Kathleen O'BrienMD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, IWK Diagnostic Imaging Associate Chief, Pediatric Radiology Program Director


Email: kathleen.obrien@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-8212
Fax: 902-470-7463
Mailing Address: 
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Avenue, PO BOX 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatric and Neonatal Imaging
  • Women's Pelvic Imaging
  • IWK Health Centre


  • Faculty Development Coordinator, Dalhousie Department of Radiology
  • Vice-Chair Specialty Committee Pediatric Radiology RCPSC
  • Examination Committee Pediatric Radiology RCPSC
  • Examination Committee Diagnostic Radiology RCPSC


  • Pediatric Radiology and Women’s Imaging Fellowship IWK Health Centre
  • Pediatric Ultrasound Fellowship Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pediatric and Adult Imaging, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand
  • Certification in Diagnostic Radiology American Board of Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Dalhousie University (Chief Resident 1991-2)
  • MD, Dalhousie University 1987, cum laude
  • BSc. Major: Chemistry, minor: biology, Saint Francis Xavier University


Dr. Kathleen O’Brien is the Associate Chief IWK Diagnostic Imaging, a Pediatric Radiologist and Women’s Imaging Specialist at the IWK Health Centre. Her clinical work includes pediatric imaging and obstetric and gynecologic imaging. Her research interests include Pediatric MRE for Crohn Disease, pediatric osteoporosis, MR of adenexal masses. She has a passion for teaching in both pediatrics and women’s imaging.