Kerri Highmore

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr Kerri Highmore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and is currently the Program Director for the Pediatric Radiology Residency/Fellowship program. Dr Highmore has been a radiologist at CHEO since 2013.

A medical graduate from Memorial University, Dr Highmore completed her residency training at Memorial University in 2011. She then completed an 18 month Pediatric Radiology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)/University of Toronto, spending 6 months doing dedicated pediatric MSK radiology electives at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Diagnostic Radiology and also, the subspecialty of Pediatric Radiology.

Her academic and research work focuses on pediatric radiology with an emphasis on
pediatric musculoskeletal radiology.

Research Projects

  1. Toward Developing a Semiquantitative Whole Body-MRI Scoring for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Critical Appraisal of the State of the Art, Challenges, and Opportunities.


  2. Comparison of the diagnostic performance of the 2017 ACR TI-RADS guideline to the Kwak guideline in children with thyroid nodules


    Both the Kwak-TI-RADS and ACR TI-RADS guidelines provide moderate malignancy risk stratification for thyroid nodules in the pediatric population, with better inter-rater agreement for the ACR TI-RADS guideline. Further work to adjust the recommendations for pediatric patients is necessary.

  3. Synovial osteochondromatosis in a 14-year-old boy with a history of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.