Dr. Thomas Wheeler, chair of the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named to the W.L. Moody Jr. Chair in Pathology.

Wheeler was named chair of the Department of Pathology in 2007 and of the combined Departments of Pathology & Immunology in 2009.

He has spent his full medical career at BCM. He graduated from the College in 1977, completed his residency training in 1981, and accepted his first faculty position in 1981. He was named interim chair of the pathology department in 2004.

Wheeler previously held the Harlan J. Spjut, M.D., Professor of Pathology.