Emilia Thomas, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine

Originally from Durban, South Africa, Dr. Thomas holds her bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Durban-Westerville in Durban, South Africa, and also obtained a master's degree in biochemistry from the same university. She earned her medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. She then completed internal medicine residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania. She also earned a Master in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She received a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Brown Belt, and Black Belt from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Thomas joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. She is now an Associate Professor and a Seldin College Mentor in the William T. and Gay F. Solomon Division of Internal Medicine. Dr. Thomas is currently a hospitalist at both Parkland and UT Southwestern University Hospitals. 

Dr. Thomas' research interests include COVID-19 treatments, reducing errors of discharge medication, and other pharmaceutical drugs. Her investigations have resulted in three publications in peer-reviewed journals and five publications in non-peer-reviewed journals. 

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Thomas is the Internal Medicine Representative for the UT Southwestern Collaborative on Racism and Diversity, as well as a member of the Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Credentialing and Privileges Committee.

Dr. Thomas is active in several professional societies, including the American Society of Quality, the American College of Physician Executives, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. She is an American College of Physicians Fellow. 




Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1991)
Virginia Commonwealth University/Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health (1994), Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University/Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health (1996), Internal Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Diabetic Association
  • American Society of Hypertension