Dr. Kirpal Kohli: My Background in Medicine

December 6, 2012

Hello everyone,

I’m very pleased and excited to be the BC Cancer Foundation’s guest blogger for the month of December. I am a Professional Practice Leader in Medical Physics at the BC Cancer Agency, Fraser Valley Centre and an Adjunct Professor at School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University.

I was born in small town called Chirimiri in Madhya Pradesh state of India, famous for coal fields and a beautiful hill station. After completing high school, I moved to Punjab state where I did my under graduate degree and  PhD in Bio Physics with the Department of Bio Physics and Center of Advanced Studies in Physics from Punjab University Chandigarh India. I did my postgraduate studies in Medical Physics at Bhabha Atomic Research Center and Bombay University in India.

In the year 1996 I moved to Canada. It is very fascinating to see your own journey of life, how your destiny takes you from one part of world to another. After immigrating to Canada, I did a post doctoral fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and completed my training in Medical Physics at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. I became a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology in the discipline of Radiation Oncology Physics in 2007.

I consider every teacher in my education venture to be my mentor and I have learned something that has taught me to go to the next step either in school, college or even at my work place.