grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee.
In 1955 he graduated from
Dobyns-Bennett High School where he played football and ran track. He now resides in Meridian, Mississippi.
In 1964 he received a PhD in physiology and biophysics from the
University of Mississippi Medical Center. This was followed by a
postdoctoral fellowship in biomathematics at North Carolina State
His wife, Kay, is a former neurological/ neurosurgical nurse specialist.
Their son, Toby, now lives in Meridian after a career in graphic design.
A stepson, Steve Pope, lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tom retired from the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of
Medicine in 1992 with the ranks of Professor of Family Medicine,
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Associate Professor of
Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
Moving to Meridian, Dr. Milhorn did private practice for five years,
followed by four years of Addiction Medicine and General Medicine at
East Mississippi State Hospital.
In 2004 he and Kay completed a
four-year (2-1/2 class hours per week) Education for Ministry
course by extension from The School of Theology at The University of the
South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Dr. Milhorn currently is on the faculty of the the EC-Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program in Meridian, Mississippi.
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Milhorn is the author of 12 books, 12 chapters in books, and over a
150 CME and medical research publications.
2009. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors was listed at number 9 on Tower Books' Top 100 Book Bestsellers in the category of Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking.
2008. Named a distinguished alumnus of Lincoln Memorial University
2008. At the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, best-selling novelist Robert Dugoni recommended Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft as "one of your absolute must-read writing resources."
2007. Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft was chosen as the recommended reading for SEAK's annual course, Advanced Legal Fiction Writing.
Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the
Craft was chosen as the recommended reading by New York Times
best-selling authors Michael Palmer and Tess Gerritsen for their annual
Fiction Writing For Physicians.
2003. Listed in Mississippi Writers and Musicians.
2002 Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors made The Top 20 Best Read eBooks List by Questia Media.
1998 Caduceus Awry was a finalist in the novel competition of the Eudora Welty Film and Fiction Festival.
1994 Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors made the Academic Top-twenty Best Seller List.
1989. Nicotine Dependence” was selected by the American Academy of Family Practice as one of the top four articles written by a family physician.
1976-2002 Appointed at various times to the editorial review boards of the American Journal of Physiology, the Biomedical Engineering Journal, the American Family Physician, and the Family Practice Research Journal.