• Thomas Wang, M.D., Ph.D., joined the UAB Department of Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology in 2007. Dr. Wang is a prolific author and researcher with over six book chapters and numerous publications. He presents his clinical and research findings on a national level. He is a committed medical educator serving as the Co-Director of the Surgical Oncology Conference—training both residents and medical students. In 2014, he received the Argus Award which recognized his excellence in post-doctoral teaching for hematology-oncology.

    Dr. Wang’s clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid diseases, adrenal neoplasms, pancreatic and hepatobiliary tumors, gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 How academically productive are endocrine surgeons in the United States?Journal of Surgical Research.  229:122-126. 2018
    2018 Reducing cost and improving operating room efficiency: examination of surgical instrument processingJournal of Surgical Research.  229:15-19. 2018
    2016 Improved Postoperative Survival for Intraductal-Growth Subtype of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.American Surgeon.  82:1133-1139. 2016
    2016 Improved postoperative survival for intraductal- growth subtype of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomaAmerican Surgeon.  82:1133-1139. 2016
    2016 Impact of adjuvant chemoradiation on survival in patients with resectable cholangiocarcinoma 2016
    2016 Timed Stair Climbing is the Single Strongest Predictor of Perioperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Abdominal SurgeryJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  222:559-566. 2016
    2016 Compromised Outcome of Papillary Thyroid Cancer at Low-Volume Treatment Centers: Practice Makes Perfect?Annals of Surgical Oncology.  23:355-357. 2016
    2015 Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, version 2.2015 2015
    2014 Thyroid carcinoma, version 2.2014. 2014
    2014 Thyroid carcinoma, version 2.2014: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines 2014
    2010 Thyroid carcinoma 2010
    2010 Medullary carcinoma. 2010
    2010 Medullary carcinoma: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology™ 2010
    2009 The role of angiocidin in sarcomasCancer.  115:5251-5262. 2009
    2009 Fibroblast-conditioned media promote human sarcoma cell invasionSurgery.  145:42-47. 2009
    2005 Macrophage inflammatory protein-3α promotes pancreatic cancer cell invasionJournal of Surgical Research.  123:96-101. 2005
    2004 Co-localization of macrophage inflammatory protein-3α (Mip-3α) and its receptor, CCR6, promotes pancreatic cancer cell invasion 2004
    2004 Antiangiogenic therapyCurrent Pharmaceutical Design.  10:27-37. 2004
    2002 Fibroblasts promote breast cancer cell invasion by upregulating tumor matrix metalloproteinase-9 productionSurgery.  132:220-225. 2002
    2001 Neoadjuvant therapy for gastric cancerAsian Journal of Surgery.  24:235-241. 2001
    1997 Thrombospondin-1 modulates angiogenesis in vitro by up-regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in endothelial cellsExperimental Cell Research.  235:403-412. 1997
    1997 Adhesive proteins and the hematogenous spread of cancerActa Haematologica.  97:29-39. 1997
    1997 Thrombospondin-1 and transforming growth factor-beta1 promote breast tumor cell invasion through up-regulation of the plasminogen/plasmin systemSurgery.  122:493-500. 1997
    1996 Inhibition of breast cancer progression by an antibody to a thrombospondin-1 receptorSurgery.  120:449-454. 1996
    1996 Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) promotes the invasive properties of human breast cancerJournal of Surgical Research.  63:39-43. 1996
    1995 The effect of thrombospondin on oral squamous carcinoma cell invasion of collagen 1995

    Research Overview

  • pancreatic, hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal malignancies, surgical endocrine diseases, optimization of surgical resident curriculum to focus on the conceptual understanding of disease processes and patient management
  • Education And Training

  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Internship
  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Residency
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Drexel University 1999
  • Doctor of Medicine, Temple University 1991
  • Full Name

  • Thomas Wang