Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology Oncology

Professional Bio

Thatcher Heumann, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He earned a dual MD and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University School of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at New York University Langone & Bellevue Hospital. He did additional medical oncology subspecialty training at Johns Hopkins University. Having joined Vanderbilt in 2022, Dr. Heumann seeks to expand effective treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies through novel clinical trials paired with excellent patient care. His research pursuits center on bringing promising laboratory science to the bedside. In addition to providing standard of care treatments, Dr. Heumann has been awarded the ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award for developing and leading early-phase clinical trials using novel anti-cancer medications and therapeutic combinations to help improve outcomes for patients with cancers of the liver and biliary system.


MPH - Epidemiology - Emory University - 2016
MD - Emory University - 2016
Residency - Internal Medicine - New York University - 2019
Fellowship - Medical Oncology - Johns Hopkins University - 2022