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Leith Rankine, PhD, DABR

Associate Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program Assistant Professor Medical Physicist


  • 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
  • Surface Guided Radiation Therapy


  • 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