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Aaron C. Thomas, M.D.

  1. Sports Medicine Specialist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Thomas graduated from West Virginia University in 2007 with a degree in Forensic Chemistry then attended medical school at West Virginia University, graduating in 2012.  He then completed a Transitional Year internship before serving as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon for several years as part of a Health Professions Scholarship recipient. After completion of active duty service, Dr. Thomas completed an Emergency Medicine residency at West Virginia University where he served as Chief Resident followed by Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of Arizona, graduating in June of 2022. He came on full time at Mayo clinic in July of 2022 with dual appointment in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery where he splits time in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports, serving as a team physician for Arizona State University.

  1. 2022
    Fellowship - Primary Care Sports MedicineUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
  2. 2021
    Chief Resident - Emergency MedicineWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  3. 2021
    Residency - Emergency MedicineWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  4. 2020
    Assistant Chief Resident - Emergency MedicineWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  5. 2014
    Residency - Transitional YearWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  6. 2012
    MDWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  7. 2008
    Certificate - Medical ScienceDrexel University
  8. 2007
    BS - Forensic and Investigative Science with emphasis on ChemistryWest Virginia University

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Chief ResidentEmergency Medicine Residency, West Virginia University
  2. 2020
    Senior Resident "Team Player" AwardEmergency Medicine Residency, West Virginia University
  3. 2019
    Assistant Chief ResidentEmergency Medicine Residency, West Virginia University
  4. 2018
    Air Force Achievement MedalUnited States Air Force
  5. 2018
    Joint Services Commendation Medal x2United States Air Force
  6. 2018
    Global War on Terrorism MedalUnited States Air Force
  7. 2018
    Inherent Resolve Campaign MedalUnited States Air Force
  8. 2018
    Afghanistan Campaign MedalUnited States Air Force
  9. 2018
    Air MedalUnited States Air Force
  10. 2018
    Aerial Achievement MedalUnited States Air Force
  11. 2014
    Flight Surgeon Recognition as GraduateAerospace Medicine Primary Course, Wright Patterson AFB, United States Air Force
  12. 2008
    Graduated from Commissioned Office Training with HonorsUnited States Air Force
  13. 2007
    Cum laudeWest Virginia University
  14. 2007
    MemberPhi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honorary Tau Chapter, West Virginia University
  15. 2007
    MemberNational Society of Collegiate Scholars
  16. 2007
    Certificate of Achievement for Academic ExcellenceEberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University
  17. 2007
    Forensic Science Outstanding ChemistWest Virginia University
  18. 2006
    Certificate of Achievement for Academic ExcellenceEberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University
  19. 2003
    VFW ScholarshipVeterans of Foreign Wars
  20. 2003
    Dean's List of Outstanding ScholarsWest Virginia University
  21. 2003
    Blue and Gold ScholarshipWest Virginia University
  22. 2003
    ScholarshipJeffersonton Ruritan Club
  23. 2003
    Employee ScholarshipFood Lion
  24. 2003
    Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    Medical LiaisonGuaranteed Rate Bowl, NCAA
  2. 2023
    Medical LiaisonColangelo Classic Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, NCAA
  3. 2023
    Site Medical ProviderSection 7 High School Tournament, Arizona Basketball Coaches Association
  4. 2023
    PhysicianSideline Team Emergency Physician (STEP), VRBO Fiesta Bowl, NCAA
  5. 2023 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  6. 2019 - 2022
    Resident MemberEmergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA)
  7. 2019
    Resident MemberConsensus Conference Subcommittee on Wellness, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberWellness Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  10. 2013 - 2014
    RepresentativeTransitional Year Education Committee, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  11. 2008 - 2012
    Community ServiceWest Virginia University School of Medicine

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