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William Thoms, MD – Radiation Oncologist
Dr. William Thoms, Jr. is a native of Bernardsville, New Jersey. He graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Mobil Oil for three years before starting medical school. He attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia,and did his residency training in Radiation Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. While there, he was an American Cancer Society Fellow. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology.
In 1990, Dr. Thoms joined the faculty of St. Jude Children Research Hospital and UT- Memphis. In 1992, he was appointed to the faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. He was the department’s specialist in the treatment of pediatric and gynecologic malignancies, writing many research articles. In 1997, he joined North Georgia Radiation Therapy at Kennestone Hospital. He has also been on the staff of Cartersville Medical Center (CMC) since then, and became the Medical Director of the Hope Center when it opened in December of 2003. He now sees patients primarily here at the Hope Center.
Dr. Thoms has extensive experience in IMRT, HDR brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He continues to contribute on a national level to his specialty, serving on the American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Working Group. In recognition of his outstanding service to his specialty, he has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Thoms is married to Dr. Lorie Hughes, and they have three children. He is an Eagle Scout, actively volunteers for the Boys Scouts of America, and is an avid fly-fisherman.