Thomas M. Wheeler, MD

Director of Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology
Board-Certified Cytopathologist
Dr. Thomas Wheeler

Dr. Thomas M. Wheeler is board certified in anatomic & clinical pathology and cytopathology from the American Board of Pathology. A highly esteemed figure in surgical pathology and cytopathology, with a multitude of specialties, most notably in urologic and thyroid diagnostics, Dr. Wheeler served as a member of the Board of Governors for the maximum of two three-year terms for the College of American Pathologists (2003- 2009). He chaired the nominating committee twice, the Federal and State Affairs committee, and the Council on Scientific Affairs. He also served as the President of the Texas Society of Pathologists, the Texas Society of Cytology, and the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists.

With over 350 published works, Dr. Wheeler has expressed a long-term interest in clinicopathological correlations, including evaluating biomarkers in prostate carcinoma. Dr. Wheeler earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and continued with advanced training from Baylor College of Medicine’s (BCM) affiliate hospitals. Prior positions included serving as Senior Vice Chair for the W.L. Moody, Jr. Faculty Practice Pathology Group, Distinguished Emeritus Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, and Member of the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at BCM.


Residency Training

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Baylor College Of Medicine and Affiliate Hospitals
Chief Resident in Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine with High Honors
Houston, TX


Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude
Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

Board Certifications

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

The American Board of Pathology


The American Board of Pathology


Past member, College of American Pathologists – Board of Governors (10/2003 – 10/2009)

Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Member, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Past President, Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists

Past President, Texas Society of Pathologists

Member, American Medical Association

Affiliate Member, American Urological Association

Permanent editorial board member of four top pathology journals and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology

Research & Publications

With over 350 published works, Dr. Wheeler has expressed a long-term interest in clinicopathological correlations, including evaluation of biomarkers, in prostate carcinoma. Here is a list of his top 20 works followed by his full published works compilation.

Top Publications
Additional Publications