Alex VitkinMASc, PhD
Professor

Contact Info

T. (416) 946-4501 Ext. 2990
F. (416) 946-6566

Location

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto
ON, M5G 2M9

Clinical Interests

Optical and radiation biophysics, Medical imaging and treatment monitoring

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Degree/Qualifications

BASc, Engineering Physics, Queen’s University
MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
PhD, Medical Physics, McMaster University
Fellow, Optical Society of America

Professional Memberships

MCCPM, Member of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine

Appointments

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Clinical Physicist (CCPM Certification), Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis:

  • Biomedical optics: uses of light in biology and medicine
  • Development of a high-resolution sub-surface optical imaging system similar to ultrasound, but with higher, micron-scale spatial resolution
  • Development of treatment planning/online monitoring/feedback control and optimization tools during thermal therapy for (prostate) cancer
  • Modeling and measurement of polarized light propagation in tissue

Publications and Awards

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