Stephen Chad Kanick

Stephen Chad Kanick

Senior Engineer, Profusa
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Engineering


My research focuses on the use of biophotonics to develop better methods to diagnose and treat cancer. Much of my work develops approaches that utilize the complex interactions of light with tissue to determine aspects of tissue function and structure. This work has translated into clinical investigations that characterize patient-specific response to therapies, guide surgical removal of cancer, and characterize suspicious tissue to determine the presence of cancer.


Research Interests

Optics in Medicine; quantitative spectroscopy; Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in tissue; monitoring patient response to administered therapies; image-based cancer diagnostics; photodynamic therapy; pharmacokinetic and physiological modeling

Selected Publications


Professional Activities


In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine