Principal Investigators

Arjun Sahgal, MD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., T2 158
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5


B.Sc., 1997, faculty of science, University of Ottawa, Canada
MD, 2001, faculty of medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Resident, 2006, department of radiation oncology, University of Toronto, Canada
Clinical fellow, 2007, department of radiation oncology, University of California, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

Scientist, Physical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Staff radiation oncologist, department of radiation oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Associate professor, department of radiation oncology, U of T

Research Foci:

Radiosurgery of brain and spine metastases
Advanced imaging of brain metastases and response determination
Spinal cord tolerance to radiation
Vertebral compression fracture

Research Summary:

Dr. Sahgal’s research focus relates to his training and clinical expertise in spinal metastases, brain metastases and primary central nervous system tumours. His primary research area is in technical evaluation and clinical trials specific to stereotactic body radiotherapy of spinal tumours and brain metastases. In line with high-precision radiotherapy treatments, Dr. Sahgal participates in the development of focal non-radiotherapeutic modalities for spine and brain tumours using photodynamic therapy and magnetic resonance imaging-guided ultrasound technology.