Physicians and staff
Deepak P. Thomas, MD, MPhil
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
View Dr. Thomas's publications on PubMed.
Dr. Thomas joined the Pauley Heart Center in the summer of 2015 as an assistant professor, specializing in interventional cardiology. He works downtown at the MCV Campus as well as VCU’s offices in Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights, conducting peripheral vascular and percutaneous coronary interventions. He is board certified in five disciplines: interventional cardiology, general cardiology, echocardiography, vascular ultrasound (RPVI), and internal medicine.
Born in Norfolk, Dr. Thomas received his B.A. (Honors) in Literatures & Cultures in English from Brown University in 2002 and was then awarded a full scholarship to Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where he was only one of two Americans that year to receive an M.Phil. postgraduate degree in 18th-century British Literature. He returned to the United States and earned his M.D. from VCU School of Medicine in 2007, next completing his internship at Yale University in 2008 and his residency at Yale University in 2010.
Before joining VCU in 2015, Dr. Thomas was an assistant professor of medicine, practicing primary care as an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine and an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology (level III peripheral vascular and coronary intervention) at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Thomas is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. His volunteer medical work includes serving under Mother Theresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta, India, and providing volunteer medical outreach in inner-city St. Louis with Health Connection. During his time at Yale University, Dr. Thomas was a Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar, manning a 50-person medical ward in Eritrea, East Africa.