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.
2000, M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
1994, B.S., Physiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
2006-2007, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, Arizona Pulmonary Specialist, LTD Department of Interventional Pulmonary Program, Phoenix, Arizona
2003-2006, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California Irvine, Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care, Orange, California
2001-2003, Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
2000-2001, Internal Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical Center Department of Medicine, Orange, California
2019-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Awards & Memberships
2004 CHEST Foundation Young Investigator Awards: Bronchoscopy with High Resolution OCT Imaging and Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy
2004 Chest conference: Abstract
Neuro-Intensivist Care Unite Doctor of the month at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian for December 2008
Neuro-Intensive Care United Doctor of the month at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian for May 2008
CSULB 49er: Innovation Challenge
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
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
Ratings & Reviews
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Dr Waddington was extremely detailed and took the time to explain and answer my questions - Verified patient
Dr. Waddington was great. He had very clearly taken the time to understand my medical history, had clear explanations of what he had seen and was very willing to listen to me and my wishes when it came to a care plan. - Verified patient
He was informative - Verified patient
Everything worked well..easy to connect - Verified patient
I was very impressed with Dr. Waddington. He was very thorough and thoughtful.. - Verified patient