John Kildea, PhD, MCCPM

John Kildea (photo)

Medical Physicist
McGill University Health Centre

Assistant Professor
Department of Oncology,

McGill University

Associate member
Medical Physics Unit, McGill University
Department of Physics, McGill University
Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

Medical Physics Unit

Cedars Cancer Centre, DS1.7141 
1001 boul Décarie
Montréal, Québec 
H4A 3J1

john.kildea at

514 934-1934 ex 44154

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Administration/Outreach Activities

Steering Committee of the CPQR
I am vice chair of the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy. The CPQR is an alliance of the national associations of professionals involved in Canadian radiation oncology and it works to ensure that all Canadians have access to high quality radiotherapy that is safe and effective.

As part of the CPQR, I chair the national advisory committee to the Canadian Institute for Health Information on the National System for Incident Reporting - Radiation Therapy (NSIR-RT).

I also chair the Canadian Big Radiotherapy Data Initiative that is aiming to prepare Canadian radiotherapy practice for eventual pan-Canadian data sharing to improve clinical care and research

ICCR and MCMA 2019
In 2019, I co-chaired the international and local organizing committees of the 19th International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR). The conference welcome 450 delegates to Montreal from 30 countries.

The 2nd international conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications (MCMA) was held in conjunction with ICCR 2019 and I was a member of the MCMA international scientific committee.

Canadian Winter School
In 2015 and 2016, I directed the Canadian Winter School on Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology. I have also been a member of the Winter School organizing committee and faculty in 2014, 2018 and 2020.

The annual Winter School is a four-day, multi-professional, continuing education course for radiation medicine professionals, hosted by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. Each year it attracts approximately 100 delegates from Canada, the US, and further afield. As chair and course director in 2015 and 2016, I recruited the organizing committee, chaired bi-weekly conference calls, invited ten renowned faculty members each year and coordinated the curriculum, the program and the abstract submission/review process.

As course director for the Winter School in 2015 and 2016 I was a member of COMP's Science and Education Committee

ESTRO ROSQ Committee

I am a member of the international radiation oncology safety and quality committee of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO).

Medical Physics Webpage, Facebook group and Logo
I led the design of a logo for the McGill Medical Physics Unit. The final logo comprises a human body (representing medicine), overlaid with a diverging radiation beam (representing medical imaging) and schematic of a Compton scattering interaction on an atom inside the body (representing physics and radio-biology). The logo forms the banner of the MPU webpage and Facebook page and I incorporated it into a fridge magnet gift for the MPU alumni.

Fridge magnet for the MPU alumni and friends

Holiday Greeting Image
I enjoy integrating scientific graphs into fun images. Below is a holiday greeting card incorporting the energies of predominance of the photoelectric, Compton and pair-production interactions as a function of photon energy.

Maintained by John Kildea
Last updated: 30 November 2020