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Kathleen Surry, BESc MASc PhD MCCPM



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Medical Physicist, London Regional Cancer Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario


Dr. Kathleen Surry is a Clinical Medical Physicist at the London Regional Cancer Program.  Dr. Surry holds a PhD in Medical Biophysics from Western University, a MASc in Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering from University of Toronto and a BESc in Mechanical Engineering from Western University.  She obtained MCCPM certification in 2010. Dr. Surry is primary physicist for the HDR brachytherapy program at LRCP, as well as having other clinical responsibilities in the external beam therapy program. Dr. Surry’s research interests are in the clinical HDR brachytherapy program and particularly in the treatment of gynecological cancers. She is also very interested in the education portion of her role: Dr. Surry teaches a course on Practical Radiotherapy Physics (MBP 9672B) to Radiation Oncology Residents, Medical Physics Residents and CAMPEP graduate students; she participates in the clinical teaching of Residents; and she acts on Advisory Committees for Medical Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering graduate students. Kathleen is also a busy Mum of two, a well-intentioned gardener, a special-diets baker and an avid reader.