Steve BurrellMD, FRCPC

Professor, Nuclear Medicine Section Head


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Phone: 902-473-6161
Fax: 902-473-2018
Mailing Address: 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Victoria General Hospital, 1276 South Park Street, Victoria Building, 3rd Floor, North Wing, PO BOX 9000, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Research Topics:
  • Oncology nuclear medicine, including PET and radioisotope therapies
  • Bone Mineral Density and Osteoporosis
  • Cardiac nuclear medicine
  • Dementia imaging


  • Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine, Harvard University
  • Residency, combined Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • MASc, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • BSc, Mathematics, Acadia University


Dr. Burrell is the Clinical Lead for Nuclear Medicine at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and at the IWK Health Centre. He is past Research Director for Dalhousie Radiology, and past Residency Program Director for Dalhousie Nuclear Medicine. He was Young Investigator of the Year for the Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine (2004) and for the Canadian Association of Radiologists (2008).

Dr. Burrell originally studied engineering, obtaining a master’s degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Following Medical School he completed a combined Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine residency at Dalhousie, and is RCPSC certified in both specialties. This was followed by a fellowship in the Harvard Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine, with emphasis on oncology and cardiac imaging.