Dr. Alex Thomas joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2018.
He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky graduating from St. Xavier High School. After graduation, he decided to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama before finding his love of Biology. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in cellular physiology in May 2009 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky graduating magna cum laude. From 2008 until 2013 he worked for the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology studying glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa in mouse models through single retinal ganglion cell recordings and presented his findings at multiple national conferences. It was during this time that his passion for medicine became very apparent and he quickly made the decision to attend medical school at the University of Louisville graduating magna cum laude and inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha in 2015. He attended Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital for his intern year of Internal Medicine during 2015-2016 and completed his residency of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2018. During his time in residency, He considered multiple specialties, however found that he loves general inpatient hospital medicine given the broad scope of disease. He joined faculty as Instructor in Medicine at Washington University beginning June 25, 2018. He is interested in quality improvement and is currently working on a quality improvement project for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease department. He has also enjoyed teaching medical students and residents during residency, and so far as faculty, and is interested in continuing medical education as a hospitalist. During his free time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking across the United States with his wife and Golden Retriever.