Robert ThompsonBScH MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor

Rob Thompson

Phone: 506-648-6885
Fax: 506-648-6880
Mailing Address: 
Oncology Department
Saint John Regional Hospital
400 University Ave.
PO Box 2100
E2L 4L4 Saint John, NB

Clinical sites

Genitourinary malignancies, including Prostate High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy
Thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer
Gastrointestinal malignancies
Stereotactic Body (Extra-cranial) Radiation Therapy (SBRT)


  • BScH Physics (Acadia University)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • Residency, University of Toronto 
  • Fellowship, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Prostate Brachytherapy, Odette Cancer Centre

Research interests

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Oligo-metastatic Cancer
Quality Assurance in Radiation Medicine 

Academic interests

Clinical and Patient-reported outcomes research


Recent publications

  • G Mitera, D Tsang, B McCurdy, K Goddard, A Ebacher, T Craig, J Greenland, S Kentish, R Koul, N Logie, M Morneau, A Morrison, L Pan, J Pantarotto, S Foxcroft, J Sussman, R Thompson, S Tyldesley, P Wright, S Hicks, E Brown, S Patel, CAPCA pan-Canadian PBT Working Group. Pan-Canadian consensus recommendations for proton beam therapy access in Canada. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2022 Nov; 176: 228-233.
  • R. Thompson, P. Cheung, W. Chu, S. Myrehaug, I. Poon, A. Sahgal, H. Soliman, C.L. Tseng, S. Wong, Y. Ung, B.K. Abrahao, D. Erler, L Zhang, Y.J. Ko, H.T. Chung. Outcomes of extra-cranial stereotactic body radiotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer: Dose and site of metastases matter. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2019 Sepp. [epub ahead of print]
  • D.L. Chan, R. Thompson, M. Lam, N. Pavlakis, J. Hallet, C. Law, S. Singh, S. Myrehaug.  External Beam Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours: A Systematic Review. Clinical Oncology (Royal College of Radiology). 2018 July; 30(7): 400-408.
  • R. Thompson, Y. Lu, M. Potvin, J. Holmes, L. Di Prospero, B. Keller, E. Szumacher, B. Liszewski, P. Catton, M. Giuliani, B. Pitcher, M. Pintilie, J-P Bissonnette. Hazards and Incidents: Detection and Learning in Radiation Medicine, A Comparison of Two Educational Interventions. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2017 Nov-Dec; 7(6): e431-e438.
  • C. Gillan, M. Giuliani, O Wong, N. Harnett, E. Milne, D. Moseley, R. Thompson, P. Catton, JP Bissonnette. Team-based clinical simulation in Radiation Medicine: value to attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice. 2015 June; 14(2): 117-125.
  • M. Giuliani, C. Gillan, O Wong, N. Harnett, E. Milne, D. Moseley, R. Thompson, P. Catton, JP Bissonnette. Evaluation of high-fidelity simulation training in Radiation Oncology using an outcomes logic model. Radiation Oncology. 2014 Aug; 9(1):189.