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Chris McIntosh

Faculty Affiliate

Scientist, Department of Medical Biophysics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Chris McIntosh is a Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and the Joint Department of Medical Imaging, at the University Health Network. He is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics, Computer Science, and Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute. He further holds a joint research Chair in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence at JDMI and the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. His lab focuses on the theory and clinical application of AI in medicine for improving patient care including transfer learning, meta-learning, computer vision, and explainable AI. Applications include deep learning for automated diagnosis, biomarker discovery, segmentation, quality assurance, and treatment planning. His past work on AI in radiation therapy has been approved for clinical use by regulatory bodies, commercialized, and deployed in hospitals around the world, using AI to deliver reproducible, high-quality cancer care. Other investigations include the role of clinical tests, AI, and wearable technologies in heart failure with the hopes of reaching even more patients.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare and/or Medical Imaging
  • Computer Vision
  • Wearable Technology and/or Internet of Things


  • Built the world’s first machine learning powered radiation therapy planning system with global deployment for direct patient care