Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Thomas A. Odeny

Thomas A. Odeny, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Global oncology
  • Clinical trials in resource-limited settings
  • Cancer in people living with HIV
  • Immunotherapy and targeted therapy for virus-associated cancers
  • Implementation science


  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8056-0029-11
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 11309, Mid Campus Center (office)


2001-2006 MBChB, University of Nairobi, Kenya (equivalent of MD degree)
2009-2011 MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
2011-2012 Clinical Research Fellow, NIH/Fogarty International Center
2012-2013 Senior Fellow/Post-Graduate Fellow, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
2013-2014 University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs Graduate Certificate
2013-2016 PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2017-2020 Resident, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
2020-2022 Clinical Fellow, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Academic Positions
2022-present Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
2020-present American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Internal Medicine
2023-present American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
2011 Travel Scholarship, NIH mHeath Winter Institute - Foundation for the NIH
2011 Nominee, Top 11 in 2011 mHeatlth Innovators Challenge, Rockefeller Foundation and mHealth Alliance
2012 Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship
2012 Young Investigator Award, 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
2012 Outstanding Student Award - Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
2013 UW/FHCRC CFAR Developmental Core Trainee Support Grant (Travel Award)
2013 New Investigator Nominee - UW/FHCRC CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group
2015 People’s Choice Award - Africa Regional Meeting on Digital Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
2015 Young Researcher Award, Emerging Research Talen - UNESCO/Merck Africa Research Summit
2015 International Mentored Scientist Award - Center for AIDS Research, UCSF
2017 Young Investigator Award - Kenya National AIDS Control Council
2018 New Investigator Award - Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
2018 Gold Humanism Society Inductee - School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2019 Travel Award - UMKC School of Medicine, Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day
2020 Certificate of Global Research Excellence - Kenya Medical Research Insitute 40th Anniversary
2020 Sirridge Award in Recognition of Outstanding Humanistic Qualities - University of Missouri-Kansas City Internal Medicine Residency Program
2021 ASCO Conquer Cancer Merit Award, 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting
2021, 2022 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, NIH Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
2022 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award - Conquer Cancer, The ASCO Foundation
Professional Societies & Organizations
2006-present Licensed Medical Practitioner, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council
2013-present International AIDS Society
2017-present American College of Physicians
2018-present American Society of Clinical Oncology
2020-present American Society of Hematology