Dr. Adela CoraMD, PhD, FRCR

UGME Program Director


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Phone: 902-473-5452
Fax: 902-473-2018
Mailing Address: 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax Infirmary Site, Diagnostic Imaging, 3rd Floor, PO BOX 9000, Halifax NS B3H 3A7
Research Topics:
  • Neuroradiology


  • PhD, Newcastle University, UK
  • Fellowship, Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Northern Deanery & Newcastle University, UK
  • Residency, Radiology, Northern Deanery, UK
  • Certificate, Neuroimaging for Research, Edinburgh University, UK
  • Foundation Programme, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • MD, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland


Dr. Adela Cora is the Undergraduate Medical Education Program Director for Diagnostic Radiology, and an active, practicing physician in the Neuroradiology section of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Cora completed her medical training in Poland and radiology residency in the UK, followed by a neuroradiology fellowship at Newcastle University and an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Ottawa.   She has an interest in imaging education and helped develop and implement a training course to help Radiologists in the interpretation of CTA examinations for stroke imaging.  The program is currently being evaluated for potential nationwide implementation in the UK.  Locally, Dr. Cora is exploring the potential for educational outreach in Nova Scotia to help with the role out of the stroke care program.  Dr. Cora joined the department as full-time staff radiologist, effective August 1, 2019. 

Dr. Cora gained interest in research while pursuing a certificate in neuroimaging research from Edinburgh University from 2013 - 2014. Her PhD studies are in stroke thrombectomy and she was the first radiology resident in Newcastle, UK to be enrolled in a new academic/clinical program allowing her to pursue postgraduate studies with her clinical training. 

Dr. Cora started her thesis research working on a clinical trial assessing new thrombectomy devices at a time when thrombectomy was still not yet proven. From there she learned that radiology education plays a very important role and she developed a one-day intensive CTA course that lead to significant improvement in reporting skills as well as thrombectomy referrals. Dr. Cora also developed a new anatomy based scoring system that aims to predict the procedural difficulty of a mechanical thrombectomy. She has looked into outcomes and possible predictive factors for mechanical thrombectomy performed in the older population.