Wade L. Thorstad, MD

Wade L. Thorstad, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Chief, Head and Neck Cancer Service

Additional Titles

  • Chief, Head and Neck Cancer Service


  • BS, Biophysics: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (1986)
  • MD: University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX (1991)
  • Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (1992)
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL (1995)
  • Residency, Nuclear Medicine: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (1997)

Board Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (1997)
  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiology (1998)


  • Teacher of the Year Award: Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University (2011)

Clinical Interests

Head and Neck Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Nuclear Medicine
Thoracic Oncology


Wade Thorstad, MD, is an associate professor of radiation oncology, where he is chief of the radiation oncology head and neck cancer service. He earned a medical degree at University of Texas Medical School in 1991. Dr. Thorstad completed a residency in radiation oncology at Loyola University Medical Center in 1995; a residency in nuclear medicine at Duke University Medical Center in 1997, and completed a fellowship in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998. He joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2000 from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical practice and research interest includes head and neck oncology, nuclear oncology and PET.


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