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Michael Paul Thomas, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (UTMB)

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (UTHSCSA)

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Medical School
10/1979 - 10/1985Medical Faculty, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany
Dissertation / MD Thesis
10/1985 - 02/1986‘The long term cystometry overnight in comparison the standard cystometry’
Postgraduate Training
10/1996 - 10/1998Fellowship, Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine, New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
10/1993 - 10/1996Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine, Carney Hospital / Boston University, Boston, MA
02/1987 - 08/1988Senior House Officer, Orthopedics & Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Hull, England.
02/1986 - 02/ 1987House Officer, Internal Medicine & Surgery, General Hospital, Thames, New Zealand
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certifications
05/2008Recertification Infectious Diseases
10/2007Recertification Internal Medicine
08/1998Board certified Infectious Diseases
11/1997Board certified Internal Medicine
2010Joslin Diabetes Primary Care Provider Certification
Licenses
1998 - PresentTexas
1993 - 1998Massachusetts
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Non-academic employment
05/2009 - PresentInternal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Southeast Texas Medical Associates, L.L.P.
Beaumont, TX
04/2006 - 04/2009J-1 visa waiver as Hospitalist, Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital
Orange, TX
11/1998 - 04/2006Private Practice, Infectious Diseases
Gulf Coast Infectious Diseases Associates, P.A.
Beaumont, TX
09/1991 - 09/1993Emergency Room Physician, U.S. Army Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany
09/1988 - 09/1991General Medical Officer, U.S. Army Health Clinic
Mannheim, Germany
Academic appointment, positions and affiliations
04/2014 - PresentAdjunct Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (UTHSCSA)
08/2000 - PresentClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (UTMB)
08/2000 - 08/2010Medical Director, Early Intervention Virology Clinic,
(Affiliated with UTMB), Beaumont, TX
09/1999 - 02/2001HIV Specialist, Mark Stiles Correctional Facility,
(Affiliated with UTMB), Beaumont, TX
10/1996 - 10/1998Instructor in Infectious Diseases, Tufts University School of Medicine,
Boston., MA
10/1993 - 10/1996Instructor in Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine,
Boston, MA
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / OFFICES HELD
Professional Memberships
American Medical Association (AMA)
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
HIV Medicine Association of IDSA (HIVMA)
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Jefferson County Medical Association (JCMA)
Massachusetts Medical Association
Offices Held as Member of Executive Committees
Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital, Beaumont, TX
Mid Jefferson Hospital, Nederland, TX
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Saukkonen JJ, Bazydlo B, Thomas M, Strieter RM, Keane J, Kornfeld H. Beta-chemokines are induced by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and inhibit its growth.
Infect Immun. 2002,70(4):1684.
Thomas MP. Hepatitis A vaccination (letter).
N Eng J Med. 1998,339:705.
Saukkonen JJ, Thomas M, Keane J, Burdick M, Strieter R, Kornfeld H. In vitro infection of human alveolar macrophages (HAM) with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) induces alpha & beta-chemokines (CK).
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998,157:A216.
Research Presentation Award at Carney Hospital, Boston University for “Immunology of Tuberculosis - The Role of Macrophages and Cytokines”. Boston, MA. June 1996
Hannappel J, Thomas M, Gerlach R, Schafer W. Long-term cystometry, a useful additional urodynamic procedure?
ICS, 14th Annual Meeting, Innsbruck, 1984.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE/ CLINICAL TRIALS
1997-1999Review of impregnated central venous catheters. A metanalysis. (Not submitted for publication)
New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
1996-1998Nutrition for Life. A study on the prevention and treatment of weight loss in HIV infected individuals. [PI: C Wanke]
New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
1996-1998Quinupristin/dalfopristin. A compassionate use protocol for invasive Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infection. [PI: D Hamer]
New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
1996-1998Guidelines for the use of HEPA filter rooms to prevent the development of invasive aspergillosis. A risk and cost/benefit analysis.
New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA
1994-1996Immunology of Tuberculosis. Infection of alveolar macrophages with different strains of MTB and evaluation of immune function by quantification of cytokine production.
The Pulmonary Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
LANGUAGES
German - fluent
Spanish - basic

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