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Farzad Khalvati

Faculty Affiliate

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Farzad Khalvati received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and currently, he is a Scientist and Endowed Chair in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto (UofT). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Institute of Medical Science at UofT, with cross-appointments to the Departments of Computer Science, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute. Farzad is the director of Intelligent Medical Image Computing Systems (IMICS.ca) Lab at SickKids where he leads a team of researchers in design, discovery, and validation of AI-based tools for diagnosis and prognosis of different diseases (e.g., pediatric brain cancer) with the goal of delivering precision medicine and compassionate healthcare to patients.

Farzad has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings with additional 52 peer-reviewed scientific abstracts presented at different international conferences. He has received several peer-reviewed research funding from different grant agencies including NSERC, CIHR, NFRF, Canadian Cancer Society, and Brain Canada Foundation. As the primary supervisor, Farzad has supervised over 65 trainees at different levels and his students have received $246K in scholarships and awards.

Research Interests

  • Interpretability
  • Healthcare and/or Medical Imaging
  • Anomaly Detection


  • Endowed Chair in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence