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Thomas Waddington MD

Thomas Waddington, M.D.

Clinical Expertise
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
I love to educate people. I enjoy working with my patients and teaching them about what the disease is they may have and what we are going to do about it.

Thomas Waddington, M.D., has known since age 5 that he was going to be a doctor.
A native Southern Californian, he specializes in the relatively new field of interventional pulmonology, using the most advanced tools to diagnose and treat lung cancer and other diseases. “I want to help those people who are fighting back or even those who’ve chosen hospice care and need help with their quality of life,” he says.
Dr. Waddington received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and continued his training at University of California Irvine and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He completed a diverse series of fellowships in pulmonary and critical care, as well as interventional pulmonology.
Dr. Waddington has held a number of pulmonary care positions at prestigious facilities in San Diego, Phoenix and State College, Pennsylvania. He is excited to return to City of Hope where he spent part of 2005-2006 as a young trainee, and he welcomes the opportunity to focus on cancer care medicine within City of Hope’s unique environment.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

1601 Avocado Ave

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Herten RJ, Waddington TW, McClenahan K, “The Sobering Truth about the Sun on the Central Coast,” Independent Community Publication, Jan. 1996
Waddington TW, Aboulafia DM. Failure to Eradicate AIDS-Associated Primary Effusion Lymphoma with High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Reinfusion: Case Report and Literature Review, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Volume 18, number 2, 2004
Taherian S, Waddington T, Rahai, HR. CFD Modeling and Analysis of Pulmonary Airways/Particles Transport and Deposition Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services (CEERS) California State University, Long Beach, California, USA.
Taherian S, Waddington T, Rahai HR. CFD Modeling and Analysis of Pulmonary Airways/Particles Transport and Deposition, Star Global Conference: Poster Presentation
Poster ACCP 2013: (Abstract) Thoracic ultrasound in confirming induced Pneumothorax prior to Medical Thoracoscopy
Taherian, S., Waddington, T., Rahai, H.R., Particulates depositions in Patient-specific simulations of respiratory system: Abstract submitted to the IMECE
Thoracic ultrasound in confirming induced pneumothorax prior to medical thoracoscopy" (the "Work"), by Dr. Farhad Mazdisnian, to Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Mazdisnisan, F., Lin, L., Sassoon, C., Jafari, B., Waddington, T., Thoracic ultrasound confirming induced pneumothorax prior to medical thoracoscopy. Chest. 2013;144(4_Meeting Abstracts):593A
Taherian S, Rahai H, Shin J, Feldman J, Wddington T, Evaluation of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension using Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation. IMEC2017, November 3-9,2017
Shahab T, Hamid R, Bonifacio J, Lopez S, Lee Y, Behrouz J, Waddington T, Computational Fluid Dynamics of the Upper Respiratory System. IMEC2017, November 3-9,2017
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