David Palma, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

David Palma


Radiation Oncologist, London Health Sciences Centre
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario

Dr. David Palma is a Radiation Oncologist at the London Health Sciences Centre and a Clinician-Scientist with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic cancers, head and neck cancers, and oligometastatic disease.

He holds a BSc from Queen’s University (Canada), an MD from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD from the VU University Medical Center (Netherlands). He completed his residency training at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Palma's research focuses on translational imaging science, including evaluating new imaging and radiotherapy technologies in the pre-clinical and clinical setting. He currently leads or co-leads several clinical trials. He is the chair of the Canadian Pulmonary Radiotherapy Investigators (CAPRI) Group.

Dr. Palma has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles. For a list of articles, click here.

Dr. Palma is also the founder of the patient information website www.qualitycancertreatment.com, which focuses on empowering patients to obtain the best quality cancer care possible.