Steven A. Toms, MD

Director, Brain Tumor and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Steven A. Toms, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and vice chair for the department of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He is a professor of neurosurgery, medicine and health services, policy and practice at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has been the principal investigator of both basic and clinical research studies, including studies on the development of therapeutic approaches for primary brain tumors and cancer metastasis to the brain.

He is the director of the brain tumor program for Lifespan Health Systems and is jointly responsible for the Gamma Knife and Cyberknife units with radiation oncology.  Dr. Toms has been published in more than 80 medical journals and multiple book chapters.  He has edited one book and served as editor and reviewer for a number of publications. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Society for Neuro-Oncology.



Lifespan Physician Group Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Residency:  Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
  • Residency:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:  MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston