grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee.
In 1955 he graduated
from Dobyns-Bennett High where he played football and ran distances
He now resides in Meridian,
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, owns his own business 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. At the time of retirement he was certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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
Dr. Milhorn currently is in charge of didactics and is involved in other aspects of the the EC-Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program and teaches computer courses for the city of Meridian, Mississippi. He is board certified in family medicine.
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Dr. Milhorn is the author of 11 books, 12 chapters in books, and over a hundred CME and research articles.
2016. Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers and Counselors was chosen as the required text for The Heritage Institute's course Drug Education for Today's Teachers.
2009. Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft was listed at number 11 on Tower Books' Top 100 Book Bestsellers in the category of Composition and Creative Writing.
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.