Tina Thomas, MD

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Dr. Thomas is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, with specialty training in advanced minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Thomas elected to attend medical school in India and graduated with distinction. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut, where she received awards for resident excellence and leadership by example. Dr. Thomas has completed two fellowships, in surgical critical care and advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, from the University of Michigan and Hackensack University Medical Center respectively. 

Dr. Thomas is a member of the Society of the American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

Dr. Thomas was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Union county. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. 

Academic

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College, A Harvard Medical International Affiliate University
    Chennai, India
    Doctor of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training & Surgical Residency

  • University of Connecticut
    Farmington, CT
    Surgical Resident

Surgical Fellowship

  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Surgical Critical Care
  • Hackensack University Medical Center 
    Hackensack, NJ
    Advanced Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Revision of failed Bariatric Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Advanced Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal gland)
  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection (for colon cancer, diverticulitis or polyps)
  • Hernia Repair (inguinal & ventral)
  • Nissen Fundoplication (treatment of acid reflux)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Overlook Medical Center
    99 Beauvoir Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07902
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset
    110 Rehill Ave.
    Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Morristown Medical Center
    100 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Chilton Medical Center
    97 West Parkway
    Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Peer Reviewed

  1. Obesity is not an Independent Risk Factor for Adverse Perioperative and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Following Open AAA Repair or EVAR; Brian Park, MD; Phong Dargon, MD;  Christopher Binette, MD; Bruna Babic MD; Tina Thomas MD; Thomas Divinigracia, MD;  Michael Dahn, MD, PhD;  and James Menzoian, MD; Vascular and Endovascular Surgery October 2011; Volume 45 (7) 607-614
  2. Ovarian Steroid Cell Tumor, Not Otherwise Specified, Associated with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Rare Tumors of an Endocrine Disease; Tina T. Thomas, Kimberly R. Ruscher, Srinivas Mandavilli, Fabiola Balarezo, Christine M. Finck; Journal of Pediatric Surgery June 2013; Volume 48 (6) 23-27
  3. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Requirements for General Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery: Evaluation of Current Operative Volume on Resident Completion of Index Cases; Abstract in Journal of American College of Surgeons; Oct 2015; Tina Thomas, Peter F Ehrlich MD
  4. Development of an Operative Suspension System for the Performance of MRI-OR Guided Laparoscopic Anoplasty; Tina Thomas, Daniel H. Teitelbaum, Ranjith Vellody, Dragan Spremo, Samual Elkins, Robert Ladouceur, David Nagy, Marcus D. Jarboe; Pediatric Surgery International March 2016; Volume 32 (3) 301-306
  5. Insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters in neonates less than 1.5 kg using ultrasound guidance; Johnson, K.N., Thomas, T., Grove, J. et al. Pediatric Surgery International September 2016; Volume 32 (11) 1053-1057
  6.  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assisted laparoscopic anorectoplasty for imperforate anus: a single center experience. Thomas, T.T., Teitelbaum, D.H., Smith, E.A. et al. Pediatric Surgery International October 2016; Volume 33 (1) 15-21
  7.  Tissue-directed Implantation using Ultrasound Visualization is an Effective Technique for Development of Pediatric Solid Tumor Xenografts. Van Noord, R., Thomas, T., Krook M. et al. In Vivo Sept-Oct 2017; Volume 31: 779-791
  8. Alternative NHEJ Pathway Proteins as Components of MYCN Oncogenic Activity in Human Neural Crest Stem Cell Differentiation: Implications for Neuroblastoma Initiation. Erika A. Newman, Sahiti Chukkapalli, Daniela Bashllari, Tina Thomas, Raelene Van Noord, Elizabeth R. Lawlor, Mark J. Hoenerhoff, Anthony W. Opipari, Valerie P. Opipari. Cell Death and Differentiation Dec 2017 13;8(12):3208
  9. Utilization of Ultrasound Guided Tissue-directed Cellular Implantation for the Establishment of Biologically Relevant Metastatic Tumor Xenografts. Tina T. Thomas, Sahiti Chukkapalli, Raelene A. Van Noord, Melanie Krook, Mark J. Hoenerhoff, Jonathan R. Dillman, Elizabeth R. Lawlor, Valerie P. Opipari, Erika A. Newman. J Vis Exp. 2018 May 25;(135)
  10. Pediatric Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration: An Opportunity to Decrease ERCP Complications. Overman RE Jr, Hsieh LB, Thomas TT, Gadepalli SK, Geiger J. J Surg Res. 2019 May 23;242:318-322

Chapters

  1. APSA Not a Textbook Co Author; ECLS and Management; Christine Finck MD, Tina Thomas MD, Samir K Gadepalli MD, Ana Ruzic MD, Christine Rader MD (available online at http://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829025/all/Extracorporeal_Life_Support)
  2. Maingot’s Abdominal Surgery 13th Edition; Chapter 9 Pediatric GI Surgery; Tina T Thomas MD, Cabrini Sutherland MD, Ronald Hirschl MD
  1. Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Annual Meeting; September 2017; Poster Presentation; Ultrasound Use for ECLS Cannula Position in Children: Avoiding pitfalls in difficult situations; Samir K Gadepalli
  2. American Pediatric Surgery Association Annual Meeting; May 2017; Oral Poster Presentation; Variability in Management of Hirschsprung’s Disease: APSA Survey Results; Samir K Gadepalli
  3. American Association of Pediatrics; Oct 2015; Poster Presentation; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Requirements for General Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery: Evaluation of Current Operative Volume on Resident Completion of Index Cases; Abstract published in American Journal of Surgeons; Oct 2015; Peter F Ehrlich
  4. American Association of Pediatrics; Oct 2015; Podium Presentation; MR OR Laparoscopic Anoplasty Case Series; Marcus D Jarboe
  5. American College of Surgeons Oct 2015; Podium Presentation; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Requirements for General Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery: Evaluation of Current Operative Volume on Resident Completion of Index Cases; Abstract published in American Journal of Surgeons; Peter F Ehrlich
  6. CHEPS Symposium Aug 2015 Poster Presentation; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Requirements for General Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery: Evaluation of Current Operative Volume on Resident Completion of Index Cases; Oct 2015; Peter F Ehrlich
  7. Resident Trauma Competition, Boston, November 2012. Podium Presentation; Orthopedic Injuries in Children: Boon or Burden for Pediatric Trauma Centers?
  8. CTACS November 2012, Podium Presentation: Ovarian Adrenal Rest Tumors: Rare Tumors of an Endocrine Disease, Case Report
  9. CTACS November 2012, Podium Presentation: Orthopedic Injuries in Children: Boon or Burden for Pediatric Trauma Centers?
  10. CTACS October 2011, Podium Presentation: Drowning in Connecticut: A Retrospective Review of the Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Potential Preventive Measures

American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)