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Samuel Stafrace MD, MRCP (UK), FRCR, FRCP Edin.
Attending Physician – Paediatric Radiology
Sidra Medical and Research Centre


A native of Malta Dr. Stafrace graduated in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.) at the University of Malta Medical School in 1999. After completing MRCP (UK) – (Internal Medicine) in 2002 he relocated to the U.K. where he underwent residency training in Radiology through the North of Scotland Radiology training scheme (2003-2007). Following this he pursued specialist training in Pediatric Radiology at the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, both in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2007-2008). His first appointment as a Consultant Radiologist was in Scotland (U.K.) at the Aberdeen’s Royal Children's Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (2008-2014). 

His professional career has been focused on being a Pediatric radiologist, educator and administrator. Dr. Stafrace held numerous leadership positions at national and international colleges and societies; was a board member of the European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) (2008-2013) and is currently Vice Chair of its Educational Committee (2015-).  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2013. To date, he has over 50 scientific publications, book chapters and presentations in national and international journals and conferences.

He is currently an Attending Physician in Pediatric Radiology at Sidra Medical and Research Center where he is also the Lead in Pediatric Ultrasound and the Medical Director of Radiological Education. Dr. Stafrace holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine where he regularly teaches.