James McGill Professor & Director of Medical Physics

Cedars Cancer Centre, DS1-7133

McGill University Health Centre – Glen Campus

Biosketch Jan P Seuntjens, Ph.D., FCCPM, FAAPM, FCOMP McGill University
Dr. Seuntjens (Ph.D, 1991, University of Ghent, Belgium) is a medical radiation physicist, full professor, James McGill research chair (honor) and director of medical physics at McGill University since 2009. He has a background in fundamental calorimetric dosimetry and Monte Carlo numerical simulations and has been deeply involved in the experimental work behind calibration protocols such as AAPM TG-51 and its Addendum. Seuntjens has applied advanced dosimetry techniques to clinically relevant problems which led to numerous projects in clinical dosimetry, a novel clinical probe calorimeter, different approaches to photon-electron mixedbeam treatment techniques, the impact of more realistic dose calculations on patient treatment planning, etc. Over the past 2 decades, Seuntjens has also been actively involved with numerous task groups and working groups of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Commission for Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) and in the preparation of protocols and reviews for clinical dosimetry of small fields used in stereotactic radiation therapy (ICRU Report 91, and IAEA Report TRS 483). Seuntjens has co-authored over 190 journal papers and is one of the main authors on the new edition of Attix’s classic textbook on radiation dosimetry. He and his group have been recipient of two Farrington Daniels awards and two Sylvia Fedoruk awards for best paper in medical physics and he is Fellow of the AAPM, COMP and CCPM. In the area of medical physics training Seuntjens launched, with L. Beaulieu at Laval University, the medical physics research training network (MPRTN) supported by Canadian federal granting agencies with the goal to revamp and broaden the research training of medical physicists through collaboration between two CAMPEP programs, academic, government, clinical and industry partners. Seuntjens’ research is supported by Canadian funding councils such as NSERC, CIHR and by industry.

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McGill University Health Centre – Glen Campus

1001 Décarie Boulevard

Montreal QC H4A 3J1

Email: jan.seuntjens@mcgill.ca