My name is Patrick Thomas. I am a Pediatric Surgeon at Children’s.
I graduated from the School of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where I also completed my General Surgery training. I completed my Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2021, I attained a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.
For 13 years, I worked in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas, and I was recognized as a “Top Doc” in the community. I cultivated, led, and participated in various multidisciplinary teams that improved patient safety, piloted and promoted a novel advancing health care leadership program with the TCU Neeley School of Business, was co-chair of the Mentoring onboarding committee, and served as the Surgeon Champion for EPIC implementation and optimization for the inpatient and surgery services. I served as the Medical Director of Information Services for Surgery and have received multiple hospital-based service and leadership awards.
Nationally, I have served as the chair of the EPIC Pediatric General Surgery National Steering Board charged to create gold standard surgical protocols and workflows to optimize the care of children on a global scale.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board-certified in General and Pediatric Surgery. I am a digital health technology enthusiast and strategist, embracing the development and deployment of digital therapeutics, AI integration in pediatric health care, expansion of XR-based initiatives in medical education, and patient centered-designed engagement and education activities.
My additional responsibility is Children’s Director of Digital Innovation in Pediatric Surgery.
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Duke University School of Medicine