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Dr. Shannon D. Thomas

BSc Med Hons, MBBS Hons, FRACS

Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Thomas is an Australian trained Vascular, Endovascular and Renal Transplant Surgeon who holds appointments at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and a conjoint lecturer position at the University of New South Wales. Having completed post fellowship training at the Park Krankenhaus Hospital in Leipzig, Germany and Polyclinico Abano Terme in Veneto, Italy, Dr Thomas has developed a subspecialty interest in Diabetic Vasculopathy, in particular, small vessel angioplasty techniques to salvage critically ischaemic limbs. His other interests include interventional nephrology (Renal Access), Aortic Aneurysmal and occlusive disease, as well as Spinal Access surgery. These interests are accompanied by active vascular research and teaching commitments.

Employment

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

  • The Prince of Wales Hospital Campus, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
  • Sydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
  • Southern Highlands Private Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare) / St Judes Specialist Centre, Bowral, NSW.

Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon

  • The Prince of Wales Hospital Campus, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
  • Sydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia

Co-Director of Prevocational Education and Training (Co-DPET)

  • The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Conjoint Lecturer

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

Teaching Experience

  • Co-Director of Prevocational Education and Training
    Co-ordination of junior and resident medical officer academic and training activities as well as medical officer welfare.
  • UNSW Medicine Examiner
    Examination of medical students sitting clinical examinations at the University of New South Wales.
  • Registrar/Resident Medical Officer Teaching
    Regular teaching of Medical students, resident medical officers and registrars using ward based teaching and didactic teaching sessions.
  • Part Time Teacher
    Weekly teaching of primary school aged children at the PLC Sydney Extension Centre, focusing on topics in medical science and physics. Involved planning and delivery of curriculum based classes focused on extended learning.

Education

Endovascular Fellowship

– Three months of endovascular training and attendance at expert meetings at various centres throughout Europe.
Including:

  • Sint Blasius Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium: Advanced wire workshop.
  • LINC Expert Course, Leipzig Germany: Workshop for advanced endovascular proceduralists.
  • The Polyclinico Abano Terme, Veneto, Italy: Endovascular Pedal Revascularisation techniques.
  • The Park Krankenhaus, Leipzig, Germany: Advanced Angiology procedures and applications.

FRACS Vascular

– Completed all requirements for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Vascular Surgery.

Completed terms of employment/training at:

  • Vascular Surgery
    • The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    • Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia
    • Westmead Public Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    • The Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    • The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia:
 General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgery
      Cardiothoracic Surgery

    • The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney
      General Surgery

    • The Canberra Hospital: General Surgery/ Vascular Surgery
    • The Canterbury Hospital: General Surgery

    Resident Medical Officer
    – The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Rotations included Emergency (Bathurst Hospital), Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Intensive Care/Relief, Cardiology

    Junior Medical Officer
    – The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Rotations included Colorectal Surgery, Emergency, Gastroenterology, Relief and Orthopaedics

  • Basic Surgical Training

    Completed all requirements for Basic Surgical Training at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

  • Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery.

    Obtained Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B, B.S), graduating with Honours, from The University of New South Wales. Internship completed at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

  • Optional elective Training:

    Term 1: Four Weeks training at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India
    One of the largest cardiovascular hospitals in the world, situated on the outskirts of the city of Bangalore.

  • Term involved intensive theatre time with training in

    • Cardiology,
    • Cardiac Anaesthetics,
    • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.

    Please see www.hrudayalaya.com for more information

  • Term 2: Training and running of clinics under the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section, based in Broken Hill.
    • Term involved flying to drought stricken remote communities including Ivanhoe and Wilcannia to conduct community based clinics.
    • A one-week placement in Wilcannia, Outback NSW, allowed for responsibility of medical emergencies in that town/region.
  • Term 3: Three weeks training under the Far West Area Health Service, based in Broken Hill, Outback Australia.
    • Training included
    • Medical,
    • OB/GYN
    • Emergency
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine) Honours

    Obtained Bachelor of Science (Medicine) Honours from The University of New South Wales Research year

    • Graduating with Honours Class II Division I.
    • Completed at The Diabetes Transplant Unit, The Prince of Wales Hospital
    • Thesis titled: The Maintenance and Propagation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Human Foetal Fibroblasts. Awarded Distinction (82).
  • Higher School Certificate (NSW)
    Achieved UAI score of 99.7. Graduated as DUX of Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia. Ranked 5th in State of NSW for Mathematics, 76th in Chemistry.
  • RACS Qualifications

    • FRACS Part Two
      Completed and passed Vascular Surgery Fellowship Examinations
    • FRACS Part One
      Completed and passed Clinical and Written RACS Basic Surgical Science Examination
    • Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
      Completed and passed Emergency Management of Severe Trauma course at Westmead Hospital.
    • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCRISP)
      Completed and passed Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient course at Westmead Hospital
    • Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills, Education and Training (ASSET)
      Completed and passed the Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills and Education Training course at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

    Publications

    JOURNAL ARTICLES

    • Picardo, A., Masilonyane-Jones, T., Thomas, S,D., Turner, J., Vijayan, V., Yong, G., Mwipatayi, P. Incidence, Risk Factors and Prognosis of Vascular Complications after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Journal Of Vascular Surgery: Volume 58, Issue 4, October 2013, Pages 1028–1036.e1
    • Vijayan., V, Thomas, S.D., Mwipatayi., B.P, “The Endurant Stent-Graft and Flared Proximal Aneurysm Neck Anatomy” Journal of Endovascular Therapy: August 2013, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 514-522.
    • Journal Article: Mwipatayi, B.P, Picardo, A., Wong, J., Thomas, S.D., Vijayan, V., Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms With Reverse Taper Neck Anatomy Using the Endurant Stent-Graft: Analysis of Stent-Graft Oversizing: Journal of Endovascular Therapy 2013: 20: 514-520
    • Thomas, S.D., MacDonald. R.A., Varcoe. R, L., “ Vasculitis Resulting From a Superficial Femoral Artery Angioplasty with a Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, May 2013
    • Journal Article: Thomas, S.D, Vijayan, V, Tjihn, W, Ong, C, Temple, S, Mwipatayi, B.P, “Stent outcomes for infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease” Vascular. 2013 Mar 21.
    • Reply: Letters to the Editor: Mwipatayi, P, Thomas, S.D., Et Al “ RE: Covered versus Bare Stents in the treatment of Aortoiliac occlusive disease: COBEST trial”: Journal of Vascular Surgery May 2012: 1546
    • Mwipatayi, P, Thomas, S.D., Et Al “ Covered versus Bare Stents in the treatment of Aortoiliac occlusive disease: COBEST trial” Journal of Vascular Surgery Vol 54, 6, 1561-1570.e1, December 2011
    • Mohan, I., Thomas, S.D., Perspective Article: “Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy” Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, June 2011
    • Thomas, S.D., Vijayan., V., Mwipatayi., P., “Technical aspects of Late conversion of endoluminal stent grafts” CHIRURGIA, May 2011
    • Thomas, S.D., Vijayan., V., Mwipatayi., P, “General Anaesthesia vs Local Anaesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy: The West Australian Experience. CHIRURGIA, 25, pp. 423-428
    • Dijkstra, M.L, Khin B.E. , Thomas, S.D., Lane R,J., “Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome (PVCS) – Pathophysiology and Correlation With Popliteal Compartment Pressures”: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Vol. 1, Issue 2, Pages 181-186
    • Tan, KL., Allen, R., Kairatis, L., Thomas, SD., Burgess, D., Ryan, B., Swinnen, J., “Uncovered Nitinol Juxta-anastomotic Stenting in the Autogenous Radio-Cephalic Haemodialysis Access Fistula” In Review Stage: Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
    • Mwipatayi, P.P., Nair, R, Thomas, S, Vijayan, V 2011, ‘The Zenith Graft with an inverted contralateral limb’, Endovascular Today, April, 2009 pp. 25-28
    • Mwipatayi, B.P., Thomas, S.D, Luca, K. 2010, ‘Complex Aortoiliac Aneurysm Management’, Endovascular Today, February 2010, pp. 35-38.
    • Mwipatayi, B.P., Thomas, S.D, Norton, S., Vijayan, V. 2010, ‘Managing Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Metastatic Choriocarcinoma’, Endovascular Today, April, 2010 pp. 29-32
    • Thomas, S.D., Ofri, A., Tang, T., Englund, R., Endovascular Reconstruction of an Interuptted Inferior Vena Cava. International Journal of Surgery: Case Reports. Available online
    • Mwipatayi, B.P., Thomas, S.D., Recanalisation of complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease using a retrograde tibial approach after failed infragenicular bypass surgery and Cost-effectiveness analysis. Review Stage: Journal of Endovascular Therapy.
    • BP Mwipatayi, A Picardo, Y Huang, J Hockley, B Leong, V Vijayan, S Thomas, Recanalization of Complex Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease Using a Retrograde Pedal Approach. Review Stage: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    PUBLISHED POSTERS/PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS:

    • Katib, N., Thomas, S.D., Varcoe, R., “ Impact of an Endovascular first strategy on outcomes of critical limb ischaemia. Presented at ANZSVS Vascular Meeting, Hobart, Australia 2013
    • Thomas, S.D., et al “Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Have Patients become higher risk”: Presented at Vascular 2011, ANZSVS vascular meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2011
    • Thomas, S.D., et al “Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Have Endovascular Techniques Improved Outcomes”: Presented at Vascular 2011, ANZSVS vascular meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2011
    • Thomas, S.D., Swinnen., J.S., “Formation of the Nitinol Arteriovenous fistula”: Presented at Vascular 2011, ANZSVS vascular meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2011
    • Thomas, S.D., et al “Long term stent outcomes for infrapopliteal disease”: Presented at Vascular 2011, ANZSVS vascular meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2011
    • Mwipatayi, P, Thomas, S.D, Temple, S, “Cobest Trial: Covered versus Balloon Expandable Stents for occlusive iliac disease” Presented at LINC international vascular meeting, Leipzig, Germany 2010
    • Thomas, S.D, “Cobest Trial: Covered versus Balloon Expandable Stents for occlusive iliac disease” Presented at Vascular 2010, ANZSVS vascular meeting, Gold Coast, Australia 2010
    • Thomas, S.D, Mwipatayi, B.P, Norman, P, Temple, S, “General Anaesthesia versus Local Anaesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy: The Western Australian Experience” Presented at “Sydney Vascular 2009: Annual Meeting of the Australia New Zealand Vascular Society” held at the Shangri La Hotel, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Thomas, S.D, Vijayan, V, Tjihn, W, Ong, C, Temple, S, Mwipatayi, B.P, “Stent outcomes for infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease” Presented at “Sydney Vascular 2009: Annual Meeting of the Australia New Zealand Vascular Society” held at the Shangri La Hotel, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Mwipatayi, P, Thomas, S.D, Temple, S, “Cobest Trial: Covered versus Balloon Expandable Stents for occlusive iliac disease” Presented at “Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting” held at the Vascular Interventions (VIVA) Meeting 2009, Las Vegas, CA, USA
    • Thomas, S.D, McQuade, L.R, Khoo, M.L.M, Mathiyalagan, B., Tuch, B.E, “The maintenance and characterisation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells grown on Human Foetal Fibroblasts” Presented at “The Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium, 2002” held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, CA, USA.
    • Thomas, S.D, McQuade, L.R, Khoo, M.L.M, Mathiyalagan, B., Tuch, B.E, “The Growth of Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Human Foetal Fibroblasts” Presented at “The Annual TOH Research Awards” held at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

    Recognition/Awards:

    UNSW High Achievers Group
    Recognised as member of the High Achiever’s Group at The University of New South Wales, a select group comprising 120 students from all faculties chosen by the Vice-Chancellor.

    The Presbyterian Ladies College
    Letter of Recognition from The Presbyterian Ladies College Extension Centre, acknowledging exceptional performance in teaching Medical Science.
    Class named M.A.D (Microscopes, Anatomy, Dissection)

    Oakhill College DUX
    Received the Darcy Crowe Eternal Award from Oakhill College, Sydney Australia, for academic excellence and achievement in the Higher School Certificate.

    Relevant Interests

    CLINICAL

    • Complex Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
    • Carotid Atherosclerotic disease and treatments
    • Diabetic peripheral vascular disease
    • Critical Limb Ischaemia
    • Arteriovenous Fistula creation and maintenance

    RESEARCH

    • Novel Endovascular Techniques
    • Endovascular interventions for Critical Limb Ischaemia
    • Finite Elemental Analysis to determine Aneurysm wall stress and rupture risk

    DEVELOPING WORLD SURGERY

    • Aboriginal Vascular Disease and treatments
    • Vascular Diseases amongst Indian Diabetic patients

    Former organising member and Public Relations Officer of The Medical Students Aid Project, a student group established to distribute Aid to Third World Countries. In its four years of operation, the student run organisation had delivered over $300,000 dollars worth of aid. More information available at: www.msap.unsw.edu.au

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