Amanda Cherpak is a Medical Physicist at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has also recently joined the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Amanda completed her undergraduate studies at St Francis Xavier University before heading to the nation’s capital for graduate school. She received her PhD in Physics with a specialization in Medical Physics in 2011 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Her thesis research involved detector development, real-time in vivo dosimetry and position tracking during radiation therapy treatments. Of particular interest was urethral sparing during permanent seed implants for prostate brachytherapy and measurement of breathing pattern changes for patients undergoing external beam treatment for lung cancer.
Amanda has also joined the Women in Medical Physics Task Group of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the Women in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Task Group of IUPESM.