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 James D Thomas
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James D Thomas
James D Thomas James D Thomas

Northwestern University, Chicago (United States of America)

Specialities : Echocardiography , Valvular Heart Disease

James D. Thomas, MD, FACC, FASE, FESC, is Professor and Director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at Northwestern University in Chicago. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Dr. Thomas attended Harvard College (graduating summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics) and Harvard Medical School before training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Vermont. He has over 650 peer reviewed publications with an h-index of 137 and is past-president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), currently co-chairing a committee to standardize strain echocardiography. Dr. Thomas also serves as lead scientist for ultrasound with NASA, focusing on the effects of space on cardiovascular function. Other research interests include cardiac mechanics, application of new echocardiography technology, and integration of engineering principles into clinical decision-making. When not reading echoes, Dr. Thomas enjoys cooking, skiing, scuba diving, and the occasional bungee jump.

12 presentations from this speaker

Expert advice: cardiac imaging for risk stratification in heart failure.

Event : ESC Congress 2019

  • Session : Expert Advice - Cardiac imaging for risk stratification
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

Imaging restriction and constriction with echocardiography: a checklist approach.

Event : ESC Congress 2019

  • Session : The right heart in echocardiography
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)
  • Image Interpretation with the Masters

Role of multi-modality imaging in cardiac sarcoid and amyloid detection.

Event : ESC Congress 2019

  • Session : Role of multi-modality imaging in cardiac sarcoid and amyloid detection
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

Cardiac magnetic resonance for all acute coronary syndromes without coronary artery stenosis - CONTRA.

Event : EuroEcho 2018

  • Session : Controversies in imaging coronary artery disease
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

Rebuttal - CONTRA.

Event : EuroEcho 2018

  • Session : Controversies in imaging coronary artery disease
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

The “Top Ten” pitfalls in cardiac ultrasound you should know.

Event : ESC Congress 2018

  • Session : The "Top Ten" Diagnostic Pitfalls
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

What is the mechanical meaning of strain?

Event : EuroEcho 2018

  • Session : How to assess myocardial strain?
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

Cardiac mechanics and hemodynamics - behind the scene.

Event : EuroEcho 2017

  • Session : Computing in Echocardiography and multimodality imaging
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

Handheld echo devices

Event : ESC Congress 2017

  • Session : Advanced echocardiography – When to use which technology?
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

State of the art in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Event : ESC Congress 2016

  • Session : Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

A must in mitral interventions.

Event : EuroEcho 2015

  • Session : 3D inside the cath lab
  • Speaker : JD Thomas (Chicago,US)

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