Dr. Jeffrey E. Thomas specializes in Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
and Interventional Neuroradiology. His practice is unique in its integration
of microsurgery and minimally-invasive, catheter-based endovascular neurosurgery
for cerebral aneurysms and other vascular brain lesions. The capability
to treat such disorders by both open and neurointerventional means provides
a singular advantage in making complex treatment decisions for these lesions.
Dr. Thomas is one of an extremely small (fewer than 120) group of cerebrovascular
neurosurgeons in the United States who are fellowship-trained in, and
actively perform, both types of cerebrovascular surgery for complex brain lesions.
He earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Columbia University
in New York, and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency
at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the University of Southern
California, respectively. His fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology
was completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia,
and his research fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center of the
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Thomas is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an elected Fellow
of the New York Academy of Medicine. Following his university-based academic
career, he entered into private practice at California Pacific Medical
Center in San Francisco in 2003, where he spent the next 8 years leading
the development of Neurointerventional and Cerebrovascular Surgery as
its Medical Director.
He was recruited by Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA in November 2011
to lead the development of a Comprehensive Center for Cerebrovascular,
Neurointerventional and Stroke Surgery based in the East Bay, with direct
helicopter access to the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
With the arrival of Dr. Thomas, Washington Hospital now provides comprehensive
and definitive care for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, cerebral aneurysms,
AVM, extracranial and intracranial atherosclerotic vascular disease, and
comprehensive neurocritical care for the widest range of cerebrovascular
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