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Dwayne Thomas

M.D., M.M.M.
Physician Consultant

Background


Dr. Dwayne Thomas is a Physician Consultant with Joint Commission Resources. He is a pulmonary/critical care medicine physician with more than 30 years of experience in public, private and academic medical centers.

Dr. Thomas spent much of his career in academic medicine and has extensive experience in medical staff and hospital leadership having served as a Chief Medical Officer, VP of Medical Affairs, and Chief Executive Officer. His unique experiences have resulted in firsthand experiences in the management of “real life/real time” emergency management challenges, (e.g., preparation for the first Superbowl post 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina and Maria, and a California mass shooting). Additionally, Dr. Thomas has served as a Joint Commission surveyor, which undoubtedly helps shapes his approach to the consulting process.

Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Assistant Dean Minority Relations, Health Sciences Center, UF College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Associate Professor of Medicine - LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Executive Leader


  • Chief Medical Officer, Medical Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Chief Executive Officer, Medical Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Associate Dean, Health Quality and Patient Safety, LSU School of Medicine, LA, USA
  • Vice President Medical Affairs Dignity Health, San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Professor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL, USA
  • The Joint Commission, Physician Surveyor

Professional Affiliations and Certifications


  • Am College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • Am Thoracic Society
  • Am College of Physicians, Fellow
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Am College of Physician Executives
  • Assoc of American Medical Colleges
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine 1989 (Lifetime)

Education


  • Doctor of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Masters in Medical Management, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Ochsner Medical Institutions, LA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science Chemistry, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, USA