Dr Philip Thomas

McAllen, USA

Dr Philip G. Thomas MD FACS is a Transplant surgeon and has been working at the Renaissance transplant institute, Doctors Hospital, Mc Allen, Texas, USA since 2016. He graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India and went on to do residency in general surgery at the Postgraduate Institute, Chandigarh, India. His Fellowships include Visiting fellow, University of Bern, LH Blumgart: HPB surgery, Multi-organ transplant Starzl Transplant Institute (STI), University of Pittsburgh Med Ctr (UPMC), PA, USA and Intestine and multivisceral transplantation, STI, UPMC, PA, USA. He has worked extensively in abdominal organ transplantation and general surgery starting in Deva Matha hospital, Koothattukulam, Kerala, India 1983, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India 1989, University of Texas Med Br, Galveston, TX, in HPB and Transplant surgery 2003, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala: Multi-organ transplant surgeon 2013. Dr Thomas has published extensively in academic journal and textbooks of surgery with interest in chronic pancreatitis: surgical procedures and outcomes, use of Distal splenorenal shunt in extrahepatic portal vein obstruction, immunosuppression minimization and tolerance induction in transplantation. His current research is into improving outcomes in HPB surgery: use of bioabsorbable stents in pancreatic and biliary anastomoses; transarterial radio-embolization followed by resection in liver tumors and improving outcomes with DCD (donation after cardiac death) kidney transplantation. Dr Thomas is regarded as a good teacher and mentor in the surgical community. He has been involved in teaching, clinical leadership and administration of medical student and general surgery resident education in HPB surgery in India and USA, including curriculum development in HPB surgery for medical students.