Dr. Ali Golestani



Medical Physicist (MRI)

Tom Baker Cancer Centre


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.521.3639



MCCPM, Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, 2022

MR Safety Expert, American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety, 2022

Educational Background

PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2011

MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2001

BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1998


Dr. Golestani received his BSc and MSc in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Dr. Golestani completed two postdoctoral fellowships at NYU Medical Center and Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. Before joining AHS, he worked as an MRI physicist at Toronto Neuroimaging Facility at the University of Toronto from 2016 to 2021. He joined AHS in October 2021 and is currently working as a medical physicist (MRI) at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Functional MRI
  • Neuroimaging
  • MRI Quality Assurance
  • MRI in Radiation Therapy
  • Medical Imaging
  • Image Processing
Summary of Research

Dr. Golestani's primary research interest is neuroimaging and studying brain physiology, function, and connectivity using fMRI and DTI. He is also interested in developing MRI acquisition and processing method and their applications in cancer treatment. More specifically, the role of functional MRI in oncology (diffusion, perfusion, spectroscopy). 

Participation in university strategic initiatives