Search the Health Library
Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures.
I Want To...
Find a Doctor
I Want To...
Find Research Faculty
Enter the last name, specialty or keyword for your search below.
Katherine Anne Thornton, M.D.
Expertise: Desmoid, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), Medical Oncology, Sarcoma, Sarcoma and Musculoskeletal Tumors
Research Interests: sarcoma and connective tissue cancers
Request an Appointment
I live in Maryland
Request an appointment through My
I live outside of Maryland
I live outside of the United States
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964
401 N. Broadway
The Weinberg Building Suite 1363
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Dr. Thornton is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with sarcoma and connective tissue cancers. She is the medical director for the Kimmel Cancer Center in the Washington, D.C. area and divides her time between Baltimore and DC. She previously worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products specializing in sarcoma drug approval.
Dr. Thornton's research and clinical practice focuses on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of sarcoma and other musculoskeletal tumors. Dr. Thornton has published several papers in this area of research and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Sarcoma Alliance for Research and Collaboration (SARC). She is on the medical advisory board of the Chordoma Foundation. She has lectured widely on sarcoma, as well as cancer survivorship.
Departments / Divisions
Centers & Institutes
- MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2001)
- Rhode Island Hospital / Internal Medicine (2004)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Oncology (2007)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2004)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Oncology (2007)
Research & Publications