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Katherine Anne Thornton, M.D.

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Expertise: Desmoid, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), Medical Oncology, Sarcoma, Sarcoma and Musculoskeletal Tumors

Research Interests: sarcoma and connective tissue cancers

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964

401 N. Broadway
The Weinberg Building Suite 1363
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-955-8893
Fax: 410-955-8587


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. more

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2001)


  • Rhode Island Hospital / Internal Medicine (2004)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Oncology (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2004)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Oncology (2007)

Research & Publications

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