Lauren Smith, PhD (PGY-1)

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Canada where she completed her BSc at McMaster University and PhD at the University of Western Ontario. Her PhD research focused on using advanced MRI techniques, including hyperpolarized and diffusion weighted imaging, to study the impact of diet on physiology of the liver and placenta. During her time in graduate school, Dr. Smith developed an interest in clinical medical physics and is excited to be joining the Radiation Oncology team at UCLA Health. She is especially interested in MRI guided radiotherapy and aims to contribute to translational clinical research projects at UCLA.