IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 2 - Representing NS, meet Elena Tonkopi

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on September 04, 2017

Elena Tonkopi, Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray) Physicist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? Dealing with real life problems; keeping up-to-date with new technology; variety of responsibilities (clinical, research, teaching).

Who was your role model as an aspiring student and why? My parents. They both are career oriented; my mom has Ph.D. in Chemistry and dad has Ph.D. in geology. 

What is your favourite food? Sweet stuff: ice cream, chocolate, pastry, etc.

Who is your favourite action hero and why? Tony Stark (Iron Man). He’s smart, funny and handsome.

What was your second career choice, after Medical Physics? General Physics.