Tom C. Badgett earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Kentucky. He completed an internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Badgett came to Kentucky Children’s Hospital from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health where he was a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow. His research at the National Cancer Institute focused on next-generation sequencing of pediatric solid tumor genomes.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. In 2010 he was awarded the Scholar in Training Award by the American Association of Cancer Research, the Fellows Award for Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health and the Best Oral Presentation at the Advances in Neuroblastoma Research conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education


MD, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington


University of Louisville, School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Md.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology

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Ratings & Reviews

4.82 out of 5
3 Reviews

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  • Patient Review

    February 7th 2022
    Excellent bedside manner. Excellent care & providing explanations. Very nice.

    Patient Review

    January 18th 2022
    Dr. Badgett has continually been present, thorough, and invested in all parts of our sons treatment. Dr. Badgett has clearly explained the disease, the treatment, and the side affects along the way. We have spoken to him personally when situations were urgent and he's always quick to communicate with other providers on our behalf. It's evident that he is qualified but also passionate about treating kids with cancer. Absolutely would recommend Dr. Badgett to anyone.

    Patient Review

    September 24th 2021
    Dr. Badgett is an amazing doctor. He puts my son at ease and truly cares about his overall well-being. I could not have picked a better doctor to care for my son.