Biography

Dr. Thomas was born in the United Arab Emirates and attended Medical School in Moscow, Russian Federation. He then worked for several years in India as a General Practitioner before moving to the United States and undergoing his residency training in Internal Medicine as well as his fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at New York Hospital Queens – a teaching affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College.  Besides his clinical interests in the subjects of fluid and electrolyte balance, Dr. Thomas brings to UTSW firsthand knowledge of the healthcare systems in four different countries and experience working on hospital workflow/quality improvement projects especially in the fields of physician service handoffs and electronic medical records.  He has a keen interest in the evolving role of Hospitalists in the healthcare system and with special emphasis on their impact on efficient delivery of care and medical education.

Dr. Thomas is an avid foodie and traveler, loves tinkering with technology and likes to spend most of his time outside of work with his extended family and friends

Education

Medical School Russian State Medical University - Moscow (1998), Medicine

Specialty Areas

  • Hospitalist (In-Patient Care)

Clinical Interest

  • In-Patient Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Involuntary discharge from dialysis units
  • Physician handoff

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Joe Dwek Teacher of the Year Award
    Senior resident teaching award at New York Hospital Queens (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • National Kidney Foundation (2010)
  • American Society of Nephrology (2009)