Elizabeth M Thomas, D.O.
Associate Professor/Clinical of Surgery
Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Adult & Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Dr. Thomas received her medical degree at Midwestern University in Arizona. She completed her surgical residency at UT Health San Antonio and fellowship training at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining our team, she served in the division of Transplantation surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Thomas has a special interest in quality patient care, living donor kidney transplantation, academic research and institutional education.
- 2013 - Clinical Transplantation Fellowship - Division of Abdominal Transplantation - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- 2011 - Residency - General Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2006 - DO - Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
- 1995 - BA - Arizona State University, magna cum laude
- 2018 - Present - Associate Professor/Clinical of Surgery - UT Health San Antonio
- 2013 - 2018 - Assistant Professor of Surgery - Div of Hepatobiliary Surgery and TransplantationSurgery, Dept of Surgery, University of Florida
- 07/2016 - 09/2018 - Director, Living Kidney Donor Program - Div of Hepatobiliary Surgery and TransplantationSurgery, Dept of Surgery, University of Florida
- 06/2018 - 09/2018 - Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplant - Div of Hepatobiliary Surgery and TransplantationSurgery, Dept of Surgery, University of Florida
Instruction & Training
- 2013 - 2018, Resident Mentor, University of Florida
- 2016, Physician panel discussion for medical students, "A Life in Medicine: Balance work with Personal Life", University of Florida
- 2015 - 2018, Mock Orals, Department of Surgery, University of Florida
- 2014 - 2018, Co-Director Resident Surgical Skills, Department of Surgery, University of Florida
- 2013 - 2018, Small Group Leader for MS3 Medical Students, University of Florida
Research & Grants
1 Giordano C, Johnson C, Lawson J, Rajasekhar A, Thomas E. "Administering RiaSTAP for Gongenital Afibrinogemia During Liver Transplant. Exp Clin Transplant May 2018. PMID: 29766777
2 Andreoni K, Thomas E, Battula N, Zarrinpar A, Johnson M. Is the Updated Kidney Allocation System Working? Springer on‐line
3 Thomas EM. (2018) Loss of Sirtuin 1 and Mitofusin 2 Contributes to Enhanced Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Aged Livers. Aging Cell. ACEL12761
4 Johnson MW, Zarrinpar A, Thomas EM, Andreoni KA. (2018) Liver Transplantation for Hepatoma: Raising the Bar. Springer Nature.
5 "Refractory Ascites After Liver Transplantation: A Stepwise Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment" Kenneth Andreoni, Elizabeth Thomas, et al. Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Published). 2016. ARGH‐MRW‐16‐586.
6 "Laparoscopic Hand‐Assisted Parenchymal‐Sparing Resections for Presumed Side‐Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms" Elizabeth Thomas, Lea Matsuok, Sophoclis Alexopoulos, …, Dilip Parekh. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. July 2015.
7 "The portal vein‐variceal anastomosis: An important technique for establishing portal vein inflow" Sophoclis P Alexopoulos, Elizabeth Thomas, Emily Berry, …, Lea Matsuoka. Clinical Transplantation, November 2013.
8 "Outcomes After Liver Transplantation in Patients Achieving a Model for End‐Stage Liver Disease Score of 40 or Higher" Sophoclis P Alexopoulos, Elizabeth Thomas,Lea Matsuoka, Yong Cho,…, Yuri Genyk. Transplantation, February 2013
9 "The Portal Vein‐Variceal Anastomosis: An Important Technique for Establishing Portal Vein Inflow" Alexopoulos, Sophoclis; Thomas, Elizabeth;Berry, Emily; Whang, Gilbert; Matsuoka, Lea. Clinical Transplantation. Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 52–57, January 2014.
10 "Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation in Patients achieving a MELD ≥ 40." Liver Transplantation 2013; 95(3): 507‐512. Sophoclis P. Alexopoulos MD1, Lea Matsuoka MD1, Galinos Barmparas MD2, Mohd Raashid Sheikh MD1, Elizabeth Thomas DO1, Maria Stapfer MD1, Kiran K. Dhanireddy MD1, Linda Sher MD1, Yuri Genyk MD1 1Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic and Abdominal Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Department of Surgery, Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
- 2012 - American Board of Surgery