Dr. Tim Salcudean

Dr. Tim Salcudean

B. Eng. ('79), McGill University 
M. Eng. ('81), McGill University
Ph.D. ('86), University of California at Berkeley

Associate Members

C.A. Laszlo Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Canada Research Chair
Professor, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC


Tim Salcudean received the B. Eng (Hons.) and M.Eng degrees from McGill University and the Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1986 to 1989, he was a Research Staff Member in the robotics group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he is now a Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair and the C.A. Laszlo Chair in Biomedical Engineering. He is also an Associate Member in the Department of Urologic Sciences. Professor Salcudean spent one year at ONERA-CERT (aerospace controls laboratory) in Toulouse, France, in 1996-1997, where he held a Killam Research Fellowship, and six months, during 2005, in the medical robotics group (GMCAO) at CNRS in Grenoble. France. His current research interests are in elastography, medical robotics and ultrasound image guidance, and medical simulation and virtual environments. Prof. Salcudean has been a co-organizer of several symposia on haptic interfaces and has served as a Technical and Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the IEEE.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.


2016 Step Up team

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: February 25, 2018

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on Sunday February 25. Click here to sponsor our relay team as they climbs 379 floors. Click here to volunteer to help with the event.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.




Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy

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