New Faculty

Thomas M. Maddox, M.D.

Thomas M. Maddox, M.D. joined the Department of Medicine as a Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division on June 1, 2017.

Dr. Maddox is the inaugural Director of the Health Systems Innovation Lab (HSIL), a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine. HSIL develops innovative ways to deliver care and improve the health of individuals and communities. Cross-disciplinary in nature, HSIL spurs the invention of health delivery solutions by bringing together clinicians, patients, informaticians, designers, researchers, public health experts, and private industry. As promising solutions are created, HSIL helps cultivate and spread them across BJC HealthCare and Washington University care delivery sites, the broader St. Louis community, and beyond. HSIL also serves as a conduit to the national and international healthcare innovation community, facilitating a bidirectional conversation that will accelerate collaborative innovation.

Dr. Maddox is a practicing cardiologist and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Washington University School of Medicine. Previously, he served as the National Director for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking (CART) cardiac quality program, which oversaw care in all 78 VA cardiac catheterization laboratories. He was also a staff cardiologist at the Denver VA medical center, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

His research interests have focused on the development and promotion of “learning healthcare systems”, which use real-time clinical data to inform high-value cardiology practice and research. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and has received multiple grants exploring optimal strategies of prevention and cardiac risk reduction among patients with coronary artery disease. He also holds national leadership positions overseeing initiatives in promoting high-quality cardiac care in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.