Medicine, Materials, Energy and Environment


Don Wilson

Dr. Wilson is a Nuclear Medicine Physician and Radiation Oncologist at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) where he has served as Medical Director of the Functional Imaging Program since 2005.  In this role Don has overseen implementation of the province’s first Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) scanner at the BCCA’s Vancouver Centre.  Under his medical leadership the Functional Imaging Program has expanded to include two state of the art PET/CT scanners, a cyclotron facility as well as clinical and research radiopharmaceutical laboratories.  In addition to providing diagnostic imaging services for oncology patients across BC, the Program includes leading clinical, preclinical and scientific research components with local, national and international academic collaborations.  

Dr. Wilson is a native of Saskatoon and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989 with degrees in Biochemistry and Medicine.  He did post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia and went on to complete specialty training in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, and Radiation Oncology at the University of British Columbia, followed by a fellowship in PET imaging and radiobiology at the University of Washington Medical Center. 

Dr. Wilson joined the BC Cancer Agency as a staff Radiation Oncologist in 1998.  He is a member of the Agency’s Radiation Safety Committee, the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists and is actively involved in medical teaching at the undergraduate, post-graduate and fellowship levels.