Thomas B. Skidmore, MD

“I had always planned on becoming a physician like my father and in fact would have been a third generation OB/GYN. However, when I was 14 my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and died shortly thereafter. That was the beginning of my true interest in oncology. Oncology enables me to create lasting bonds with my patients that extends beyond treatment through the rest of their lives. People ask how it is to work with cancer patients often thinking it is difficult. I tell them we have a lot of happy moments, celebrations in fact, because many patients I see present with curable disease and end up being cured.”

Dr. Skidmore is a Utah native, born and raised in Salt Lake City. He loves being a husband and father of his seven kids. He spends his time trying to give them what he had growing up. He enjoys coaching their sports team, going camping and watching them become better skiers than he is.

Education

MD: University of Utah, Salt Lake City (with Honors)
Internship: Northwestern Healthcare, Chicago, IL
Residency: Chief Resident, Barrett Cancer Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; awarded HDR Brachytherapy Fellowship, American Brachytherapy Society

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Skidmore specializes in a wide range of cutting edge radiation therapy technologies, including high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, image guided-intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and stereotactic radio surgery. 
Dr. Skidmore takes care of patients at St. Mark’s Hospital and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT.