New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of general surgery
Ryan M. Thomas, M.D. earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago and completed his surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati. For two years during his residency, he was a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellow, studying cell signaling that leads to pancreatic cancer progression. Following residency, he completed a two-year surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which included an additional laboratory year studying chemotherapy delivery and resistance in pancreatic cancer.
Thomas holds a dual appointment with the University of Florida College of Medicine and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He will continue his interest in pancreatic cancer research at UF Health, investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer.