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  • Medical Physicist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University

Robert Weersink, Ph.D

Robert Weersink is a chemical physicist by training with a background in biomedical optics and image guided therapies. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto and a clinical physicist at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, working primarily in brachytherapy.

Robert is also a scientist within the Guided Therapeutics program at the University Health Network, a program focused on bringing advances in imaging technology into the operating room to improve minimally invasive therapies.

His research interests include integrating radiation and surgical therapies through the development of tracking and image registration technologies, photodynamic and photothermal therapies for localized ablation of cancer, nanotechnology for early disease detection, and optical feedback mechanisms for phototherapies.

Dr. Weersink has extensive experience working with both industry and clinicians to bring new technologies into the clinic and out to the market, starting with his experience as Operations Director of the Laboratory for Applied Biophotonics at UHN, and more recently leading several industrial partnerships within the GTx program.