Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas, MD

  • Internal Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-7777

About Me

When I was younger, I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents and saw how much they respected their own physician—that inspired me. Add in my interest in science and a few medical shows from the 1970s, like M.A.S.H. and Emergency, and I was sold on becoming a doctor. After getting my bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard in 1991, I came to medical school at Ohio State. I’ve spent some of the best years of my adult life at Ohio State and in Columbus, with my wife, Lisa Wilkins Doran, and our three kids.

As Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, my role includes oversight of inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department services at our five hospitals, outpatient clinics and specialized care facilities. Some of my key responsibilities include facilitating care between our specialties and coordinating collaboration between departments; guiding organizational strategy and representing physicians around the business table; enforcing rules when necessary and—perhaps my favorite part of the job—mentoring students, residents and younger physicians.

In addition, even after moving into an administrative role, I’ve always maintained my connection to patient care and still see patients a couple times a week. It is a crucial part of not only my own personal job satisfaction, but my role as CMO. It’s what keeps me focused on helping everyone at Ohio State deliver the best possible care and allows me to see the impact of organizational decisions.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Member of the Chief Medical Officers Group Steering Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Member of the Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Member of the Council of the Ohio State Medical Association, 2013-current

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/1/1995

Residency

Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1998

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Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/26/1998

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Reviews

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 06, 2018

Outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2018

all good

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Excellent.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

He is the best of the best! I only wish that we could put Andy in a copying machine and make several more just like him.

Reviewed on May 13, 2018

Excellent care.

Reviewed on May 03, 2018

Always thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2018

He was excellent as usual.

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

Thorough discussion and communication.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2018

"Bedside manner" is the best I have ever experienced. Medical knowledge is over the top and personal interaction is enjoyable.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Andy is fantastic.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Thomas has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • Facilities Management eXpress