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Albert G. Thomas

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residency, OB/GYN
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Albert George Thomas is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Senior Consultant of Family Planning Services at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

    He is also Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at North General Hospital in Harlem, Chief of Gynecology at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Medical Director of "The Door," a well known Adolescent Health Center in SoHo, committed to caring for NYC's neediest adolescents.

    Dr. Thomas serves as a board member for several healthcare advocacy groups such as Planned Parenthood of NYC (PPNYC) and (PRCH) Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. He serves on the NYC Planned Parenthood Medical Advisory Board, is Chair of the New York County Medical Society Medical Economics Committee, and is Chair of the Data Collection Committee of the Health Disparities Committee of the Medical Society of New York State (MSSNY).

    In addition, Dr. Thomas is a consultant for gynecological services at the North General Hospital Center for Special Services, a comprehensive HIV program. He is also the GYN consultant for the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention a joint venture of Memorial Sloane Kettering and North General Hospital.

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Thomas has practiced general Gynecology and Obstetrics on the Upper East Side, of New York City, caring for thousands of women and attending to their newborn infants. A future goal is to expand his unique practice of general gynecologic care throughout the City to those most in need of healthcare education and care.

Research

Dr. Thomas' Research

Dr. Thomas has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, written several book chapters, and presented at a number of national and international meetings.

Research interests include examination of the biological mechanism(s) of enhancement of co-infection between chlamydia or gonorrhea and HIV utilizing in vitro tissue culture models.

In 2006, Dr. Thomas received a Masters degree in Clinical Research from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University. This degree in translational research is an essential step to diminishing healthcare disparities observed in the Harlem community.

Dr. Thomas is committed to leading a funded Health Disparities Research group in the Division of Gynecology and Infectious Diseases dedicated to improved understanding of how sexually transmitted infections affect the innate immune system and whether this interaction contributes to the persistence of such infections among underserved ethnic groups.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Thomas during 2012 and/or 2013. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Schering-Plough (Merck & Co., Inc.)

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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