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Parminder S. Basran, PhD, FCCPM

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Department of Clinical Sciences


Associate Research Professor, Section of Medical Oncology

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

Office: 607.253.4223
Email: psb92@cornell.edu

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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

Biography

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.

Publications

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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

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