Tarita Thomas, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish- not fluent

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

About Dr. Thomas

Jogging, Travel, Wine and Food, Yoga

Medical Education

Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center - Radiation Oncology


  • Computational techniques for the assessment of fracture repair Anderson, D. D.; Thomas, T. P.; Campos Marin, A.; Elkins, J. M.; Lack, W. D.; Lacroix, D., Injury
  • Perceptions of Posthysterectomy Cystoscopy Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programs Jacobs, K. M.; Hernandez, L. H.; Thomas, T. N.; Waddell, L. M.; Kavic, S. M.; Graziano, S. C., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Quality of Life in Women Who Use Pessaries for Longer Than 12 Months Tenfelde, S.; Tell, D.; Thomas, T. N.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
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  • The tolerance of gastrointestinal organs to stereotactic body radiation therapy: what do we know so far? Thomas, T. O.; Hasan, S.; Small, W., Jr; Herman, J. M.; Lock, M.; Kim, E. Y.; Mayr, N. A.; Teh, B. S.; Lo, S. S., Journal of gastrointestinal oncology
  • Outcome of patients treated with a single-fraction dose of palliative radiation for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma Thomas, T. O.; Agrawal, P.; Guitart, J.; Rosen, S. T.; Rademaker, A. W.; Querfeld, C.; Hayes, J. P.; Kuzel, T. M.; Mittal, B. B., International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • Whole-Field Sequential Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Local-Regional Advanced Head-and-Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Refaat, T.; Choi, M.; Thomas, T. O.; Bacchus, I.; Agulnik, M.; Pelzer, H. J.; Mellott, A. L.; Rademaker, A. W.; Liu, D.; Sathiaseelan, V.; Mittal, B. B., American Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Congestion is an important diagnostic and therapeutic target in heart failure Gheorghiade, M.; Shin, D. D.; Thomas, T. O.; Brandimarte, F.; Fonarow, G. C.; Abraham, W. T., REVIEWS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
  • Insights into G protein structure function, and regulation, Cabrera-Vera, T. M.; Vanhauwe, J.; Thomas, T. O.; Medkova, M.; Preininger, A.; Mazzoni, M. R.; Hamm, H. E., Endocrine reviews
  • Dissecting receptor-G protein specificity using G alpha chimeras Cabrera-Vera, T. M.; Thomas, T. O.; Vanhauwe, J.; Depree, K. M.; Graber, S. G.; Hamm, H. E., Methods in enzymology
  • Thrombin receptors activate G(o) proteins in endothelial cells to regulate intracellular calcium and cell shape changes Vanhauwe, J. F.; Thomas, T. O.; Minshall, R. D.; Tiruppathi, C.; Li, A.; Gilchrist, A.; Yoon, E. J.; Malik, A. B.; Hamm, H. E., The Journal of biological chemistry
  • An intramolecular contact in Galpha transducin that participates in maintaining its intrinsic GDP release rate Thomas, T. O.; Bae, H.; Medkova, M.; Hamm, H. E., Molecular cell biology research communications : MCBRC
  • G alpha minigenes expressing C-terminal peptides serve as specific inhibitors of thrombin-mediated endothelial activation Gilchrist, A.; Vanhauwe, J. F.; Li, A.; Thomas, T. O.; Voyno-Yasenetskaya, T.; Hamm, H. E., The Journal of biological chemistry
  • Fluorescent probes as indicators of conformation changes in transducin on activation Yang, C. S.; Skiba, N. P.; Mazzoni, M. R.; Thomas, T. O.; Hamm, H. E., Methods in enzymology
  • G alpha t/G alpha i1 chimeras used to define structural basis of specific functions of G alpha t Skiba, N. P.; Thomas, T. O.; Hamm, H. E., Methods in enzymology