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Sabu Thomas, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Fax: (585) 273-1129

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cardiology, Hospital Medicine, Imaging Sciences, Organ Transplant


Dr. Thomas sees patients on the Advanced Heart Failure and CCU service and specializes in heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac imaging. His research interests include clinical outcomes in heart failure, ischemic heart disease and perioperative medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.

Professional Background

Sabu Thomas M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He graduated from McMaster University in Canada with a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Biology and Physiology and obtained his M.D. at Penn State University. He went on to complete post-graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic, Washington University and the University of Minnesota. He also completed additional clinical training in cardiac MRI at Duke University and further research training at McMaster University. He joined the faculty in 2011.



MD | Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 12/31/2010
Fellowship at McMaster University GME (Canada)

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at University of Minnesota Medical Center-East Bank

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Cardiology Fellow Research Award| University of Minnesota

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Mentors in Medicine Award| Washington University

Mellinger Scholarship| Penn State University

Summa Cum Laude| McMaster University

Dean's Honor List| McMaster University

Golden Key National Honor Society | McMaster University

Ontario Scholar

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Journal Articles

Thomas S, Borges F, Bhandari M, De Beer J, Urrútia Cuchí G, Adili A, Winemaker M, Avram V, Chan MTV, Lamas C, Cruz P, Aguilera X, Garutti I, Alonso-Coello P, Villar JC, Jacka M, Wang CY, Berwanger O, Chow C, Srinathan S, Pettit S, Heels-Ansdell D, Rubery P, Devereaux PJ, Thomas S, Walsh M, Tiboni M, Guyatt G, Heels-Ansdell D, Thorlund K, Thabane L, Bhandari M, Bosch J, Chan MTV, Shatin NT, Alonso-Coello P, Berwanger O, Carlos Villar J, Wang CY, Garutti RI, Jacka MJ, Sigamani A, Srinathan S, Biccard BM, Rodseth RN, Chow CK, Abraham V, Pettit S, McQueen MJ, VanHelder T, Szczeklik W, Buse GL, Botto F, Yusuf S, Sessler DI, Kurz A, Garg AX, Mrkobrada M, Pearse RM, Polanczyk CA, Malaga G, Nagele P, Le Manach Y, Leuwer M, Devereaux PJ, , . "Association Between Myocardial Injury and Cardiovascular Outcomes of Orthopaedic Surgery: A Vascular Events in Noncardiac Surgery Patients Cohort Evaluation (VISION) Substudy." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2020 Mar 2; Epub 2020 Mar 02.

Tafreshi S, Naqvi SY, Thomas S. "Extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma presenting as inverse takotsubo-pattern cardiomyopathy treated with surgical resection." BMJ case reports.. 2018 Dec 9; 11(1)Epub 2018 Dec 09.

Gosev I, Prasad S, Knight P, Barrus B, Alexis JD, Thomas S, Vidula H, Sagebin F, Ayers BC, Wood KL. "Complete sternal-sparing HeartMate 3 implantation: a case series of ten consecutive patients." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2018 Nov 13; Epub 2018 Nov 13.



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