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Laura Thomas, M.D.

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Associate Program Director, Associate Program Director, General, Geriatric & Hospital Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Laura Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and proceeded to complete Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include general pulmonology and critical care. Her medical education interests include simulation training, procedural training, board preparation, and clinician educator development.

Education and Training
  • BA, Religion, Baylor University, Baylor, Texas
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Critical Care, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Kansas License, State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Thoracic Society, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Member, 2008 - Present

Publications
  • Brownback, Kyle., R, Thomas, Laura., A, Simpson, Steven., Q. 2014. Role of bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrate in immunocompromised patients. Current Opinion in Infectious Disease, 27 (4), 322-328
  • Brownback, Kyle., R, Thomas, Laura., A, McGuirk, Joseph., P, Ganguly, Siddhartha, Streiler, Christopher, Abhyankar, Sunil. 2017. Effect of rituximab on pulmonary function in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome due to graft-versus-host-disease. Lung, 195 (6), 781-788
  • Diederich, Emily, Thomas, Laura, Mahnken, Jonathan, Lineberry, Matthew. 2018. Pretest scores uniquely predict 1-year-delayed performance in a simulation-based mastery course for central line insertion. Simulation in Healthcare, 13 (3), 163-167
  • Mohyuddin, G, Isom, Nicholas, Thomas, Laura. 2019. Applying the Principles of Bloom’s Taxonomy to Managing Tachyarrhythmia: Results of a Tachyarrhythmia Workshop. Cureus, 11 (2), e4037
  • Castillo, Sonia, Thomas, Laura, Yarlagadda, Sri, Newman, Jessica. 2020. Poll Everywhere to Encourage Learning Satisfaction and Participation in Internal Medicine Fellowship Didactics. Cureus, 12 (2), e7078
  • Mohyuddin, G, Jobe, Amanda, Thomas, Laura. 2020. Does Use of High-fidelity Simulation Improve Resident Physician Competency and Comfort Identifying and Managing Bradyarrhythmias? . Cureus, 12 (2), e6872
  • Mohyuddin, G., R, Lester, Katherine, Thomas, Laura, Eck, Leigh., M, Newman, Jessica., R. 2021. Implementation of an Audience Response System in a Case Conference Curriculum: Results of a Placebo-Controlled Trial. Cureus, 13 (2), e13512