Dr. Unni Thomas is board certified in hematology, internal medicine, and medical oncology and practices at the Cancer Specialists of North Florida Southside location. Dr. Thomas was previously the chief of oncology at Baptist for 10 years and spearheaded the development of the Cancer Specialists of North Florida practice there. Dr. Thomas chose to join Cancer Specialists of North Florida because we are an organization that always puts the interests of the patient first.
“We provide state-of-the-art, efficient, compassionate care in a community setting,” he says. Dr. Thomas believes it is extremely gratifying to help our patients, several of whom face life-threatening illnesses, live longer and healthier lives. He is optimistic about advancements in cancer treatment on the horizon with continuing advances in targeted therapies and a new era of personalized medicine. “The patient always comes first,” he says. Patients need to be treated with courtesy, dignity, compassion and respect. Born in New Delhi, India, Dr. Thomas comes from a family of physicians.
After losing his father to metastatic prostate cancer, he began to consider a medical career specializing in oncology. “I was inspired by the intelligence and compassion of his treating oncologists,” Dr. Thomas says. After completing medical school in India, he moved to New York for his internship and residency. Dr. Thomas says he continues to love the interaction with his patients who display incredible courage and fortitude in the face of devastating illnesses.
Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, and golfing is one of his passions.
To see Dr. Thomas featured in an article in Florida Doctor Magazine’s Spring 2018 Edition, click here!