, including the most comprehensive clinical studies available on CT for C. difficile colitis and gastrointestinal complications of neutropenia. He was the first to describe and popularize the use of multiphasic CT scanning for the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia, using both a CT angiogram with venous-phase imaging to improve early detection of the disease.  This remains a strong research interest. Dr. Kirkpatrick also authors clinical research on cardiac and renal CT/MR.

More recent research has been focused on the development of national clinical practice guidelines in affiliation with the Canadian Association of Radiology.

Research themes

Practice guidelines

White papers

Clinical research

Research interests

Practice guidelines – incidental findings, MRI and CT

Mesenteric ischemia

CT/MRI of the bowel

Renal CT/MRI

Cardiac CT/MRI

Radiology informatics (clinical)


Dr. Kirkpatrick completed his medical degree and residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Manitoba. He completed a fellowship in abdominal radiology at Stanford University, where he also received training in cardiovascular CT/MR. After returning to UM, he remained on staff at Stanford as an adjunct clinical instructor until 2012. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s clinical practice consists of both abdominal and cardiovascular radiology. In Manitoba, Dr. Kirkpatrick developed the provincial cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, prostate MRI and CT colonography clinical programs. He has served as university section head of abdominal radiology since 2015 and is the director of computed tomography, radiography and interventional radiology at St-Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management Certificate of Achievement (2014)

Fellowship Training in Abdominal Radiology – Stanford University (2004)

Residency Training in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Manitoba (2003)

Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Manitoba (1998)

Bachelor of Science (Medicine), University of Manitoba (1998)

Bachelor of Science (General), University of Manitoba (1994)



  • Fellowship of the American College of Radiology


  • Diagnostic Radiology Faculty Teacher of the Year, University of Manitoba
  • Diagnostic Radiology Best Teaching on Rotation Award, University of Manitoba
  • Fellowship of the Canadian Association of Radiology
  • Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal Outstanding Reviewer Award


  • Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal Outstanding Reviewer Award


  • General Surgery Off-Service Educator of the Year


  • Fellowship of the Society of Abdominal Radiology


  • Stanford University Adjunct Faculty of the Year


  • Stanford University Adjunct Faculty of the Year


  • University of Manitoba Educator of the Year, Faculty of Medicine

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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada