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

4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews

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  • Patient Review

    The doctor was very rude and talked down to both my daughter and I as if we wouldn't understand anything he was saying. He spoke as if we were uneducated and didn't want to listen to anything we said. Every question we asked he referred back to what he did with his daughters without understanding that every patient is different and no one would do the exact same as his daughters would. Truly a doctor that I would tell everyone to stay away from for his rude bedside manner and the fact that he wouldn't listen to anything we said. His bedside manner made my daughter feel as if he didn't care about her health at all.

    Patient Review

    Everyone in the clinic is top notch! They are always helpful, asking several times if they can get me anything, very professional but makes you feel like family at the same time

    Patient Review

    Excellent bedside manner. Excellent care & providing explanations. Very nice.

    Patient Review

    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.