François DeBlois

Adjunct Professor

Bronfman Department of Oncology & Medical Physics Unit, McGill University

Other appointments:

Chef de Service de Physique, Radio-oncologie, CHUM


Radio-oncologie, CHUM

1000, rue Saint-Denis, bureau DS3.5348

Montréal (Québec) H2X 0A9


Tel. 514 890-8000 x27290


francois.deblois.chum [at]


PhD McGill (2001), Medical Physics Residency McGill/MUHC (2003)

Certification & honors


Clinical research:

Radiation Oncology

Research focus:

Applications of 3D printing in medicine, photon and electron beam dosimetry, stereotactic radiosurgery, Monte Carlo treatment planning and medical physics software.

Several medical physics/radiation oncology software are being developed including a collection of teaching software, advanced web-based treatment planning software and quality assurance tools as well as work-flow optimization tools and clinical statistics dashboards.

Key publications:

G. Poludniowski, G. Landry, F. DeBlois, P.M. Evans, F. Verhaegen, SpekCalc: A program to calculate photon spectra from tungsten anode x-ray tubes, Phys. Med. Biol. 54(19), 433-8 (2009).

A. Alexander, F. DeBlois, G. Stroian, K. Al-Yahya, E. Heath, J. Seuntjens, MMCTP: A radiotherapy research environment for Monte Carlo and patient-specific treatment planning, Phys. Med. Biol. 52(13), 297-308 (2007).

F. Verhaegen, S. Palefsky, F. DeBlois, RadSim: A program to simulate individual particle interactions for educational purposes, Phys. Med. Biol. 51(8), 157-161 (2006).


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