The Carithers Pediatric Group was proud to bring Tom Connolly on board in October 2002. Tom returned to his hometown after spending over four years overseas in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a military pediatrician for two years in Japan and then two years in Italy.
Tom grew up in Jacksonville graduating from Bishop Kenny High School followed by a biology degree from Jacksonville University. He attended Emory University Medical School on a military scholarship. He completed his pediatric residency at Travis AFB near San Francisco, California. From there, the Air Force sent him to Yokota AB near Tokyo, Japan for two years followed by a two-year tour at Aviano AB near Venice, Italy. He currently volunteers his time as a guest lecturer in Biology at Bishop Kenny as well as volunteers as an assistant coach on the varsity boys’ basketball team.