Errol Colak




Dr. Errol Colak is a radiologist and Project Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto and supervisor of the Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital. His research interests include genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging, quality improvement initiatives, and health technology.

Please note: Dr. Colak is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Gaube, S, Suresh, H, Raue, M, Merritt, A, Berkowitz, SJ, Lermer, E et al.. Do as AI say: susceptibility in deployment of clinical decision-aids. NPJ Digit Med. 2021;4 (1):31. doi: 10.1038/s41746-021-00385-9. PubMed PMID:33608629 PubMed Central PMC7896064.
  2. Lee, EH, Zheng, J, Colak, E, Mohammadzadeh, M, Houshmand, G, Bevins, N et al.. Deep COVID DeteCT: an international experience on COVID-19 lung detection and prognosis using chest CT. NPJ Digit Med. 2021;4 (1):11. doi: 10.1038/s41746-020-00369-1. PubMed PMID:33514852 PubMed Central PMC7846563.
  3. Colak, E, Moreland, R, Ghassemi, M. Five principles for the intelligent use of AI in medical imaging. Intensive Care Med. 2021;47 (2):154-156. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06316-8. PubMed PMID:33449134 .
  4. Tsai, EB, Simpson, S, Lungren, MP, Hershman, M, Roshkovan, L, Colak, E et al.. The RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD). Radiology. 2021;299 (1):E204-E213. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021203957. PubMed PMID:33399506 PubMed Central PMC7993245.
  5. Ditkofsky, N, Colak, E, Kirpalani, A, Mathur, S, Deva, D, Pearce, D et al.. MR imaging in the presence of ballistic debris of unknown composition: a review of the literature and practical approach. Emerg Radiol. 2020;27 (5):527-532. doi: 10.1007/s10140-020-01781-6. PubMed PMID:32418149 .
  6. Fralick, M, Colak, E, Mamdani, M. Machine Learning in Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2019;380 (26):2588-2589. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1906060. PubMed PMID:31242380 .
  7. Arabi, YM, Al-Hameed, F, Burns, KEA, Mehta, S, Alsolamy, SJ, Alshahrani, MS et al.. Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Venous Thromboprophylaxis. N Engl J Med. 2019;380 (14):1305-1315. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1816150. PubMed PMID:30779530 .
  8. Salehinejad, H, Colak, E, Dowdell, T, Barfett, J, Valaee, S. Synthesizing Chest X-Ray Pathology for Training Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2019;38 (5):1197-1206. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2018.2881415. PubMed PMID:30442603 .
  9. Diamond, IR, Probyn, L, Colak, E, Finlay, K, Bartlett, ES. Assessing Competence in Emergency Radiology Using an Online Simulator. Acad Radiol. 2019;26 (5):676-685. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2018.07.007. PubMed PMID:30100154 .
  10. Mastrocostas, K, Chingkoe, CM, Pace, KT, Barfett, JJ, Kirpalani, A, Mnatzakanian, GN et al.. Computed tomography identified factors that preclude living kidney donation. Can Urol Assoc J. 2018;12 (8):276-279. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4909. PubMed PMID:29629868 PubMed Central PMC6114164.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Radiologist, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto