Abey Thomas, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine - University Hospitals


Dr. Thomas was born in the United Arab Emirates and attended Medical School in Moscow, Russian Federation. He then worked for several years in India as a General Practitioner before moving to the United States and undergoing his residency training in Internal Medicine as well as his fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at New York Hospital Queens – a teaching affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Besides his clinical interests in the subjects of fluid and electrolyte balance, Dr. Thomas brings to UTSW firsthand knowledge of the healthcare systems in four different countries and experience working on hospital workflow/quality improvement projects especially in the fields of physician service handoffs and electronic medical records. He has a keen interest in the evolving role of Hospitalists in the healthcare system and with special emphasis on their impact on efficient delivery of care and medical education.

Dr. Thomas is an avid foodie and traveler, loves tinkering with technology, and likes to spend most of his time outside of work with his extended family and friends.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (2009-2011), Nephrology
  • Residency - New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens (2004-2007), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Russian State Medical University (1992-1998)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Nephrology (2009), Member
  • National Kidney Foundation (2010), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Joe Dwek Teacher of the Year Award 2007, Senior resident teaching award at New York Hospital Queens
Books & Publications
  • Physician handoff
  • Involuntary discharge from dialysis units