Pediatric Radiology Team

Dr. Heather Bray:
Dr Heather Bray is a General Pediatric Radiologist and Department Head at BC Children’s Hospital. Following radiology residency training at UBC, Dr Bray completed Pediatric Radiology fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. She returned to Vancouver and BC Children’s Hospital in 1997. Residency and fellowship education in Pediatric Imaging have been a focus throughout Dr Bray’s career; she is honored to have been recognized with many teaching awards and invitations to speak on topics in Pediatric Imaging at national and international meetings.

Dr. Brendon Graeber:
Dr. Graeber is a general pediatric radiologist with an interest in hepatic and musculoskeletal imaging. He trained in general pediatrics and radiology at Yale in New Haven, CT, USA, and has been at BC Children’s since 2018. In his free time, he is an avid computer builder, fisherman and downhill skier. His favorite part of working at BCCH is being a part of an outstanding team of dedicated professionals who take care of the sickest, most medically complex children in the province.

Dr. Lydia Bajno:
I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I underwent most of my medical training. I completed a general pediatric radiology fellowship at SickKids in Toronto prior to coming to BC Children’s Hospital in 2015. My interests include ultrasound and genitourinary imaging. I also serve on the Radiology Residency Education Committee and coordinate radiology resident training at BC Children’s.

Dr. Gordon Culham:
Gordon Culham studied Science, Medicine, Radiology and Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Manitoba and Pediatric Radiology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston. He was a staff Pediatric Radiologist and Cardiovascular Radiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto before relocating to BCCH in 1980. He’s taken on a few roles including Co-Director of the Catheterization Laboratory, Director of the Department of Radiology BCCH, and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at UBC. His special Interests are in Pediatric Cardiovascular Radiology, Cardiovascular Intervention and Chest Radiology.

Dr. Ken Cheung:
I completed specialist training in Hong Kong, paediatric cardiac imaging fellowship training at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, and paediatric radiology fellowship training at BC Children’s Hospital.
My research interests are in cardiac imaging, advanced visualization techniques, medical education, and 3D printing.

Dr. Sam Gerrie:
Dr Gerrie is a pediatric neuroradiologist. She completed medical school, radiology resident training and her pediatric radiology fellowship in New Zealand. She then completed one year general pediatric radiology fellowship followed by a 6 month fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology, both at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She now works in both pediatric body imaging and neuroradiology and her special interests include neonatal imaging, ultrasound, neurometabolic imaging, neurooncology and fetal MRI.

Dr. Sharon Gershony:
Dr. Gershony completed her medical school, As well as her Radiology and Nuclear Medicine residency training programs at the University of British Columbia before commencing her job as a pediatric nuclear radiologist at BC Children’s Hospital in 2019. Sharon has a special interest in wellness as well as equality, diversity and inclusion both for physicians and physician trainees. Outside of work, she is a a busy mom with three young children and two dogs.

Dr. Claire Gowdy:
Following residencies in paediatrics, radiology and nuclear medicine, Claire has found her niche in paediatric nuclear medicine at BCCH where she is developing her interest in functional imaging of childhood cancers. Claire enjoys collaborative research activities working closely with the Qurit Lab at BCCRI and is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group with focus on lymphoma and radiomics. Being mum to 2 active teenagers and a bouncy puppy keeps Claire happy and busy outside work.

Dr. Sheri Harder:

I completed my medical school training and residency at the University of Saskatchewan. My neuroradiology fellowship was undertaken at Loma Linda University Medical Center. I am a recent addition to the neuroradiology team at BCCH. Although a native of Saskatchewan, I have spent much of my career practicing in California at LLUMC. I look forward to contributing to the clinical and educational mandates of the department.

Dr. Manraj Heran:

Dr. Heran graduated from the University of British Columbia medical school in 1996. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency training at the University of British Columbia program in 2001, and obtained his FRCPC in Diagnostic Radiology the same year. Having completed fellowships in Pediatric Radiology (BC Children’s Hospital, 2001), Vascular and Interventional Radiology (Vancouver General Hospital, 2002), as well as in Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Duke University Medical Center, 2003), he returned to a joint staff position between Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital in 2003. Now in his nineteenth year on staff, Dr. Heran is a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, and a pediatric interventional radiologist at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. Dr. Heran is internationally recognized in both fields, and has served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR) twice. With cross appointments in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics, he is heavily involved in all aspects of medical education and clinical research. Areas of specific interest include the diagnosis and management of vascular malformations, traumatic brain injury, interventional neuroradiology (including acute stroke and other ischemic cerebrovascular disease), and spine and orbital radiology and intervention.

Dr. Stephen Ho:

Dr. Stephen Ho joined the IR team at BCCH in January 2022 on a part time basis, bringing over 25 years of experience in adult IR. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of British Columbia since 1997 and currently holds the rank of Clinical Professor. Regionally, he is the Medical Practice Lead for Interventional Radiology for the Lower Mainland Consolidated Region. Dr. Ho also serves the medical community nationally through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He chairs the Interventional Radiology National Sub-Specialty Committee, which sets the standards of practice and training in Interventional Radiology across Canada and enjoys serving as a member of the examination boards in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Areas of specific interest include vascular access, hepatobiliary intervention, interventional oncology, palliative and pain management interventions.

Dr. Karen Lyons:
Having graduated from University College Cork, Medical School, Ireland in 2005, I initially trained in internal medicine, before completing radiology residency at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (FFR RCSI). This was followed by a two-year pediatric radiology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston (2013-2015), where I focused on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging, with an elective in Fetal Imaging.
After fellowship I worked as a Pediatric Radiologist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock for 5 years before joining the Department of Pediatric Radiology at BC Children’s Hospital in June 2020 where I currently work as pediatric radiologist with focus on pediatric cardiovascular, fetal, and body imaging.
My research interests include application of advanced MRI and CT techniques, using CT to establish normative values for the size of the pulmonary arteries and the large airways in children, and the prognostic value of image defined risk factors in neuroblastoma.

Dr. John Mawson:
John Mawson joined the Department in 1997 as a general paediatric radiologist with an interest in congenital heart disease. Current areas of focus include dating of fractures in the setting of child maltreatment, PICC imaging in premature infants, and in the setting of congenital heart disease, pulmonary artery development and the diagrammatic representation of pulmonary artery malformations as a communication tool.

Dr. Tom Mendes da Costa:
Dr Tom Mendes da Costa joined the BC Children’s Hospital Dept of Radiology as a general Pediatric Radiologist on November 1, 2023
Tom did medical school and orthopedics and radiology residency training in the UK followed by Pediatric Radiology fellowship training at BC Children’s Hospital from 2019 to 2021. Since 2021, Tom has been working as a Pediatric Radiologist in Bristol UK and at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

Dr. Anvita Pauranik:
Anvita Pauranik is a Pediatric Neuroradiologist at the BC Children’s Hospital, Clinical lead for the division of Neuroradiology, Assistant Professor of Radiology at UBC. She completed her Neuroradiology training from the University of Toronto in 2015 and was staff Neuroradiologist at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary till August 2021 before moving to Vancouver. She has a passion for teaching and is actively involved in improving resident and fellow training methodology. Her
specific areas of interest include Epilepsy Imaging and Integration of advances in Genetics with Neuroimaging. Anvita is also co-editor for the Case of the Week section for American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Dr. Shabana Rasheed:
Dr Rasheed completed medical school in Ireland, radiology residency training in Singapore and Pediatric Radiology fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. She is a general Pediatric Radiologist with interest in ultrasound. She is the medical lead for Ultrasound at BC Children’s Hospital – and an avid traveller.

Dr. Daniel Rosenbaum:
I’m a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology and Associate Department Head for Quality and Safety, with particular interest in pediatric musculoskeletal imaging. I grew up in Boston and completed training in New York City and Philadelphia before coming to BC Children’s in 2017. I spend most of my free time outdoors with my kids or playing guitar.

Dr. Maka Tshuma:
Dr Maka Tshuma is a pediatric neuroradiologist. She has a keen interest in education is on the neuroradiology competence committee. She completed medical school and her residency in England before relocating to Canada. She has fellowship training in both general pediatric radiology from BC Children’s and pediatric neuroradiology from the Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto.