Randal J. Thomas, M.D.

  1. Internist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Randal J. Thomas, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified internal medicine specialist with fellowship training in preventive cardiology. He attended the George Washington University School of Medicine and obtained internal medicine training at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also served as a chief resident for one year. He underwent fellowship training in preventive cardiology as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 1999, Dr. Thomas was a faculty member of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois from 1992-1996, and was a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina from 1996-1999.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Management of patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Management of patients with cholesterol abnormalities and intolerance to cholesterol lowering therapies
  • Management of patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Exercise testing
  • Evaluation and treatment of cardiac rehabilitation patients
  • Oversight of cardiac rehabilitation services for patients

Dr. Thomas has previously served as director of the Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic, and continues to serve as the medical director for the Mayo Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He has served on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Committee, and as Project Director for Healthy Living Rochester, a community-based project aimed at helping to improve the health of people living in the Rochester area. He has served as president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and is current chair of the American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology.

  1. Dyslipidemia
  2. Heart disease
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Quality improvement
  • Preventive cardiology
  1. 1992
    Fellow - Preventive Cardiology, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical ScholarStanford University
  2. 1990
    Resident - Chief Resident, Internal MedicineGeorgia Baptist Medical Center
  3. 1989
    Resident - Internal MedicineGeorgia Baptist Medical Center
  4. 1987
    Internship - Internal MedicineGeorgia Baptist Medical Center
  5. 1986
    MDGeorge Washington University
  6. 1984
    MS - Medical Biophysics and ComputingUniversity of Utah
  7. 1981
    BSBrigham Young University

Certifications

  1. 1989
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Honorary Director of Beijing Cardiac Rehabilitation Center of Integrated Chinese and Western MedicineBeijing Cardiac Rehabilitation Center of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine
  2. 2017
    Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator AwardAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  3. 2016
    Master of AACVPRAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  4. 2015
    L. Kent Smith Award of ExcellenceAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  5. 2013
    First Annual Lefkow Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at New York UniversityNew York University
  6. 2012
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  7. 2008
    FellowAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  8. 2008
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  9. 2007
    Presidential Citation AwardAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  10. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2002
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  12. 2001
    FellowCouncil on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association
  13. 2000
    Cardiovascular Health Fellow - Health Forum, Class 3Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  14. 1993
    Fellow, 4th Advanced Seminar in Preventive CardiologyInternational Society and Federation of Cardiology
  15. 1992
    Who's Who Among Rising Young AmericansAwarding Organization
  16. 1990
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical ScholarStanford/UCSF Program
  17. 1988
    Resident of the YearDepartment of Internal Medicine, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  18. 1987
    Fellow, 20th International Seminar in Preventive CardiologyInternational Society and Federation of Cardiology
  19. 1981
    Graduated with High HonorsBrigham Young University
  20. 1979
    Honors ProgramBrigham Young University
  21. 1976
    Dean's ScholarshipBrigham Young University
  22. 1976
    Honors ProgramBrigham Young University

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - 2019
    ChairCouncil on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberAdvisory Board, School of Exercise Science, University of Auckland
  3. 2016 - present
    ChairUpdated Cardiac Rehabilitation Performance Measures Writing Group, ACC/AHA Performance Measures Task Force
  4. 2015
    Grant ReviewerScottish Government Health Department
  5. 2015 - present
    MemberUniversity of Auckland Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Board
  6. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology Partners in Quality Subcommittee of the Advocacy Steering Committee (ASC) and the Clinical Quality Committee (CQC)
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberWriting Group, Scientific Advisory on Heart Healthy Dietary Patterns, American Heart Association
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberWriting Committee for ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
  9. 2014 - 2017
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Performance Measures Task Force
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Healthcare Reform Committee
  11. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMasters Committee, Mahyar Khaleghi
  12. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality of Care Committee
  13. 2011
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences
  14. 2010 - 2011
    Immediate Past PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  15. 2009 - 2010
    PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  16. 2009 - 2011
    MemberExercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee, American Heart Association
  17. 2009 - 2010
    PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  18. 2008 - 2009
    President-ElectAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  19. 2007 - 2011
    Board MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  20. 2007 - 2009
    MemberMinnesota Quality Award Task Force, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  21. 2004 - present
    DirectorCardioVision 2020
  22. 2004 - present
    DirectorCardiovascular Health Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  23. 2003 - 2004
    MemberPatient Education Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  24. 2002
    MemberMICS In-Box Sub-Group Committee, Mayo Integrated Clinical Systems Committee (MICS), Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  25. 2001 - 2002
    MemberMaRS System Development Task Force, Department of Internal Medicine
  26. 2001 - 2002
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Heart Association
  27. 2000
    MemberFaculty Recruitment Task Force, Department of Internal Medicine
  28. 2000
    Grant ReviewerNational Board of Medical Examiners
  29. 1999 - 2004
    Associate DirectorCardioVision 2020
  30. 1999
    MemberStep 3 Test Material Development Committee for Chronic Illness, United States Medical Licensing Examination
  31. 1998 - 1999
    MemberSouth Carolina Affiliate, American Heart Association
  32. 1998 - 1999
    MemberStroke Task Force, South Carolina Affiliate, American Heart Association
  33. 1996 - 1999
    MemberUSMLE Step 3 Chronic Disease Item Writing Task Force, National Board of Medical Examiners
  34. 1996 - 1999
    MemberAHA of Greenville County, South Carolina, American Heart Association
  35. 1996 - 1999
    MemberGreenville Hospital System
  36. 1996 - 1999
    MemberDepartment of Medicine, Greenville Hospital System
  37. 1996 - 1999
    MemberResidency Evaluation Committee, Department of Medicine, Greenville Hospital System
  38. 1996 - 1999
    MemberDepartment of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  39. 1996 - 1999
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  40. 1996 - 1999
    MemberManaged Care Contracts Committee, Department of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  41. 1996 - 1999
    MemberBoard of Directors, AHA of Greenville County, South Carolina, American Heart Association
  42. 1995
    MemberIllinois Diabetes Coalition
  43. 1994 - 1996
    MemberIllinois Coalition Against Tobacco
  44. 1993 - 1996
    MemberNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  45. 1993 - 1996
    MemberMedical Student Research Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  46. 1993 - 1994
    MemberDemographics Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  47. 1993 - 1994
    MemberOutlook 21 (Strategic Planning), Demographics Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  48. 1992 - 2015
    MemberCouncil on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association
  49. 1992 - 1996
    MemberChicago Hispanic Health Coalition
  50. 1992 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  51. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  52. 1989 - 1992
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  53. 1989 - 1990
    MemberCode 99 Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  54. 1989 - 1990
    MemberMedical Library Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  55. 1989 - 1990
    MemberNewtonhouse Older Adult Services Planning Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  56. 1989 - 1990
    MemberDepartment of Medicine, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  57. 1989 - 1990
    MemberResidency Evaluation Committee, Department of Medicine, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  58. 1988 - 1990
    MemberGeorgia Baptist Medical Center
  59. 1988 - 1989
    MemberCoronary Intensive Care Unit Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  60. 1987 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  61. 1987 - present
    MemberWorld Heart Federation
  62.  
    MemberExercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee, American Heart Association
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