George Rodrigues, MD, PhD, FRCPC


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Radiation Oncologist, Verspeeten Family Cancer Centre

Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario


Dr. George Rodrigues is a Clinician Scientist and Radiation Oncologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and London Health Sciences Centre. He has consulted on and provides radiation treatment for patients with genitourinary and thoracic cancers as well as brain metastases since 2001 after his graduation from the University of Toronto Radiation Oncology Residency Program. He is a former award-winning Residency Program Director and currently sits on various boards and committees for ASTRO, CARO, and NRG Oncology. He is academically appointed to the departments of radiation oncology and epidemiology/biostatistics and has several doctoral, master’s, and post-graduate trainees under his supervision. He has attained both a M.Sc. degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Thesis - Health Related Quality of Life) and a Ph.D. degree in Medicine (Thesis - Brain Metastases).  His current research interests include: clinical trial design, evidence synthesis, “big-data” statistical analysis, and multisite arc-based hypofractionated radiotherapy. He has authored or coauthored 146 papers and 201 abstracts as well as been awarded 23 principal investigator grants and 19 coinvestigator grants with an overall value of approximately 8.4 million dollars. More importantly, Dr. George Rodrigues is married (Melanie) and has two children (Amelia) and (Owen). He enjoys his time at the family cottage in the Bruce Peninsula where they go fishing, hiking, and geocaching.  He is currently training for his first marathon run (Ottawa) in the spring of 2016.