Randal J. Thomas, M.D.

  1. Internist

Departments

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. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association Better Hearts, Bigger Cities Project Group
  2. 2018 - present
    Vice ChairACC/AHA Hypertension Performance Measures Writing Group
  3. 2017 - 2019
    ChairCouncil on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  4. 2017 - 2019
    ChairAACVPR/ACC/AHA Scientific Statement on Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation
  5. 2016 - 2018
    ChairUpdated Cardiac Rehabilitation Performance Measures Writing Group, ACC/AHA Performance Measures Task Force
  6. 2016 - 2017
    MemberACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline Writing Group
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberAdvisory Board, School of Exercise Science, University of Auckland
  8. 2015
    Grant ReviewerScottish Government Health Department
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberUniversity of Auckland Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Board
  10. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology Partners in Quality Subcommittee of the Advocacy Steering Committee (ASC) and the Clinical Quality Committee (CQC)
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberWriting Group, Scientific Advisory on Heart Healthy Dietary Patterns, American Heart Association
  12. 2014 - present
    MemberWriting Committee for ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
  13. 2014 - 2017
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Performance Measures Task Force
  14. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Healthcare Reform Committee
  15. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMasters Committee, Mahyar Khaleghi
  16. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality of Care Committee
  17. 2011
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences
  18. 2010 - 2011
    Immediate Past PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  19. 2009 - 2010
    PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  20. 2009 - 2011
    MemberExercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee, American Heart Association
  21. 2009 - 2010
    PresidentAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  22. 2008 - 2009
    President-ElectAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  23. 2007 - 2011
    Board MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  24. 2007 - 2009
    MemberMinnesota Quality Award Task Force, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 2004 - present
    DirectorCardioVision 2020
  26. 2004 - present
    DirectorCardiovascular Health Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  27. 2003 - 2004
    MemberPatient Education Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  28. 2002
    MemberMICS In-Box Sub-Group Committee, Mayo Integrated Clinical Systems Committee (MICS), Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  29. 2001 - 2002
    MemberMaRS System Development Task Force, Department of Internal Medicine
  30. 2001 - 2002
    Grant ReviewerAmerican Heart Association
  31. 2000
    MemberFaculty Recruitment Task Force, Department of Internal Medicine
  32. 2000
    Grant ReviewerNational Board of Medical Examiners
  33. 1999 - 2004
    Associate DirectorCardioVision 2020
  34. 1999
    MemberStep 3 Test Material Development Committee for Chronic Illness, United States Medical Licensing Examination
  35. 1998 - 1999
    MemberSouth Carolina Affiliate, American Heart Association
  36. 1998 - 1999
    MemberStroke Task Force, South Carolina Affiliate, American Heart Association
  37. 1996 - 1999
    MemberUSMLE Step 3 Chronic Disease Item Writing Task Force, National Board of Medical Examiners
  38. 1996 - 1999
    MemberAHA of Greenville County, South Carolina, American Heart Association
  39. 1996 - 1999
    MemberGreenville Hospital System
  40. 1996 - 1999
    MemberDepartment of Medicine, Greenville Hospital System
  41. 1996 - 1999
    MemberResidency Evaluation Committee, Department of Medicine, Greenville Hospital System
  42. 1996 - 1999
    MemberDepartment of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  43. 1996 - 1999
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  44. 1996 - 1999
    MemberManaged Care Contracts Committee, Department of Medical Education, Greenville Hospital System
  45. 1996 - 1999
    MemberBoard of Directors, AHA of Greenville County, South Carolina, American Heart Association
  46. 1995
    MemberIllinois Diabetes Coalition
  47. 1994 - 1996
    MemberIllinois Coalition Against Tobacco
  48. 1993 - 1996
    MemberNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  49. 1993 - 1996
    MemberMedical Student Research Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  50. 1993 - 1994
    MemberDemographics Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  51. 1993 - 1994
    MemberOutlook 21 (Strategic Planning), Demographics Committee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  52. 1992 - 2015
    MemberCouncil on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association
  53. 1992 - 1996
    MemberChicago Hispanic Health Coalition
  54. 1992 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  55. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  56. 1989 - 1992
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  57. 1989 - 1990
    MemberCode 99 Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  58. 1989 - 1990
    MemberMedical Library Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  59. 1989 - 1990
    MemberNewtonhouse Older Adult Services Planning Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  60. 1989 - 1990
    MemberDepartment of Medicine, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  61. 1989 - 1990
    MemberResidency Evaluation Committee, Department of Medicine, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  62. 1988 - 1990
    MemberGeorgia Baptist Medical Center
  63. 1988 - 1989
    MemberCoronary Intensive Care Unit Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  64. 1987 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  65. 1987 - present
    MemberWorld Heart Federation
  66.  
    MemberExercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Committee, American Heart Association
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