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Elizabeth David

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room MG 191
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Dr. David is not currently accepting research students.
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 62363
Fax: 416-480-4841

Administrative assistant: Linda Gargaro
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 62363


  • MD, 1997, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Vascular interventional fellowship, 2002, University of Toronto

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Affiliate scientist, Physical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Vascular interventional radiologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, department of medical imaging, University of Toronto

Research Foci:

  • Women’s health, with a focus on minimally invasive treatments as it pertains to fibroids and fertility
  • Efficacy of high-intensity ultrasound in the treatment of uterine pathology

Research Summary:

Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, pain and infertility. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) offers a means of treating fibroids in a noninvasive manner, with no incisions or needles, unlike surgical or embolization options. Dr. David’s research concentrates on techniques that increase ablation zone and decrease time in treatment of fibroids using HIFU. Ongoing areas of study include:

  • focused ultrasound applications in fibroids and bone metastases
  • liver directed therapy in the setting of advanced liver tumors and metastases
  • vertebral augmentation and treatment of bone metastases with ablative therapy.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. David E, Wan A, Maraj T, Hynynen K. Ultrasound ablation of fibroids: Optimizing the non perfused volume in focused ultrasound ablation of fibroids by altering the cell placement within the target: Case series evaluation of a novel technique. Int J Child Hum Dev. 2018;11(3):00–00.
  2. David E, Kaduri S, Yee A, Chow E, Sahgal A, Chan S, Hanna R. Initial single center experience: radiofrequency ablation assisted vertebroplasty and osteoplasty using a bipolar device in the palliation of bone metastases. Annals of Palliative Medicine. 2017;6(2):118–124.
  3. Chan S, Rowbottom L, McDonald R, David E, Chung H, Yee A, Turner A, Chow E. Pelvic Insufficiency fractures in women following radiation treatment: a case series. Annals of Palliative Medicine. 2016 Jul;5(3):233–237.
  4. Borean M, Agarwal A, David E, Probyn L, Ganesh V, Vuong S, McDonald R, Barnes E, Turner A, Barakat T, Caskenette S, Rowbottom L, Chan S, Chow E. Differential response to external beam radiation therapy in the treatment of painful bone metastases. J Pain Manage. 2016;9(1):65–68.
  5. Tingerides C, Annamalai G, Comin JM, Kaduri S, Pugash R, David E. Percutaneous Recanalization of Iliac Artery Occlusions by Radiofrequency Perforation: Initial Experience. JVIR. 2016;27:68–72.
  6. Rowbottom L, David E, McDonald R, Chow E. Radiofrequency ablation assisted cementoplasty of a lytic acetabular lesion. J Pain Management. 2015;8(1):67–70.
  7. Kaduri S, David E. The role of percutaneous vertebral and pelvic augmentation in the palliation of painful bone metastases. J Pain Management. 2015;8(4):271–281.

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