Eric Thomas, MD, Internal Medicine, Houston, TX, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

EricJThomasMDMPH

Internal Medicine Houston, TX

Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School

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Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolFellowship, General Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1994
  • Harvard School of Public Health
    Harvard School of Public HealthMPH, quantitative methods, 1992 - 1994
  • Harvard School of Public Health
    Harvard School of Public HealthMPH, 1994
  • University of Texas Southwestern - Parkland Health & Hospital SystemResidency, Internal Medicine, 1989 - 1992
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolClass of 1989
  • University of TexasBA, Honors, 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1990 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Highly Commended" Book British Medical Association, 2010
  • Chancellor's Health Fellow for Patient Safety for UT System 2008
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2008
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Development of a Framework to Describe Patient and Family Harm from Disrespect and Promote Improvements in Quality and Safety: A Scoping Review  
    Eric Thomas, MD, International Journal for Quality in Health Care
  • Use of Home Blood Pressure Results for Assessing the Quality of Care for Hypertension  
    Eric J Thomas, Laura A Petersen, JAMA
  • Patient Safety: Let's Measure What Matters  
    Thomas EJ, Classen DC, Ann Intern Med, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Assessment and Reduction of Unnecessary Thrombophilia Testing in Patients 18-60 Years with Acute Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke
    Eric Thomas, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/8/2019
  • Exposure to Leadership WalkRounds in Neonatal Intensive Care Units is Associated with a Better Patient Safety Culture, and Less Caregiver Burnout
    Profit J, Sharek P, Thomas E, Gould JB, Nisbet C, Amspoker A, Kowalkowski M, Schwendimann R, Sexton JB, Western Society for Pediatric Research, Carmel, CA, 1/23/2014
  • Patients' Knowledge about the Factors that Contributed to Their Own Unexpected Events
    Etchegaray, J.M., Ottosen, M.J., Aigbe, A., Webster, E., & Thomas, E.J., 2014 Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health, San Diego, CA, 1/8/2014
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Lectures

  • Teamwork and Patient Safety 
    Houston TX - 1/25/2013
  • Developing a Quality and Safety Curriculum for Medical Students 
    1/21/2013
  • Safety Culture: The Foundation of Patient Safety 
    National Harbor, MD - 1/19/2013
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Other

Press Mentions

  • Are Doctors Ready for Virtual Visits?
    Are Doctors Ready for Virtual Visits?January 7th, 2010
  • Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims
    Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice ClaimsOctober 3rd, 2006
  • N E W S O F T H E T E X a S M E D I C a L C E N T E R — v O L . 6 / N O. 1 1 , D E C . 2 0 1 9 — J a N . 2 0 2 0
    N E W S O F T H E T E X a S M E D I C a L C E N T E R — v O L . 6 / N O. 1 1 , D E C . 2 0 1 9 — J a N . 2 0 2 0July 22nd, 2021

Grant Support

  • Improving The Safety And Quality Of Pediatric Health CareEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2009–2011
  • The Texas Disclosure And Compensation Study: BEST Practices For Improving SafetyAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2010
  • Using Electronic Records To Detect And Learn From Ambulatory Diagnostic ErrorsAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2007–2008
  • Measuring The Value Of Romote ICU MonitoringAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2004–2006
  • Teamwork And Error In The NICUNational Center For Research Resources2004–2005
  • Translating Safety Practices From Aviation To HealthcareAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2001–2005
  • Tools And Methods For Monitoring Patient SafetyAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2003
  • Videotaping To Measure ErrorAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2001–2002
  • Teamwork And Error In Neonatal Intensive CareAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality2000–2001

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations