Dr. Jordan Kavanaugh

Clinical Department Head

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Saint John Area


Dr. Jordan Kavanaugh is originally from Cape Breton Island. He began his professional career as a teacher prior to entering medicine. He graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 2008. After a year of training in Paediatrics, he entered the field of Diagnostic Imaging where he completed his Radiology residency at Dalhousie University. In 2014 he joined Horizon Health Network as a member of the Radiology group at Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital. He has been Clinical and Academic Department Head since 2018.

Dr. Kavanaugh is a general radiologist with a special interest in head and neck imaging and trauma imaging. He is an active teacher and mentor to medical students and residents, and has presented at national and international radiology and medical education conferences. He is a member of the Medical Education Council for the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Dalhousie University, and has served as Head of Radiology Undergraduate Medical Education for Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick from 2014 to 2018. As a former teacher, he has a keen interest in medical education, and has recently been appointed to the Royal College Examination Board in Diagnostic Radiology.

When not at work, Dr. Kavanaugh enjoys staying active and spending time with family.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Diagnostic Radiology, 2014
  • Doctor of Medicine – Dalhousie University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Education – Saint Thomas University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Cape Breton University, 2001

  • Dmytriw, et al. Radiology in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: Too Little, Too Late?, Medical Science Educator, April 18, 2015.

  • Head and Neck Imaging; MRI based Radiotherapy planning
  • Trauma Imaging
  • Medical Education

  • Dr. A.D. MacKeen Prize, Atlantic Radiology Conference, 2013
  • Professionalism in Teaching Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 2012
  • Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation George Loh Studentship in Pathology, 2006