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Contact Information


Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology
University of Ottawa
Radiation Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital
The Ottawa Hospital
Radiation Oncologist (Consulting), Division of Haematology/Oncology, Dept of Paediatrics
Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Research Interests

  • Advanced High precision Radiation Oncology for brain tumors and functional radiosurgery
  • Virtual Reality in Radiation Oncology ( Dr. Nair's work as a part of  RealizeLAB) link :
  • Radiosurgery (SBRT) for hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers

Brief Biography

Dr Vimoj J. Nair is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Radiation Oncology at the University of Ottawa; and a Clinician Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program (CEP) at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He also has consulting privileges as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Following his radiation oncology residency from India, he pursued a neuro-oncology fellowship from Tata Memorial Hospital, India, the largest cancer hospital in Asia. He then completed a two year fellowship in Cyberknife and Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy from the University of Ottawa.
He also has completed a Master's Degree (MSc) in Clinical Trials from University of London, UK. He also has a Diploma in Computer Applications and a Professional Diploma in Clinical Research (PDCR).

After his fellowship from Ottawa, he served as a staff radiation oncologist at Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre and was an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax for 3 years.

Dr Nair has a keen interest in innovative medical research as well as the use of advanced radiation techniques in radiation oncology. As a clinical investigator and a collaborator, he holds numerous peer-reviewed research grants focusing on innovative research in Oncology.

He is a part of the RealizeLab which partakes in research involving Virtual Reality in medicine (

He enjoys teaching residents; as well as involves in outreach programs to teach trainees in the developing world.

Selected Publications

1. Gotfrit J, Goodwin R, Asmis T, Hyde AJ, Alcindor T, Aubin F, Berry S, Bossé D, Brown C, Burkes R, Burnell M, Colwell B, Corbett J, Craswell J, Daaboul N, Doherty M, Fleming DAB, Galvis L, Goel R, Harb M, Jeyakumar A, Jonker D, Kennedy E, Lock M, Mahmud A, McCrea PH, Nair V, Nassabein R, Nessim C, Ramjeesingh R, Raza M, Saliba W, Samimi S, Singh S, Snow S, Tehfé M, Thirlwell M, Valdes M, Welch S, Vickers M. Eastern Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference 2019. Curr Oncol. 2021 May 26;28(3):1988-2006. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28030185.

2. Burgess L, Nair V, Gratton J, Doody J, Chang L, Malone S. Stereotactic radiosurgery optimization with hippocampal-sparing in patients treated for brain metastases. Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology.2021,17, 106-110.

3. Song J, Samant R, Jay M, Chaudry H, Fan XY, MacDonald D, Bence-Bruckler I, Nair V. Whole brain radiotherapy improves survival outcomes in primary CNS lymphoma patients ineligible for systemic therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Nov;28(11):5363-5369. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05376-2. Epub 2020 Mar 5. PMID: 32140974.

4. Song J, Tang T, Caudrelier JM, Bélec J, Chan J, Lacasse P, Aldosary G, Nair V. Dose-sparing effect of deep inspiration breath hold technique on coronary artery and left ventricle segments in treatment of breast cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2020 Sep 17;154:101-109. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2020.09.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32950530.

5. Nair VJ, Caudrelier JM. Hypofractionated radiotherapy for elderly breast cancer patients: from early stages disease to local palliation for unresectable disease. Translational Cancer Research. 2019. 

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches