Dr. Thomas is currently Amasa B. Ford Professor of Geriatrics, Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
She was recruited to Case Western Reserve in 2014 after 25 years on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she served as core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Workshop for 21 years, and as Associate Dean for Curriculum for ten years. Dr. Thomas is an editor of the textbook, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, and co-author and editor of the monograph, Curriculum Development in Medical Education: A Six-Step Approach. At Hopkins she was intimately involved in the design and implementation of the “Genes to Society” curriculum in the School of Medicine. In 2011, she became one of the inaugural teaching faculty for the Masters of Education in the Health Professions program at Johns Hopkins University.
At Case Western Reserve, she has overseen the inauguration of two educational pathways, Wellness and Nutrition, and Medical Humanities, and is introducing several innovations in health systems science. She has served as an educational consultant for medical education in the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Turkey, and has conducted workshops for medical education in Japan, Korea, Peru and Uganda. She continues to teach faculty, internal medicine residents and medical students and has received several teaching awards as well as election to Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2013 she received the Society of General Internal Medicine Career Achievement in Medical Education award.