Dr. Mark Corkum
Dr. Mark Corkum
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

501 Smyth Road Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6


Dr. Corkum is a radiation oncologist who completed his medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and his residency training at Western University in London, Ontario. Following this, he completed a fellowship in prostate brachytherapy at Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto, including obtaining an area of focused competence diploma in brachytherapy issued by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He also has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Dalhousie University. He has been a part of The Ottawa Hospital since 2021.

The main focus of Dr. Corkum’s research is to improve outcomes for men with prostate cancer, as well as evaluate the impact of new treatment technologies on the healthcare system. His work seeks to evaluate appropriate utilization of prostate brachytherapy, as well as to optimizing prostate brachytherapy in the salvage setting. He has an interest in the development of clinical trials and conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. His clinical work also focuses on the use of stereotactic radiotherapy in the oligometastatic setting.

  • Medical school: Dalhousie University
  • Residency: Western University
  • Administrative Assistant: Sengdara Vongviset-Barbuto

Research interests

  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Genitourinary malignancies
  • stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Gynecologic Malignancies