Ryan M. Thomas, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery

Ryan M. Thomas, MD, 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 as section chief of general surgery. He continues his interest in pancreatic cancer research at UF Health, investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer.

 

 

 

 

Education
1996-1999  B.S., Cum Laude, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
1999-2003  M.D., Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Postdoctoral Training
2003-2009  Resident, Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
2005-2007  T32 NIH Research Fellow, Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
2009-2010  Chief Resident, Department of General Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
2010-2013  Fellow, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2012-2013  Administrative Fellow, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,TX

Research Interests:
Molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer
Tumorigenesis of pancreatic cancer