Dr. Jeffrey E. Thomas specializes in Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology. His practice is unique in its integration of microsurgery and minimally-invasive, catheter-based endovascular neurosurgery for cerebral aneurysms and other vascular brain lesions. The capability to treat such disorders by both open and neurointerventional means provides a singular advantage in making complex treatment decisions for these lesions. Dr. Thomas is one of an extremely small (fewer than 120) group of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in the United States who are fellowship-trained in, and actively perform, both types of cerebrovascular surgery for complex brain lesions.
He earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Columbia University in New York, and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the University of Southern California, respectively. His fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology was completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and his research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific abstracts and publications, and 11 patents for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Thomas is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Following his university-based academic career, he entered into private practice in 2003, affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), where he originated a comprehensive center of excellence for cerebrovascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology and stroke. Now Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Medical Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology at Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA, he is focused on originating a new center of excellence for cerebrovascular surgery and stroke at that institution.
Dr. Thomas is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Stroke Shield Foundation. The Stroke Shield Foundation epitomizes Dr. Thomas’ interests in stroke prevention, modern brain surgery, medical research and the public health. Learn more about the Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Stroke Shield Foundation at strokeshieldfoundation.org