Joseph S. Thomas, MD is an attending hospitalist physician in Buffalo, NY. He went to undergrad at University at Buffalo, and then stayed at what is now the Jacobs School of Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He then completed training at the University at Buffalo Internal Medicine Residency, finished off with a Chief Residency in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the Buffalo VA. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor on the teaching service in the Buffalo Catholic Health System internal medicine residency and for the D'Youville Physician Assistant Program.
He writes the blog Managing Health Expectations, where he debunks medical misinformation and addresses discrepancies in healthcare access, including a passion for reproductive justice. He also utilizes Instagram and TikTok to address and correct misinformation while incorporating his hobbies: playing the drums and coming up with alternate lyrics to songs.
He also states: "Despite the CDC's lax recommendations, keep wearing a mask in crowded areas or around strangers, maintain safe distances and ventilation and please get vaccinated!"
He is extremely grateful to work with pathologists as part of the healthcare team!