Dr. Thomas was born and raised near Frankfurt, Germany. In 1990, after graduating from Goethe University Medical School, he came to Columbia University in New York City to work on a research project, and stayed to complete his residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Thomas met his wife, Elizabeth, in New York, and after completing his fellowship, they left the city for the fresh air and mountains of Vermont in 1999.
He became a partner in a hematology/oncology practice in Colchester, VT and he and his family stayed to enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountain State for 13 years. In 2012, he was delighted to have the opportunity to come to Maine to work at New England Cancer Specialists as a physician and the Director of Clinical Research. His clinical focus is on thoracic cancers (lung and esophageal cancers) as well as genitourinary cancers (prostate, testicular, bladder and kidney cancers). He also serves as an advisor to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, and CMS/Medicare. He lives in Portland with his wife, a photographer, his three daughters and two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys rowing, cooking, playing squash and getting to know the great state of Maine.