ABOUT THE EXPERT
Thomas A. Abrams,
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Thomas A. Abrams, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. He is a board-certified medical oncologist whose clinical practice is limited to gastrointestinal malignancies. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University and his medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed internal medicine and medical oncology training at the University of Michigan before joining the DFCI faculty in 2006.
Dr Abrams is a national leader in patterns-of-care research in gastrointestinal malignancies. His investigations into colorectal and pancreatic cancer chemotherapy treatment patterns have identified how factors such as oncologist experience and practice setting impact physician treatment decisions. He also maintains a strong interest in telemedicine and its impact on oncologic care delivery both in the United States and abroad. His manuscripts have appeared in high-profile journals, and he lectures frequently at institutions throughout the United States.