Dr. Thomas is an Associate Program Director and Hospitalist at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and is a product of our own Internal Medicine residency program. She started her career in hospital medicine at the VA medical center here in Indianapolis before transitioning to her current role as a hospitalist at IU Health Methodist Hospital. This clinical role has afforded her the opportunity to partner with the administration at IU Health Methodist Hospital to continue to improve the quality of resident education at that site. Within the program, Dr. Thomas uses her clinical role as a hospitalist in the pre-operative medicine clinic as a means of providing this unique educational experience to our residents. In addition, she co-leads the wellness curriculum with fellow Associate Program Director, Dr. Julie Vannerson, and Key Clinical Educator for Outpatient Internal Medicine, Dr. Jimmy Hotz.
In 2021, Dr. Thomas assumed a new role within the IU School of Medicine as the statewide competency director for the newly created Health Equity, Advocacy, & Leadership (HEAL) competency. This allowed her to align her passion for education across the spectrum with her interest in health equity and the optimization of care in communities that have been historically underserved.