Thomas Tomasi, MD, PhD

Professor of Immunology
M&T Bank Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo


Dr. Tomasi has been a preceptor to 60 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows.

Professional Profile

Dr. Thomas Tomasi received his AB from Dartmouth College, with highest distinction, and his MD, cum laude, from the University of Vermont. He served as resident and chief-resident at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. He received his Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in 1965.

His faculty positions include: Chair of Experimental Medicine, University of Vermont; Buswell Professor and Director, Division of Immunology and Rheumatic Diseases; Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo [SUNY-UB]; William H. Donner Professor and Chair of Immunology, Mayo Medical School; Distinguished University Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Director of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center; President & CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Center [Roswell Park]. He is currently a Member and Professor at Roswell Park and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at SUNY-UB. Dr. Tomasi is a member of the Association of American Physicians and has been honored by the Michael Heidelberger Lectureship, Columbia University; Distinguished Alumni Award, UVM; Citizen of the Year Awards, Buffalo, NY; George F. Koepf Award, Hauptman-Woodward Research Institute; D'Youville College Health Achievement Award; Honorary Doctorate, State University of New York. He has served on a number of scientific editorial boards including: Journal of Immunology; Journal of Clinical Investigation; Journal of Medicine; Journal of Clinical Immunology and the Advisory Board for Critical Reviews in Immunology.

He served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Trudeau Institute for Medical Research, Saranac Lake, NY; Board of Directors, Western New York Technology Development Center, Inc.; Board of Trustees, Calspan/UB Research Center; and the Scientific Advisory Board, Guthrie Research Institute.


Education and Training: 
PhD - The Rockefeller University, New York