Dr. Regan ThomasUSA

 

 

REGAN THOMAS, M.D.

270 East Pearson Street #601

Chicago, Illinois 60611

312-636-5342

jreganthomas@gmail.com

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Professor, Facial plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Chicago, Illinois

2018 – present

 

Mansueto Professor and Head

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

2001 – 2018

Recruited outstanding faculty with significant racial and gender diversity.  Developed annual budgets and departmental strategic plan for clinical teaching and research missions. Served on the medical school Medical Practice Plan executive committee.  Secured two endowed professorships, three endowed lectureships and an endowed named laboratory facility.  Created a departmental alumni organization.  Developed two profitable off campus clinical centers.

 

Professor and Chairman

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

School of Medicine, Saint Louis University

1995-2001

Successful budget and clinical activity. Strategic faculty recruitment. Established a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery division and established a fellowship program.  Developed a successful off campus clinical facility. Headed teaching, clinical, and research mission.

Director, Adult Division of Otolaryngology

Director, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery

College of Medicine, Washington University

1983-1990

 

Established University’s first facial plastic surgery division.  Oversaw adult patient clinical activities for faculty and resident physicians.   Managed research division and research faculty.  Established off site clinical office.  Participated in medical student and resident physician education and curricular activities.

 

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

 

PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

International medical specialty professional organization.  Represents national surgical specialty in legislative, education, and public relations activities.  Supervise full time administrative staff and Washington DC based legislative staff.

 

PRESIDENT, AMERICAN BOARD OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

National surgical specialty certifying board. Oversight of national credentialing examination.  Supervise full time administrative staff.

 

PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

National medical specialty professional organization.  Represented national medical specialty in legislative, inter specialty, and public relations matters.  Provides national level continuing medical education (CME) courses, seminars, and symposia.  Supervise full time professional staff.

 

CHAIRMAN, National ENT PAC

Head up national medical specialty political action committee (PAC).  Oversee full time staff and elected board of directors.  Interact with US Senate and House candidates and elected officials regarding legislative and regulatory issues.  Head fundraising activities.

 

TREASURER, ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL PAC

State medical political action committee (PAC).  Oversight of funding and expenses for PAC activity at state legislative level. Interact with candidates for state level offices and elected officials including state House and Senate.

 

CHAIRMAN, COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS

Illinois State Medical Society.  Oversee full time staff activities (ISMS) and responsible for media contacts, publications and membership communications for state professional organization.

 

TRUSTEE, DRURY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 1988-2002

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ELMHURST ART MUSEUM, 2009 – 2011

Chairman of fundraising and development committee.  Participation in governance and leadership of public contemporary art museum.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Drury College                                                             A.B. (Biology) 1968

University of Missouri School of Medicine                M.D. 1972

Yale University Medical Center                                 Surgery Residency 1973

University of Missouri School of Medicine               Otolaryngology Residency 1973-76

Northwestern Univ. Dept. of Otolaryngology            Fellowship, Facial Plastic Surgery 1979

 

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

6 textbooks published

Co-editor new edition multi-volume textbook, Cummings – 2015

Over 200 journal publications and textbook chapters

Editor, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics journal – 1993-present

Editor, Missouri Medicine – Missouri state medical journal – 1992-2001

Editorial Board, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery – 1998-2005

Editorial Board, Facial Plastic Surgery – 1993-present

Editorial Board, Laryngoscope – 1984-1988

Editorial Board, (Associate Editor) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board of Directors, Residency Review Council (RRC), ACGME specialty training and     accreditation council – 1992-1998

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

CORE Research Grant (Bernstein Research Grant), grant awarded for active research in surgical specialty 2007-2010

CORE Research Grant (Bernstein Research Grant), grant awarded for active research in surgical specialty 2011-2014

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Kellogg National Fellow (Kellogg Foundation) – 1986-1989

Outstanding Young Alumnus, University of Missouri School of Medicine – 1985

Ronald McDonald House, Outstanding Service Award – 1983

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Alumni Award

(University of Missouri School of Medicine) – 1988

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award – 1987

American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Honor Award – 1989

Distinguished Alumni Award, Drury College – 1993

Best Doctors In America (Woodward/White Inc.)

Missouri State Medical Association, Distinguished Service Award – 2001

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service       Award – 2005

Jacques Joseph Award, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery – 2010

University of Missouri School of Medicine Citation of Merit/ Alumnus of the Year – 2012

Mexican Society of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery Honor Award  – 2017

Mentor of the Year Award; AAO-HNS Young Physician Section – 2018

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR AND LECTURESHIPS

Howard W. Smith Lecturer, Columbia University, New York   –   1999

John Q. Adams Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville   –   1999

Louis Clerf Lectureship, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia   – 2001

Frank A. Lamberson, MD Distinguished Lecturer, Univ. of Michigan – 2001

Robert L. Simmons, MD Visiting Professor, Univ. of Miami   –   2002

John F. Daly Visiting Professor and Lecturer, New York University   – 2002

Ege University, Honorary Faculty and Lecturer, Izmir, Turkey   –   2005

Medical College of Georgia, Visiting Professor, Augusta   –   2004

Oregon Health Sciences University, Visiting Lecturer, Portland   –   2004

  1. Floyd Kyser, MD, Distinguished Lecturer, University of Arkansas –   2005

Horst R. Konrad Visiting Professor, Southern Illinois University   –   2006

University of Texas Health Sciences, Visiting Professor, San Antonio   –   2007

Emory University, Visiting Professor, Atlanta – 2010

University of Maryland, Blanchard-Kleinan Lecturer, Baltimore – 2010

University of Alabama, George Barber Lecture, Birmingham – 2010

University of Missouri, Legacy Lecturer, Columbia – 2011

Holt Distinguished Lecturer, University of Texas, San Antonio – 2013

Royal Society of  Medicine, Honored Lecturer, London – 2015

British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons Honored Lecturer, London, UK, – April 21, 2017

Otolaryngology Keynote Lecturer, Stanford University   – June 9, 2017

University of Utah, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,

Dolowitz Memorial Lectureship        June 22, 2018

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Married: Rhonda Churchill Thomas, senior partner Thompson Coburn LLP law firm.

Children: Ryan Brooke Thomas, New York City; Aaron Thomas, Seattle; Evan Thomas, Columbia, Mo.