George Thomas, M.D.

Associate Director, Molecular Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories


Biographical Sketch

George Thomas is a surgical pathologist, with clinical and research interests in prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. After completing medical school in Ireland, George continued his training at the Harvard and UCLA pathology programs. He was on the faculty at UCLA before joining OHSU. His laboratory works on decoding how targeted cancer drugs work and uses this knowledge to individualize cancer treatments.


  • Degree: M.D., Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 1991
  • Residency: Anatomic Pathology, UCLA, 2001 Anatomic Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard, 1999
  • Fellowship: Research, UCLA, 2004

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle – an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute's largest research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials.

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