Dr. Thomas Baeker Joins Centre Board of Trustees
February 2, 2012 By Laura Coleman Pritchard
of Trustees during the annual winter Board meeting.
Dr. Thomas Baeker, of Danville, was inducted as a member of Centre College’s Board of Trustees during the annual winter Board meeting on Friday, Jan. 27.
Baeker is a medical oncologist and hematologist and president and founder of Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology at Commonwealth Cancer Center in Danville. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
The Commonwealth Cancer Center provides comprehensive and technologically advanced cancer care in communities in which patients would, without the Center, have to travel long distances to receive care. There are nine locations in Kentucky, including Barbourville, Columbia, Corbin, Danville, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, London, Russell Springs and Somerset.
Baeker is an active member of the Danville community, serving as president of the board of the Danville Community Arts Center; a member of the board of directors for the Central Kentucky Cancer Program at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center; and a member of Freear’s Hope Foundation. He lives in Danville with his wife, Cindy, and is the father of Zachary, Jordan, Allison, Ross and Benjamin Baeker '02.
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