Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology, Toronto, Canada
Arjun Sahgal, MD, BSc, FRCPC, is an international clinical and research leader in the field of high-precision stereotactic radiation to the brain and spine for both metastases and primary tumors. After training at the University of Toronto in radiation oncology, he completed a radiosurgery fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.
He has published, as lead or as a contributor, over 500 peer-reviewed papers including in high-impact journals like the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet Oncology, and New England Journal of Medicine. He leads the Sunnybrook Odette CNS Neuro-Oncology program, which has been awarded a total of $42.5 M in funding since his leadership.
Currently, he serves as Deputy Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto affiliated Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. In addition, he is the director of the Sunnybrook Cancer Ablation Therapy (CAT) program, which involved the installation of a MR Brachytherapy suite, MR Linac and Gamma Knife Icon technology. His next phase of research is in the development of MR in radiation therapy and the application of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Technology with radiation. He recently showed in the SC24 randomized trial superiority of spine SBRT as compared to conventional radiation.