Welcoming New Faculty Members

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE 2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT.

 

There were 13 new faculty members who joined UTDRO in 2016-2017. Representing various disciplines, they bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the Department. 
 

AISLING BARRY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Aisling Barry is a Radiation Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her clinical subspecialties are breast, gastrointestinal and palliative radiotherapy. Aisling’s research interests are palliative radiotherapy, oligo-progression and oligo-metastases, and partial breast irradiation.

NATHAN BECKER, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Nathan Becker is a Medical Physicist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where he leads the CT imaging and therapy imaging portfolios. His research interests include image-guided RT, adaptive RT, quality control, and automation.

 

JETTE BORG, LECTURER

Dr. Jette Borg is a Medical Physicist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her research and clinical expertise converge on brachytherapy for gynaecological and prostate cancers. 

BRIGE PAUL CHUGH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Brige Paul Chugh is a Medical Physicist at the Odette Cancer Centre. His clinical and research interests are in cancers of the central nervous system, stereotactic radiosurgery and MR-guided radiation therapy.

DARBY ERLER, INSTRUCTOR

Darby Erler is a Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist at the Odette Cancer Centre. She specializes in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Darby’s research interests include assessing clinical outcomes associated with the use of SBRT in oligometastatic disease and primary cancers, evaluating innovations in treatment delivery and improving the patient experience with the use of patient reported outcomes.

JOELLE HELOU, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Joelle Helou is a Radiation Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her clinical work focuses on genitourinary cancer with expertise in brachytherapy, and breast cancer. Joelle’s research interests are in clinical epidemiology, particularly patient-centered outcomes and health economics.

ALI HOSNI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Ali Hosni Abdalaty is a Radiation Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His clinical focus is on head and neck and GI malignancies, with research interest in investigating outcome predictors, therapeutic biomarkers and individualized radiation dose selection.

GRACE LEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Grace Lee is a Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her clinical work is in the breast site and  her research interests include cavity delineation and heart sparing techniques in breast radiotherapy. 

BENJAMIN LOK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Benjamin Lok is a Radiation Oncologist – Clinician Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is also appointed as an Affiliate Scientist at the Princess Margaret Research Institute. Benjamin’s laboratory research will focus on understanding the mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in lung cancer with an emphasis on the contribution of altered DNA repair pathways.

LULUEL KHAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Luluek Khan is a Radiation Oncologist at the Carlo Fidani Cancer Centre, Credit Valley Hospital. Her research interests are focused on brain metastasis, primary CNS, oligometastatic disease and palliative care.

AMANDEEP TAGGAR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Amandeep Taggar is a Radiation Oncologist at the Odette Cancer Centre. He focuses on gynecological and upper gastrointestinal cancer cases, with a primary focus on MRI guided radiotherapy and brachytherapy.

CHIA-LIN (ERIC) TSENG, LECTURER

Dr. Chia-Lin (Eric) Tseng is a Radiation Oncologist at the Odette Cancer Centre. He is involved in MR-Linac technology at Sunnybrook and is interested in novel technologies for central nervous system cancers and brachytherapy for genitourinary cancers. 

MATT WRONSKI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Matt Wronski is a Medical Physicist at the Odette Cancer Center. His clinical focus is on external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy for prostate, gynecological and breast malignancies. His research interests include automated quality assurance for high dose rate brachytherapy treatment planning, data mining, adaptive treatment planning, and new applications of the MR-Linac and MR-guided brachytherapy.  

 

Image Credit: Horst Herget Photography, Donna Santos Photography, UHN PhotoGraphics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Simcoe Muskoka Regional Health Centre.

 

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