Meet Dr. Shannon Tomlinson, MD, December 2018 Provider of the Month

Meet Dr. Shannon Tomlinson, MD, December 2018 Provider of the Month

We are proud of our providers and all the fantastic work they do in our community. Throughout 2018, we have continued to feature interviews starting from our newest provider about life outside of the office.

Shannon Tomlinson, MD is our November 2018 Physician of the Month. Dr. Tomlinson works at our two locations in Hickory – Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. Get to know Dr. Tomlinson below:

I was born and raised near Canton, Ohio. I attended the College of Wooster, a liberal arts college in northeastern Ohio, where I met my husband John. I then completed my medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio. After seeing snow in early May, my husband and I decided that perhaps we should head south. I completed an internship at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. It was during that year that I was first introduced to the field of radiation oncology. I completed my residency at Wake Forest University in 2003. I then joined the practice in Hickory where I have been now for 15 years.

We have four teenage children; 16 year old twin daughters, and sons ages 15 and 13. Life is busy to say the least! In my spare time, I enjoy sailing on Lake Norman, golfing, and traveling. My ancestors came from Switzerland and our family had a chance to visit the beautiful country a few years ago.

I find my career in radiation oncology to be rewarding and bring me balance. I enjoy the constantly changing technology and working in a field with such meaningful purpose. It is truly a privilege to participate in the care of oncology patients.