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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins SIU Med School

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Michael Thomas, MD

Aug. 23, 2016 - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine alumnus Michael Jon Thomas, MD, MS, '09, has joined the faculty of his alma mater as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the School's group practice.

Thomas has been a member of the Illinois Army National Guard since 2007. He serves as a general surgeon and major in the Company C of the 634th Brigade Support Battalion. Before joining SIU School of Medicine, Thomas completed a cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison (2016) and a general surgery residency at SIU School of Medicine (2014). He earned his medical degree at SIU School of Medicine (2009) and his master's and bachelor degrees at Bemidji State University in Minnesota (2005, 2002).

A native of Freeport, Thomas is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He is also an advanced trauma life support instructor.

Thomas, his wife, Kayla, and their two sons live in Springfield.

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