Thomas Amatruda, MD

Medical Oncology & Hematology


Thomas Amatruda, MD

Medical Oncology & Hematology

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Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine


Residency in Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA


Medical Oncology & Hematology UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Post-doctoral Fellow, Division of Biology California Institute of Technology


Primary Location

Fridley Clinic
480 Osborne Rd NE , Suite 220
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: (763) 786-1620

Areas of Special Interest

  • Malignant Melanoma: Clinical Research and Patient Treatment
  • Genetics of Familial Cancer
  • Healthcare policy, cancer research and improvement in quality of care


Philosophy of Care

It is a great privilege to care for people with cancer. I am continually amazed by the courage, strength and wisdom of my patients and their families, and am humbled by their trust. My job is to listen to my patients and offer the best opinions for treatment and supportive care. It is a privilege to work with a team of nurses, physicians, office staff, and administrators who are all focused on providing cancer care which is second to none.


Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Frank Parker Prize, Yale School of Medicine
  • Physician, Khao-I-Dung Holding Center for Khmer Refugees, International Rescue Mission Committee, Aranyaprathet, Thailand
  • Clinical Investigator Award, K08, National Cancer Institute
  • Sr. Post-doctoral Fellow, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oncology & Hematology, University of Minnesota
  • Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology
  • Co-Director, Familial Cancer Program and Melanoma Program, University of Minnesota
  • Director, Melanoma Program and Cancer Genetics Program, North Memorial Health Care
  • Top Doctor, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2006
  • Awarded Research Grant, Susan G. Komen Foundation; 2006, 2007. 2009: Improving the Delivery of Genetic Services to Minnesota Women with Breast Cancer


  • Research, the Molecular Biology of Cell Signaling, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Amatruda has been first author and co-author on several research papers published in professional journals, such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Board Certification

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine


  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  • International Rescue Committee


When I’m not at work, you might find me reading or traveling with my wife, Lynne. You might also find us watching our son explore violin, soccer, and life; walking Rocky, or trying to keep my Laser II sailboat from capsizing on Lake Harriet.