J. Scott Thomas, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgeon
Scott & White Healthcare

Program Director, General Surgery Residency


Specialties
Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery


Patient Care Emphasis
Anorectal Diseases, Colectomy, Colon & Rectal Cancer, Colonoscopy, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Resection, Robotic Surgery


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Scott & White Appointment
    July 28, 2003


    Education
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX, MD, 1998
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, 1994

  • Specialty Training
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • General Surgery Residency, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Surgery


    Publications and Research
  • Baylan, J., Muckelroy, L., Jupiter, D., Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S., Rodriguez, J. The Incidence of Incisional Hernia Following Colorectal Resections: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Risk Factors. Submitted for publication 1/2015. 2. Clark, CE, Jupiter, DC, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. “Rectal prolapse in the elderly: Trends in surgical management and outcomes from the ACS-NSQIP database.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2012 Nov; 215 (5): 709-714. PMID:22917645 3. White, BA, Sadoski, M, Thomas, S, Shabahang, M. “Is the Evaluation of the Personal Statement a Reliable Component of the Medical Residency Application?” Journal of Surgical Education. May/June 2012 issue, volume 69(3). p. 340-43. 4. Wehbe-Janek, H, Colbert, CY, White, BA, Govednik, C, Thomas, J.S., Shabahang, MM. “Residents as Stakeholders in the Assessment of a Surgical Simulation Program: A Continuous Quality Improvement Strategy.” Surgery. 2012 Jun; 151(6):815-21. 5. Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy for Cancer: Assessment of Oncologic Resection and Short-Term Outcomes in a Case-Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopy.” Surgery. Vol. 150, No. 4. October 2011. pp. 820-7. PMID:22000196 6. Sharp, N, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Right Colectomy: A Case-Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopic and Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Techniques.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol. 213, No. 1. July 2011. P. 72-80. PMID:21420878 7. Van Sickle, K.R., Buck, L., Willis, R., Mangram, A., Truitt, M., Shabahang, M., Thomas, S., Trombetta, L., Dunkin, B., Scott, D. “A Multicenter, Simulation-based sills Training Collaborative Using Shared GI Mentor II Systems: Results from the Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum.” Surgical Endoscopy 2011 Sept. 25 (9): 2980-6. PMID:21487880 8. Thomas, JS, Pliego, JF, Shabahang, MM, Ward, L, Rodriguez, J. “Texas A&M Surgical Skills Program.” Journal of Surgical Education. Volume 68 (1). January/February 2011. p. 90-3. PMID:21292225 9. Ramirez, M.C., Marchessault, M.M., Thomas, J.S., Papaconstantinou, H.T. “MRSA Screening: Is It Predictive of Complication Following major GI surgery?” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol. 211, No. 3S. September 2010. S17-8. 10. Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. ASCRS Textbook, Second Edition. Chap.15 pp. 261-275. 2012. 11. Dayton, M., Isenberg, G., Rakinic, J., Thomas, S., Trudel, J. Colon, Rectum and Anus. Essentials of General Surgery, 5th Edition. Chap. 15 pp. 300-26. 2013. 12. Siddiqua, T., Easley, D., Thomas, S., Pohl, J. “Visual Diagnosis: A Small Bowel Obstruction.” Pediatr. Rev. Vol. 30 (12). Dec 2009. 486-90. PMID:19952130 13. Huffaker, R., Shull, B., Thomas, S. A Serious Complication Following Placement of Posterior Prolift. International Urogynecology Journal. Vol 20 Issue 11, November 2009 pg 1383-1385. PMID:19834758 14. Ramirez, M., Schierling, S., Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. “Management of the Malignant Polyp.” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Vol 21 Issue 4, October 2008. PMID:20011440 15. Wiatrek, R., Thomas, S., Papaconstantinou, H. “Perineal Wound Complications after Abdominoperineal Resection” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Volume 21 (1). February 2008 pg 76-85. PMID:20011400 16. Papaconstantinou, H., and Thomas, S. “Bacterial Colitis” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Volume 20, (1). February 2007, pg.18-27. PMID:20011357 17. Davis, G.E., Thomas, J.S., and Madden, S. “The a4b1 Integrin Can Mediate Leukocyte Adhesion to Casein and Denatured Protein Substrates.” Journal of Leukocyte Biology Vol 62: Sept 1997 18. Huber, T.W. and Thomas, J.S. “Detection of Resistance Due to Inducible B-Lactamase in Enterobacter aerogenes and Enterobacter cloacae.” Journal of Clinical Microbiology; October 1994 p2481-2486
  • Bush, RL, Anthony, PS, Thomas, JS, Lataillade, JP. Providing Surgical Care in Rural Haiti: Lessons Learned and Progress Made. Submitted to ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting October 25-29, 2015. Philadelphia. 3. Willis, R, Dent, D, Pablo Gomez, P, Adams, A, Admire, J, Love, J, Kempenich, J, Uecker, J, Sprunt, J, Brown, K, Kahrig, K, Thomas, S, Wiggins-Dohlvik, K. Writing Questions as a Study Method for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination. Oral Presentation. Association of Surgical Education Annual Meeting. Seattle, April 23-25, 2015. 4. Thomas, JS, Mrdutt, MM, Isbell, C, Hodges, B, Papaconstantinou, HT. Implementation of a Resident Focused Quality Curriculum: Resident perceptions of Safety and Quality. Oral Presentation, 194th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Texas Surgical Society, Ft. Worth, TX. October 10, 2014. 5. Mrdutt, MM, Isbell, C, Hodges, B, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. Implementation of a Resident Focused Quality Curriculum: A Single Institutions NSQIP-QITI Experience and Baseline Resident Perception of Safety Culture. ACS NSQIP Meeting. August 2014. 6. Baylan, J, Rodriguez, JA, Jupiter, D, Muckelroy, L, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. Incisional Hernia in Colorectal Resections: What are the Significant Risk Factors? Oral Presentation, 191st Semi-Annual Meeting of the Texas Surgical Society, Temple, TX, April 6, 2013. 7. Liasis, L., Vasilakis, V., Clark, C., Thomas, JS, Papaconstatinou, HT. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy for IBD Performed Through the Ostomy Site: Initial Experience and Outcomes. Oral Presentation at XXV Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Bologna, Italy. June 24-27, 2012. 8. Vasilakis, V, Liasis, L., Clark, C., Gosney, J., Thomas, JS, Papaconstatinou, HT. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Right Colectomy: Impact on Direct Cost and Resource Utilization in the Operating Room. Oral Presentation at XXV Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Bologna, Italy. June 24-27, 2012. 9. Rodriguez, JA, Baylan, J, Jupiter, D, Muckelroy, L, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. True Incidence and Risk Factors in the Occurrence of Incisional Hernia in Colorectal Resections. Oral Presentation, XXV Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Bologna, Italy. June 24-27, 2012. 10. Thomas, JS, Stallard, T, Ward, L, Rodriguez, J., Carpenter, R, Davis, M., Drigalla, D., Shabahang, M. “Interprofessional Education: Simulation Based Mass Casualty Exercise—Update.” Poster Presenation, ACS Accredited Education Institute Consortium Annual Meeting, March 16, 2012. Chicago, IL. 11. Papaconstantinou, HT, Clark, CE, Vasilakis, V, Thomas, JS. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy for Diverticular Disease: Is There a Benefit? Poster Presentation, Association of Academic Surgeons Academic Surgical Conference. Las Vegas, NV. February 14-16, 2012. 12. Rodriguez, JA, Baylan, J, Muckelroy, L, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. Incidence of Incisional Hernia in Colorectal Resections: A Comparison Of Three Techniques. Poster Presentation, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Summit, Breckenridge, CO. January 12-14, 2012. Awarded Best Overall Poster Presentation 13. Sharp, N, Tillman, M, Watson, R, Eckford, J, Jupiter, D, Buckley, F, Thomas, S. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy-Evaluation of Our Initial Experience and Learning Curve. Quick Shot Presentation, Western Surgical Association Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ. November 16, 2011. Sponsoring member. 14. Clark, CE, Papaconstantinou, HT, Jupiter, DC, Thomas, JS. “Trends and Outcomes in the Repair of Full Thickness Rectal Prolapse: Data from the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.” Oral Presentation, ACS NSQIP National Conference, Boston, MA. July 24, 2011. 15. Govednik-Horny, C, Papaconstantinou, HT, Ramirez, MC, Jupiter, DC, Clark, CE, Thomas, JS. “MRSA Colonization: Impact on Outcomes and Surgical Site Infection in Elective Bowel Surgery.” Oral Presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 16, 2011. 16. Wehbe-Janek, H, Colbert, CY, White, BA, Govednik, C, Thomas, J.S., Shabahang, MM. “ Residents’ Perspectives on the Value of Simulation in a General Surgery Residency Curriculum.” Poster presentation ACS Education Institute Consortium Annual Meeting, April 29, 2011. Chicago, IL. 17. White, BA, Billingsley, L, Scherer, L, Sadowski, B, Wiatrek, R, Thomas, J.S., Shabahang, MM. “Personal Statements: Are they an objective way of reviewing residency applicants?” Professional Development Conference for Student Affairs and Careers in Medicine, AAMC. Workshop--June 9-12, 2011. Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami, Florida. 18. Thomas, J.S, Papaconstantinou, H.T. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy for Cancer: Assessment of Oncologic Resection in a Case-Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopic Techniques.” Oral presentation. Central Surgical Association, Chicago, IL. March 17-19, 2011. 19. Papaconstantinou, H.T., Sharp, N., Thomas, J.S. “Single Incision Right Colectomy: A Case Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopic Techniques.” Oral presentation, Western Surgical Association, Chicago, IL, November 9, 2010. 20. Sadowski, B.S., Papaconstantiou, H.T., Jupiter, D.C., Thomas, J.S. “Laparoscopic Surgery Is Safe and Beneficial in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients.” Poster presentation, ACS Clinical Congress, October 3-7, 2010. 21. Ramirez, M.C., Marchessault, M.M., Thomas, J.S., Papaconstantinou, H.T. “MRSA Screening: Is It Predictive of Complication Following major GI surgery?” Oral presentation—Surgical Forum, ACS Clinical Congress October 3-7, 2010 Washington D.C. 22. Thomas, J.S, Papaconstantinou, H.T. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Right Colectomy: Early Results and Comparison to Established Laparoscopic Techniques.” Oral presentation, 186th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Texas Surgical Society, Galveston, TX, September 24-26, 2010. 23. Van Sickle, K, Buck, L., Willis, R., Mangram, A., Truitt, M., Shabahang, M., Thomas, S., Trombetta, L., Dunkin, B., Scott, D. “A Multi-center, Simulation-based Skills Training Collaborative using shared GI Mentor II™ Systems: Results from the Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum.” Oral presentation, ICOSET May 12-14, 2010 Dublin, Ireland. 24. Thomas, S, Stallard, T., Ward, L., Rodriguez, J., Davis, M., Wild, J., Shabahang, M. Interprofessional Education: Simulation-based Mass Casualty Exercise. Oral presentation, TASSL, San Antonio, TX, September 9-10, 2010. 25. Van Sickle, K, Buck, L., Willis, R., Mangram, A., Truitt, M., Shabahang, M., Thomas, S., Trombetta, L., Dunkin, B., Scott, D. “A Multi-center, Simulation-based Skills Training Collaborative using shared GI Mentor II™ Systems: Results from the Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum.” Poster presentation, SAGES April 14-17, 2010 Washington D.C. 26. Shabahang, M., Wiatrek, R., Thomas, S., Risucci, D. “Peer assessment of professionalism and communication correlates with faculty and resident evaluations of medical students while contributing unique observations.” 2009 Surgical Education Week, Salt Lake City, Utah. April 29, 2009. 27. Oliver, S., Jafari, M., Wiatrek, R., Lewis, S., Terry, E., Thomas, S., Shabahang, M. “Physician’s in a Private Teaching Hospital Perception of Continuing Medical Education” CME Congress, Vancouver BC Canada. May 2008. 28. Stallard, T., Oliver, S., Thomas, S., Ward, L., Shabahang, M. “Trauma Patient Safety Team Training in Mass Casualty Scenarios with Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgical Physicians-In-Training.” ACGME, Grapevine, TX. March 2008. 29. Stallard T, Oliver S, Thomas S, Ward L, Shabahang M. "Trauma Patient Safety Team Training in Mass Casualty Scenarios with Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgical Physicians-In-Training – The Effect on Technical and Cognitive Skills." Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine Academic Assembly. New Orleans, LA. March 2008 30. Sadowski, B., Eckford, J., Shabahang, M., Thomas, S., and Papaconstantinou, H. “Tumor Size is a Predictor of Survival in Carcinoid Tumors of the Colon and Rectum.” South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. February 29, 2008. Houston, TX. 31. Wiatrek, R., Thomas, S., Oliver, S., Wright, K., Ghattas, T., Shabahang, M. “Peer Review as a Tool to Assess Professionalism and Interpersonal & Communication Skills.” AAMC Poster Presentation. November, 2007. Washington, D.C. 32. Carpenter, S., James, A., Eckford, J., Sullivan, J., Thomas, S., Ashley, P., Shabahang, M. “Tumors of the Small Intestine: Presentation, Treatment, and Outcome. Society of Surgical Oncology. March 2007, Washington, D.C. 33. Hackett, P., Spiegel, J., Livingston, S., Thomas, S., Meyer, R., Goe, A., Boland, C., Lichliter, W. “Immunohistochemical Evaluation of DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) Protein Expression in Patients with Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Under the Age of Fifty.” 45th Meeting of the North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons, February 24-25, 2006; Dallas, TX.
  • White, BA, Sadoski, M, Thomas, S, Shabahang, M. “Is the Evaluation of the Personal Statement a Reliable Component of the Medical Residency Application?” Accepted for publication in Journal of Surgical Education. May/June 2012 issue, volume 69(3).
  • Liasis, L., Vasilakis, V., Clark, C., Thomas, JS, Papaconstatinou, HT. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy for IBD Performed Through the Ostomy Site: Initial Experience and Outcomes. Submitted for Presentation at XXV Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Bologna, Italy. June 24-27, 2012.
  • White, BA, Sadoski, M, Thomas, S, Shabahang, M. “Is the Evaluation of the Personal Statement a Reliable Component of the Medical Residency Application?” Journal of Surgical Education. May/June 2012 issue, volume 69(3). p. 340-43.
  • Wehbe-Janek, H, Colbert, CY, White, BA, Govednik, C, Thomas, J.S., Shabahang, MM. “Residents as Stakeholders in the Assessment of a Surgical Simulation Program: A Continuous Quality Improvement Strategy.” Surgery. 2012 Jun; 151(6):815-21.
  • Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy for Cancer: Assessment of Oncologic Resection and Short-Term Outcomes in a Case-Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopy.” Surgery. Vol. 150, No. 4. October 2011. pp. 820-7.
  • Sharp, N, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Right Colectomy: A Case-Matched Comparison to Standard Laparoscopic and Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Techniques.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol. 213, No. 1. July 2011. P. 72-80.
  • Van Sickle, K.R., Buck, L., Willis, R., Mangram, A., Truitt, M., Shabahang, M., Thomas, S., Trombetta, L., Dunkin, B., Scott, D. “A Multicenter, Simulation-based sills Training Collaborative Using Shared GI Mentor II Systems: Results from the Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL) Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum.” Surgical Endoscopy Online first 13 April 2011.
  • Thomas, JS, Pliego, JF, Shabahang, MM, Ward, L, Rodriguez, J. “Texas A&M Surgical Skills Program.” Journal of Surgical Education. Volume 68 (1). January/February 2011. p. 90-3.
  • Ramirez, M.C., Marchessault, M.M., Thomas, J.S., Papaconstantinou, H.T. “MRSA Screening: Is It Predictive of Complication Following major GI surgery?” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vol. 211, No. 3S. September 2010. S17-8.
  • Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. ASCRS Textbook, Second Edition. Chap.15 pp. 261-275. 2012.
  • Dayton, M., Isenberg, G., Rakinic, J., Thomas, S., Trudel, J. Colon, Rectum and Anus. Essentials of General Surgery, 5th Edition. Chap. 15 pp. 300-26. 2013.
  • Siddiqua, T., Easley, D., Thomas, S., Pohl, J. “Visual Diagnosis: A Small Bowel Obstruction.” Pediatr. Rev. Vol. 30 (12). Dec 2009. 486-90.
  • Huffaker, R., Shull, B., Thomas, S. A Serious Complication Following Placement of Posterior Prolift. International Urogynecology Journal. Vol 20 Issue 11, November 2009 pg 1383-1385.
  • Ramirez, M., Schierling, S., Papaconstantinou, H., Thomas, S. “Management of the Malignant Polyp.” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Vol 21 Issue 4, October 2008.
  • Wiatrek, R., Thomas, S., Papaconstantinou, H. “Perineal Wound Complications After Abdominoperineal Resection” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Volume 21 (1). February 2008 pg 76-85.
  • Papaconstantinou, H., and Thomas, S. “Bacterial Colitis” Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Volume 20, (1). February 2007, pg.18-27.
  • Davis, G.E., Thomas, J.S., and Madden, S. “The a4b1 Integrin Can Mediate Leukocyte Adhesion to Casein and Denatured Protein Substrates.” Journal of Leukocyte Biology Vol 62: Sept 1997
  • Willis, R, Dent, D, Pablo Gomez, P, Adams, A, Admire, J, Love, J, Kempenich, J, Uecker, J, Sprunt, J, Brown, K, Kahrig, K, Thomas, S, Wiggins-Dohlvik, K. Writing Questions as a Study Method for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination. Oral Presentation. Association of Surgical Education Annual Meeting. Seattle, April 23-25, 2015.
  • Bush, RL, Anthony, PS, Thomas, JS, Lataillade, JP. Providing Surgical Care in Rural Haiti: Lessons Learned and Progress Made. Submitted to ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting October 25-29, 2015. Philadelphia.
  • Thomas, JS, Mrdutt, MM, Isbell, C, Hodges, B, Papaconstantinou, HT. Implementation of a Resident Focused Quality Curriculum: Resident perceptions of Safety and Quality. Oral Presentation, 194th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Texas Surgical Society, Ft. Worth, TX. October 10, 2014.
  • Mrdutt, MM, Isbell, C, Hodges, B, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. Implementation of a Resident Focused Quality Curriculum: A Single Institutions NSQIP-QITI Experience and Baseline Resident Perception of Safety Culture. ACS NSQIP Meeting. August 2014.
  • Baylan, J, Rodriguez, JA, Jupiter, D, Muckelroy, L, Thomas, JS, Papaconstantinou, HT. Incisional Hernia in Colorectal Resections: What are the Significant Risk Factors? Oral Presentation, 191st Semi-Annual Meeting of the Texas Surgical Society, Temple, TX, April 6, 2013
  • White, BA, Sadoski, M, Thomas, S, Shabahang, M. “Is the Evaluation of the Personal Statement a Reliable Component of the Medical Residency Application?” Journal of Surgical Education. May/June 2012 issue, volume 69(3). p. 340-43.

  • Awards and Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Raleigh R. White Award for Surgery
  • Outstanding Surgery Faculty, TAMU HSC, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008
  • Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2002-2003

  • Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Texas Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Association

  • Languages Spoken
    English


    Locations


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150

    Appointments