Arjun Sahgal


Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 3M5
Clinical Interests
Central nervous system tumours and stereotactic radiosurgery, Treatment of spinal/paraspinous tumours, Spinal cord myelopathy, the consequence of small volumes receiving high doses to predict for organ dysfunction
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  • BSc (Hons.), Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
  • MD, University of Ottawa
  • FRCPC, Radiation Oncology

Research Synopsis

  • Evaluation of new radiation technologies for spine stereotactic body radiotherapy in multi-institutional planning studies
  • Determining spinal cord tolerance to high dose per fraction radiation radiotherapy
  • Evaluation of the Hexapod and Elekta Synergy system for spine stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Clinical research protocol development for spine stereotactic body radiotherapy and the treatment of brain metastases with radiosurgery


Recent Publications


Sahgal A, Bilsky M, Chang EL, Ma L, Yamada Y, Rhines L, Letourneau D, Foote M, Yu E, Larson DA, Fehling M. Stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases: current status with a focus on the application to the post-operative patient. J Neurosurg Spine. Dec, 24, 2010. epub

Sahgal A, Ma L, Weinberg V, Gibbs IC, Chao S, Chang U, Werner-wasik M, Angelov A, Chang EL, Sohn MJ, Soltys S., Letourneau D, Ryu S, Gerszten PC, Fowler J, Wong CS, Larson DA. Re-treatment Spinal Cord Tolerance for Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys. Oct 18, 2010. epub

Foote M, Letourneau D, Hyde D, Massicotte E, Rampersaud R, Fehlings M, Fisher C, Lewis S, La Macchia N, Yu E, Laperriere N, Sahgal A. Stereotactic body radiotherapy for spine metastases: technical details for practice. J of Clinical Neuroscience. 18(2):276-279, 2011.

Ma L, Sahgal A, Cozzi L, Chang E, Shiu A, Letourneau D, Yin F, Fogliata A, Kaissl W, Hyde D, Laperriere NJ, Shrieve DC, Larson DA. Apparatus-dependent differences in spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) dosimetry. Tech Cancer Res Treat. 9(6): 563-574, 2010.

Sahgal A, Barani IJ, Novotny J, Zhang B, Petti P, Larson DA, Ma L. Prescription dose guidelines based on physical criterion for multiple metastatic brain tumors treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys. 78(2):605-608, 2010.

Sahgal A, Ma L, Gibbs I, Gerszten PC, Ryu S, Soltys S, Weinberg V, Wong S, Chang E, Fowler J, Larson DA. Spinal cord tolerance for stereotactic body radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 77(2): 548-553, 2010.



Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Surgery, University of Toronto
Staff Radiation Oncologist, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre