Stephen Pistorius

University of Manitoba, Canada


Dr. Stephen Pistorius is a Physics Professor and an Assoc. Prof. of Radiology at the University of Manitoba (UM) and a Senior Scientist at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB). Educated in South Africa, he holds B.Sc., Hons. B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Prior to certifying as a Medical Physicist in 1986 he worked in industry. He practiced in Cape Town before moving to Canada as a Senior Medical Physicist at CCMB. In 1995 he was appointed Director of Medical Physics and was promoted to Provincial Director in 2000, an executive position which oversaw 70+ staff responsible for RT Physics, Imaging, Rad Protection, Engineering, Teaching and Research. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a professional physicist and in 2005 obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School. Prof. Pistorius served as the President of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) and is currently the Director of Professional Affairs for the Canadian Association of Physicists. In 2010 he chose to focus on research and teaching and currently serves as the Director of the UM Medical Physics graduate program and Vice-Director of the Biomedical Engineering graduate program. Prof. Pistorius uses fundamental physics to improve and quantify diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and is interested in radiation transport in clinical imaging and treatment modalities. He has supervised and examined 30+ graduate students and currently supervises 2 PDF’s and 8 graduate students working on cancer imaging research; developing systems for cancer diagnosis which use photon scattering to enhanced CT and PET; microwave imaging and the use of MV radiation to image RT patients to optimize treatments by accounting for motion. He is the author of over 170 publications and presentations, serves on many scientific advisory boards and grant review panels and has a number of national and international awards to his name. In 2012 he was honored as a Fellow of COMP.

Biography Updated on 6 November 2012

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