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Tom Heston MD earned his medical degree at St. Louis University and completed post-graduate training at Duke, Oregon Health and Sciences University, the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has served as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the International American University in St. Lucia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and a Fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Heston is an active educator, serving on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University and in addition has taught medicine in the Caribbean since 2000. In 2010, he setup a PET/CT center in the United Arab Emirates for Johns Hopkins International, where he was the medical director for the first ever PET/CT facility at the country's primary cancer diagnosis and treatment hospital (Tawam Hospital in Al Ain). During his time working with the University of Health Sciences Antigua, he gave the Commencement Address for the first ever graduating class, world-wide, undergoing an Internet based basic sciences program. He continues to actively teach medical students, and in 2007 started teaching biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioethics at the International American University Medical College on St. Lucia, where he currently serves (as of 2011) as a full Professor (visiting).
As a Family Physician, he has practiced the full range of family medicine including obstetrics in rural north Idaho at Mountain Health Care. His research, education, and academic contributions to the specialty resulted in him receiving the Fellowship recognition from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Starting in 2005, he setup the nuclear medicine program at the Family Care Network, becoming the first practicing physician in the Bellingham, Washington community to be specialty trained and Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine.
With training at some of the top medical institutions in the world, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Duke University, and the University of Washington, he continues to promote optimal health through preventive medicine and the early diagnosis of treatable disease.
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