Biography

W. James Tom, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Neuroradiology Division.

Dr. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin, where he remained to obtain a doctorate in biomedical engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and completed an internship in general surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital. He obtained radiology residency training at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD), where he served as Chief Resident in the Clinician-Scientist Radiology Residency program. He then remained at UCSD to complete advanced training through a neuroradiology fellowship, and served as Chief Fellow.

He is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Tom's research interests have led to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented his findings at major scientific conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

He also holds a U.S. patent for "Methods of Producing Laser Speckle Contrast Images."

Dr. Tom is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology, and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Education

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch (2007)
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2012), Biomedical Engineering
Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch (2014)
Internship
Houston Methodist Hospital (2015), General Surgery
Residency
University of California-San Diego Medical Center (2020), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
University of California, San Diego (2021), Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Physician Council Grant
    University of California, San Diego (2020)
  • Thrust 2000 - John E. Kasch Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin (2009-2012)
  • Engineering Foundation Endowed Graduate Presidential Scholarship
    University of Texas at Austin (2008-2009)
  • George J. Heuer Jr. Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Fellowship
    University of Texas at Austin (2007-2008)
  • Blocker Scholar
    University of Texas Medical Branch (2006)
  • Distinguished Scholar
    University of Texas at Austin (2003-2004)
  • Engineering Scholar
    University of Texas at Austin (2003-2004)
  • Engineering Honors
    University of Texas at Austin (2001-2005)
  • Friends of Alec Endowed Scholarship
    University of Texas at Austin (2001-2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine