Faculty Profile: Thomas Miner

Thomas Miner
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgery
Work: +1 401-444-2892
His publications include many of the largest published reports on outcomes following palliative surgical procedures. His efforts in surgical oncology have been directed towards promoting surgical decision making based on patient outcome data, teaching effective decision models for considering palliative procedures, and emphasizing symptom management and quality of life in the surgical patient with advanced cancer.

Biography

Thomas J. Miner, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He received his medical degree from Brown University. Dr. Miner completed a residency in general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Miner is currently Director of Surgical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and Associate Srugical Residency Program Director at the warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research activities include patient centered outcomes following surgery for advanced malignancy for palliative and curative intent. His publications include many of the largest published reports on outcomes following palliative surgical procedures. His efforts in surgical oncology have been directed towards promoting surgical decision making based on patient outcome data, teaching effective decision models for considering palliative procedures, and emphasizing symptom management and quality of life in the surgical patient with advanced cancer.

Grants and Awards

1997 Best Scientific Paper (Third Place), 2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium
on Breast Disease, Amelia Island, FL

1997 First Place (Basic Science), U.S. Army Trauma Paper Competition,
Coronado, CA
1997 First Place (Basic Science), Military Region, American College of Surgeons
Committee on Trauma Residents' Paper Competition, Bethesda, MD

1998 The Southeastern Surgical Congress – Washington, D.C. Councilor's Award
(Excellence in clinical research), Washington, D.C.

1998 Charles A. Hufnagel Resident's Research Award (Basic Science), Uniformed
Services University Surgical Associates, Bethesda, MD

1999 Bailey K. Ashford (Outstanding clinical research by graduating fellow or
Resident), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

2003 Chairman's Award for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

2005 Outstanding Teaching Facility Award, Department of Surgery, Brown
Medical School, Providence, RI

2005-2006 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

Affiliations

MEMBERSHIPS IN SOCIETIES

2001-present American College of Surgeons
Fellow

2002-present Society of Surgical Oncology
Member

2004-present American Society of Clinical Oncology
Associate member

2006-present Surgical Outcomes Club
Member

2007-present Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Member

Funded Research

GRANTS

1997-1999 Surgical palliation of the cancer patient: prospective analysis with quality of life assessment and decision-making analysis.
Principal Investigator
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
$3,000 funding per year

1997-2000 Healing of the rat small intestine following ischemia- reperfusion injury: the role of sensory afferent nerves and local growth factors.
Principal Investigator
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. $9,000 funding per year

2001-2003 Surgical palliation in a major cancer center: Development and implementation of prospective database for palliative procedures.
Co-Principal Investigator
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY
$50,000 per year funding for research assistant and database support

2005-present Teaching Palliative and End of Life Care to Surgical Residents
Principal Investigator
Alfred Gold foundation
$5,000 to bring novel teaching program to surgical training programs at a national level