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.