May 4, 2023

New appointment: MBP welcomes Dr. David Kirsch

Dr. David Kirsch
Dr. David Kirsch

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Kirsch, Professor, to the Department of Medical Biophysics. We have provided some information about him below.

David Kirsch, MD, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Radiation Medicine. After graduating from Duke University with a BS in Biology, he completed the MD/PhD program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he performed his thesis research with Dr. Michael Kastan. Dr. Kirsch completed residency training in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a post-doc in the laboratory of Dr. Tyler Jacks at MIT.  In 2007 Dr. Kirsch returned to Duke, to establish an independent research program. In 2023, Dr. Kirsch was recruited to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network.

He has received a number of awards for his research including the 2010 Michael Fry Award and the 2017 J.W. Osborne Award from the Radiation Research Society.  Dr. Kirsch has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has also received several awards for mentoring including the 2014 Duke University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the 2021 Career Mentoring Award in Basic/Translational Science from the Duke University School of Medicine.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kirsch to the Department.