Thomas J. Miner, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He received his medical degree from Brown University. Dr. Miner completed a residency in general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Miner is currently Director of Surgical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and Associate Srugical Residency Program Director at the warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research activities include patient centered outcomes following surgery for advanced malignancy for palliative and curative intent. His publications include many of the largest published reports on outcomes following palliative surgical procedures. His efforts in surgical oncology have been directed towards promoting surgical decision making based on patient outcome data, teaching effective decision models for considering palliative procedures, and emphasizing symptom management and quality of life in the surgical patient with advanced cancer.