Thom Gaddy

Associate Professor

Thom Gaddy

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

  • (706) 713-2212
  • Russell 235M


  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other Medical College of Georgia, 2007

  • MS, Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology University of Georgia, 1999

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Valdosta State University, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 MCG Distinguished Faculty Award Medical College of Georgia, 2022

  • 2021 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2022

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5156

    Mod 2: Musculoskeletal
  • MEDI 5161

    Mod 3: Brain & Behavior
  • MEDI 5151

    Module 1: Fundamentals

Teaching Interests

My primary teaching interest is in Phase I medical education. I facilitate patient-centered case discussions in the small group setting and teach medically important topics related to cell biology and histology in the large group setting.


Selected Recent Publications

  • A role for macroautophagy in protection against 4-hydroxytamoxifen-induced cell death and the development of antiestrogen resistance, 2008
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Targeting the autophagosome to improve the cytotoxic efficacy of antiestrogen treatment of ER+ breast cancer., 2008
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Downregulation of retinoblastoma protein is involved in the enhanced cytotoxicity of 4-hydroxytamoxifen plus mifepristone combination therapy versus antiestrogen monotherapy of human breast cancer, 2007
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mifepristone induces growth arrest, caspase activation, and apoptosis of estrogen receptor-expressing, antiestrogen-resistant breast cancer cells, 2004
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My current research interest is in the field of the science of teaching and learning.

Department Service

  • AU-UGA Medical Partnership Simulation Faculty Educator Search Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU-UGA Medical Partnership Expansion Faculty Search Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Assistant Phase I Coordinator 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • AU-UGA Coordinators and Leads Team 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU-UGA Medical Partnership Integration Team 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Curriculum Oversight Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Preclerkship (formerly Phase 1/2) Committee 2016 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • StatPearls Publishing 2020 - Present

    Role: Editor, Textbook
  • The Scientists Engaged in Educational Research (SEER) Center 2019 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Medical Science Educator 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • IAMSE--Review Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer