(509) 228-1000 WA
(208) 754-3100 ID

Stephen Thatcher, MD

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Specialty

Radiation Oncology

Optune

Location:

DOWNTOWN SPOKANE AND PET/CT CENTER

PROVIDENCE SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Steve Thatcher graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and then completed his radiation oncology residency at the University of Minnesota.  He stayed on with University of Minnesota faculty and started the Minneapolis VA's first stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) program.  Dr. Thatcher has experience in Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and brachytherapy for a broad range of cancer types. He has a special interest in SBRT and SRS treatment techniques. Dr. Thatcher has served as a leader in cooperative radiation trial selection and enrollment. 

Education

Medical School:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Internship:

  • Hennepin County Medical Center (Transitional Internship)Minneapolis, MN

Residency:

  • University of Minnesota Medical School (Radiation Oncology); Minneapolis, MN 

 

Certification
  • American Board of Radiology: Radiation Oncology

 

Specialized Training
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center SBRT Training Program; Dallas, TX
  • Seattle Prostate Institute Brachytherapy; Seattle, WA

 

Honors & Leadership
  • Maurice Greenberg Award in Radiation Oncology
  • Chief Radiation Oncology Resident at University of Minnesota

 

Memberships
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)