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James Thomas, MD, PhD

James Thomas, MD, PhD

James P. Thomas, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Secondary Faculty


  • CCC C5316

Contact Information


PhD, Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1989
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991


James Thomas, MD, PhD, joined the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in September of 2010. Dr. Thomas received his PhD in Biochemistry and his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and subsequently completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Thomas joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin and was the Disease Leader for Gastrointestinal Cancers. Dr. Thomas served as the Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and was on the NCCN Panel for Colorectal Cancers. He is the Chair of the American Association of Cancer Institutes Clinical Research Group. Dr. Thomas has published over 70 peer reviewed articles.                        

Research Interests

His research interests are in oncology drug development and in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Thomas has a long standing research effort in the role of reactive oxygen species in cancer development and treatment.