Thomas DiPetrillo, MD is the clinical director of the radiation oncology department at Rhode Island Hospital and assistant professor at Brown University. He also serves as vice-chairman of the radiation oncology department at Tufts Medical Center. He recently completed his appointment as president of the Medical Staff Associate at Rhode Island Hospital.
DiPetrillo is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He gained his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He completed internal medicine residency at Newton-Wesley Hospital followed by radiation oncology residency at Tuft Medical Center. His primary clinical practice has been at Rhode Island Hospital since 1998.
DiPetrillo is active in clinical patient care and research for a variety of malignancies including genitourinary, gastrointestinal and thoracic tumors. He has pioneered the state-of-the-art treatment of prostate cancer with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). He has been involved in multiple investigational studies combining chemotherapy and radiation therapy for gastrointestinal malignancies through the Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG) and is involved in the development of national clinical trials for the treatment of lung cancer through his involvement in American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG). He has also helped establish multidisciplinary clinics in genitourinary and thoracic tumors facilitating cooperation between specialties involved in the care of these patients.