Clinical Instructor/Medical Physicist

ContactLeith Rankine

Phone: 984-974-8495
Fax: (984) 974-8607


Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics
Duke University, CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program, Durham, NC
2016 – present (anticipated graduation 2020).
Functional avoidance radiation therapy planning using hyperpolarized MRI.

Residency – Department of Radiation Oncology. CAMPEP-accrediated Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Program
Washington University St. Louis MO (2013-2015)

MS (Medical Physics: Radiation Therapy/Nuclear Medicine)
Duke University, CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program Durham, NC (2011–2013)

MS (Physics) Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2009–2011)

BS (Physics) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia (2009)



Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
6D Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Thoracic Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
Linear Accelerator Quality Assurance
Patient Specific Quality Assurance


Hyper-Polarized Xenon-129 MRI for Functional Avoidance Treatment Planning
Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy
3D Remote Dosimetry with PRESAGE and Optical-CT
Motion Management in Radiation Therapy


2016-Present Diplomatic of the American Board of Radiology (DABR); Board Certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics

Academic Honors/Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2017 “Best in Physics” for Joint Imaging/Therapy, AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Duke University

2016 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipient

2013 Academic Excellence Award

2013 Excellence in Research Award

2012 Academic Excellence Award

2012 Summer Research Stipend

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2012 Medical Imaging Conference Trainee $500 Travel Grant

Northeastern University

2011 Lawrence Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010 Lawrence Award for Excellence in Teaching

Curtin University of Technology

2009 Recognition of Academic Achievement

2008 Recognition of Academic Achievement

2008 Summer Studentship Research Grant

2006 Recognition of Academic Achievement

2004 Best 1st year student in B.Sc. Physics program

2003-2006 John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship (For academic excellence, community service, and leadership)

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Study Abroad Semester)

2005 Dean’s Honours List


  • Rankine, L. (2013). The Effects of PET Reconstruction Parameters on Radiotherapy Response Assessment and an Investigation of SUV‐peak Sampling Parameters. Masters Thesis, Duke University.
  • Batishchev, O. & Rankine, L. (2011). Experiments for the Introductory Physics Laboratory, 2011–2012 Edition. Northeastern University Department of Physics, Boston, MA: Hayden McNeil. ISBN 978-0-7380-4880-2
  • Rankine, L. (2009). Solid state hydrogen storage: sorption thermodynamics in supercritical fluids. Honours Thesis, Curtin University of Technology.

Publications/Presentations (.pdf)