David C Thomas

David C Thomas, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation and Human Performance
  • PROFESSOR | Medical Education


Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

Dr. David C. Thomas is an Internal Medicine physician and a tenured Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance. Since 2011, he has been the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education. And in 2012, he became Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System.

In addition to his medical degree, he has a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He holds board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since 2004, he has been the Medical Director and Co-Founder of the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), which is a student-run, attending directed free clinic for uninsured East Harlem residents.

As Vice Chair for Education, Dr. Thomas is actively involved the development and implementation of educational programs and strategies for the Department of Medicine. He oversees undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education as well as continuing medical education for all physicians in the Department across the seven campus hospitals in the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also actively involved in the recruitment, training and mentoring of interns, residents and fellows.

Additionally, he developed and is currently the Director of the Medical Education Track for the Internal Medicine Residency Programs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Director of the Acute Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic where he precepts for housestaff on ambulatory block rotation.  In addition, he is a member of the Institute for Medical Education and an active member of the Selection Committee to help elect and recruit core medical educators for the medical school. He develops curricula and presents both nationally and internationally on topics within Internal Medicine, Primary Care and Continuing Medical Education. 

He is the Chair of the Community Advisory Board for The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he is intricately involved in the relationship between the hospital, school and community. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the Association of Specialty Professors, Association of Professors of Medicine, and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and has held leadership positions in the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Thomas has written for a variety of publications on the topics of caring for vulnerable populations, musculoskeletal medicine in primary care and a variety of medical education projects. 

In the News: Dr. Thomas discusses the flu in The Daily News special feature "The Daily Check Up."
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Primary Care


MD, Hahnemann University

Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hosp. Med. Ctr. of NY

Residency, Rehabilitation Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hosp. Med. Ctr. of NY

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