Nicolas Ploquin

Dr. Nicolas Ploquin



Adjunct Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.521.3749

Preferred method of communication

Admin Assistant

Gay Martin


Office: 403.521.3835


Educational Background

Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy Specialization: Radiation Oncology Physics, University of Calgary, 2007

M.A. Physics, Temple University, 2003

B.Sc. Physics, Joseph Fourier University, France, 2001


Following his PhD in Radiation Oncology Physics at the University of Calgary in 2007, Nicolas Ploquin began his professional career at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre where he completed his Residency and then worked as a Medical Physicist. In 2012, he moved back to Calgary to work at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Among his clinical duties, Nicolas is the lead physicist of the Alberta Radiosurgery Centre. Some of Nicolas’ research interests include the application of Monte-Carlo method to stereotactic ablative radiotherapy techniques. Since starting working at the TBCC, he has been heavily involved in teaching and supervising in the Medical Physics Educational Program with the University of Calgary. Nicolas is currently the director of the Certificate Program and co-director of the Graduate Program in Radiation Oncology Physics at the University of Calgary.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Application of Monte-Carlo method to stereotactic ablative radiotherapy techniques
  • Radiochromic film dosimetry
  • Innovation in teaching and learning in medical physics at postgraduate level


Course number Course title Semester
MDPH 711B Clinical Competency I Winter
MDPH 712B Clinical Competency II Winter
MDPH 721B Clinical Projects I Winter
MDPH 722B Clinical Projects II Winter
MDPH 741B Treatment Planning Winter