Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  2. General Surgeon

Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D., is a surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is also the Director of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of Robotic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida. He joined Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 immediately after completing his cardiothoracic residency in Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a recipient of the O.T. Clagett Award in 2012 for Outstanding Resident in Thoracic Surgery in 2012.

Dr. Thomas is primarily interested in advancing minimally invasive surgeries of the chest, trachea and esophagus through innovative approaches including robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and single incision thoracic surgery. He is also an expert in the management of complex chest wall diseases, both malignant and benign conditions such as pectus excavatum. He has directed the Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction course at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons University — a very popular course among thoracic surgeons — for many years.

Dr. Thomas is an experienced lung transplant surgeon, having performed the first lobar (partial) lung transplant and the first lung transplant for COVID-19 related lung failure in Mayo Clinic. He has many research publications and has presented on his experience in numerous national and international conferences. He is also an avid educator and finds great joy in mentoring.

  1. Achalasia
  2. Carcinoid tumor
  3. Chest wall deformity
  4. Diaphragm paralysis
  5. Diaphragmatic hernia
  6. Esophageal cancer
  7. Hiatal hernia
  8. Hyperhidrosis
  9. Lung cancer
  10. Mediastinal tumor
  11. Mesothelioma
  12. Myasthenia gravis
  13. Pectus excavatum
  14. Sarcoma
  15. Schwannoma
  16. Solitary fibrous tumor
  17. Thymic tumor
  18. Tracheal stenosis
  19. Tracheobronchomalacia
  20. Tracheomalacia
  21. Zenker's diverticulum
  1. Chest surgery
  2. Chest wall resection
  3. Decortication
  4. Diaphragm pacing
  5. Diaphragm plication
  6. Esophageal diverticulectomy
  7. Esophagectomy
  8. Extrapleural pneumonectomy
  9. Fundoplication
  10. Hyperhidrosis surgery
  11. Lung transplant
  12. Pectus excavatum surgery
  13. Robotic surgery
  14. Tracheal resection
  15. Tracheobronchoplasty
  16. VATS
  • Minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Surgical correction of congenital chest wall deformities
  • Benign and malignant esophageal diseases
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Improving outcomes after surgery
  • Lung transplant
  • Using Immersive Technologies for Surgery
  1. 2012
    Chief ResidentDivision of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  2. 2012
    Resident - Cardiothoracic SurgeryMayo Clinic Graduate Education
  3. 2009
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryRobert Packer Hospital
  4. 2009
    Resident - General SurgeryRobert Packer Hospital
  5. 2003
    ExternshipVeterans Affairs Medical Center
  6. 1998
    MB BSUniversity of Kerala/T.D. Medical College

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 2009
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    "I am In" Innovation AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2016
    Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Grant AwardSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  3. 2015
    FellowshipAmerican College of Surgery
  4. 2011
    O.T. Clagett Travel Award for Outstanding PerformanceDivision of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  5. 2009
    Resident of the Year - General SurgeryRobert Packer Hospital
  6. 2009
    1st Place - Stanley Conklin award - Best Research Paper in SurgeryRobert Packer Hospital
  7. 2009
    2nd place - Stanley Conklin Award - Best Research Paper in SurgeryRobert Packer Hospital
  8. 1991
    Head PrefectMarthoma Residential School
  9. 1989
    Head PrefectBethany Academy

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    ChairRobotics Committee, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberConnected Care
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Subcommittee
  4. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberCHEST
  6. 2015 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  7. 2015 - 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Florida Mortality Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberLung Cancer Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  9. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  10. 2014 - 2016
    Committee MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  11. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational Thymic Malignancy Interest Group
  12. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  13. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Enterprise Robotics Interest Group
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberRobotics Committee, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  15. 2012 - 2015
    MemberHospital Practice Committee
  16. 2011 - 2014
    LiaisonAmerican College of Surgeons
  17. 2011 - present
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  18. 2010 - present
    MemberGeneral Thoracic Surgery Club
  19. 2009 - 2012
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  20. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  21. 2008 - present
    MemberCardiothoracic Surgery Network
  22. 2008 - present
    MemberSociety for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  23. 2007 - 2015
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  24. 2007 - 2009
    MemberGeneral Surgery Resident Selection Committee, Robert Packer Hospital
  25. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  26. 2006 - 2007
    MemberClinical Quality Committee, Robert Packer Hospital
  27. 2004 - 2009
    MemberPatient care Committee, Robert Packer Hospital
  28. 1995 - 1997
    SecretaryMedicos Concord, Kerala State University, T.D. Medical College

Publications