Parminder S. Basran, PhD, FCCPM

Department of Clinical Sciences

Associate Research Professor, Section of Medical Oncology

VAIDER Laboratory

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.4223


Research/Clinical Interest

My lab has 3 main areas of focus in Veterinary Medicine: Radiation Dosimetry and Treatment Planning; Medical Image Processing and Analysis​; and Medical Physics Training and Education. I have keen interests in machine learning methods in radiation oncology, radiomics, and stereotactic ablative radiation therapies and hypo-fractionation.

Education and Training

  • 2002     University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Canada, Ph.D. Medical Physics
  • 1997     University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada, M.Sc. Medical Physics
  • 1995     University of Alberta & Cross Cancer Institute, B.Sc. Honors Physics


In my over 20 years of experience ​as a Medical Physicist in Human Oncology, I have had the opportunity to grow as a clinical expert, academic, educator, mentor, and leader. I am excited to bring my medical physics knowledge to the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine through research, education, and clinical support. While the patients are different, my ethos remains the same: to improve the quality of care for cancer patients through the introduction of evidence-based technologies and pragmatic processes in our fast-paced environment.

I have served in a variety of leadership roles, such as Interim Professional Practice Leader in Medical Physics (Victoria, Canada); Associate Director of the BC Cancer Medical Physics Residency Program; lead physicist for major capital procurements such as linear accelerators, CTs, PET-CTs; and Chair of the BC Cancer Varian Management Group, ​which is responsible for the world​'s largest RO database, spanning 6 centers, more than 30 linear accelerators and multiple databases. I also serve in a variety of provincial, national, and international professional societies, including Medical Physics for World Benefit and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. I have a keen interest in cultivating and fostering future leaders into the profession of medical physics, and ​I am passionate about sharing knowledge of what medical physicists do with the public and in improving global access to cancer care.


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Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Fellow (2010): Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine

  • Member (2004): Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine

  • Member: American Association of Physicists in Medicine

  • Member: Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists

  • Corresponding Member: American Society for Radiation Oncology

  • Board Member: Medical Physics for World Benefit