Thomas Carlson, M.D., of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center has been given the Outstanding Performance Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Dr. Carlson was nominated for the award because of the outstanding leadership and guidance he has exhibited while serving as a cancer liaison physician between the CoC and the Cancer Treatment Center at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center.
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients. As a CoC cancer liaison physician, Dr. Carlson is serving a three-year appointment and is among a national network of over 1,600 volunteer physicians responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facilities’ cancer programs. Cancer liaison physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the CoC.
Dr. Carlson’s goal as a physician is to bring exceptional cancer medicine to central Washington. He is certified in radiology and radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology, and he has an interest in clinical trials and intensity modulated radiation therapy. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed a four-year residency in radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Dr. Carlson joined Wenatchee Valley Medical Center in 2004.