About The VIRNA Team

Dr. Brad Hnatiuk MD, FRCPC, Diplomate ABR

Dr. Hnatiuk started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Hnatiuk completed both his Medical School and Residency here at the University of Alberta and his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is a current member of SIR and CIRA.

Dr. Dermot McNally
Dr. Dermot McNally MD, Bsc Hons (Med Gen), MB Bch, BAO, FRCRI

Dr. McNally started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2007. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. McNally completed his Medical School at Queen’s University in Belfast and Residency at the West of Scotland Radiology Training Scheme. Dr. McNally’s Fellowship in Interventional Radiology was here at the University of Alberta. He is a current member of SSR.

Dr. McNally enjoys music and plays the piano, he plays soccer and coaches youth soccer as well.

Dr. Richard Owen
Dr. Richard Owen MD, MB B Ch, MRCP, FRCR, LMCC

Dr. Owen started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor University of Alberta; Co-Director Edmonton HHT Center; and Lead Physician of the Northern Alberta Vascular Malformation Clinic.

Dr. Owen completed Medical School at he the University of Wales College, and his Residency for both Internal Medicine and Radiology were completed in the United Kingdom. Dr. Owen completed his Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He is a current member of BSIR, CIRSE, SIR, ISSVA, WAIS, CIRA, and served as Treasurer for the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) from 2006-2012 and Scientific Program coordinator for the CIRA AGM 2007-2009. Before coming to Canada permanently, Dr. Owen also worked as a Staff IR at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, UK.

Dr. Owen enjoys skiing, wildlife photography, and Coaching soccer.

Dr. Chris Plewes MD, FRCPC

Dr. Plewes started with MIC as one of our staff IR's in 2016. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Plewes completed his Medical School at the University of Alberta and his Residency at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Plewes then returned to the University of Alberta to complete his Fellowship in Interventional Radiology. He is currently a member of SIR, ACR, CAR and CIRA. Dr. Plewes has interests in both programming and electronics.

Dr. Jeremy L. Rempel
Dr. Jeremy L. Rempel MD, FRCPC, Diplomate ABR

Dr. Rempel started with MIC as one of our Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiologists in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Rempel completed his Medical School at the University of Manitoba, and his Residency at Memorial University in St. John’s NL. Dr. Rempel then completed his fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Rahim Samji
Dr. Rahim Samji MD, FRCPC

Dr. Samji started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2012. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Samji completed his Medical School at the University of Calgary and Residency here at the University of Alberta. Dr. Samji’s Interventional Radiology Fellowship was at the University of Toronto. He is a current member of SIR, CIRA and ASR.

Dr. Samji is active in Youth Coaching both in Soccer and Hockey.

Dr. Philippe Sarlieve
Dr. Philippe Sarlieve MD, CPSA

Dr. Sarlieve started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2008. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Sarlieve completed his Medical School at the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France and Residency at the Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon, France. While there he was Ancien Chef de Clinique Assistant des Hôpitaux. Dr. Sarlieve completed his Abdominal Imaging Fellowship and his Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. He is currently a member of CIRA, CIRSE.

Dr. Sarlieve is an avid cyclist.

Dr. Navi Shergill
Dr. Navi Shergill MD, FRCPC, Diplomate ABR

Dr. Shergill started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2012. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Shergill completed his Medical School at the Saba School of Medicine and Residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Dr. Shergill’s Interventional Radiology Fellowship was here at the University of Alberta. He is a current member of SIR, CIRA, RSNA, ARRS, ABR and Car.

Dr. Gillian Shiau
Dr. Gillian Shiau MD, FRCPC, Diplomate ABR

Dr. Shiau started with MIC as one of our staff IR's in 2016. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Shiau completed her Medical School at the University of British Columbia and Residency at the University of Calgary. Dr. Shiau then travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed her Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Dalhousie University. Dr. Shiau enjoys cycling, hiking and playing the piano.

Dr. Harneil Sidhu
Dr. Harneil Sidhu MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sidhu started with MIC as one of our staff IR’s in 2006. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Sidhu completed his Medical School at the University of Western Ontario, Residency at the University of Alberta and his Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of Virginia. He is a current member of SIR, CIRA and the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Sidhu enjoys bicycling and is an active participant in Renewable Energy.