Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Thomas joins our faculty after a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto. She received both her medical degree and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, and then completed her residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Thomas specializes in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Her research interest includes the interaction between the microbiome and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Thomas is currently accepting new patients and her clinic opens mid-September 2019.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Otolaryngology externships and the match: Productive or futile?Laryngoscope.  127:2242-2246. 2017
    2017 Factors Associated with Infectious Laryngitis: A Retrospective Review of 15 CasesPhysiological Zoology.  126:388-395. 2017
    2017 Reconstructing discontinuous facial defects with simultaneous ulnar perforator free flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open.  5. 2017
    2016 FolC2-mediated folate metabolism contributes to suppression of inflammation by probiotic Lactobacillus reuteriMicrobiologyOpen.  5:802-818. 2016
    2013 Lactobacillus reuteri-Specific immunoregulatory gene rsiR modulates histamine production and immunomodulation by lactobacillus reuteriJournal of Bacteriology.  195:5567-5576. 2013
    2012 Histamine derived from probiotic lactobacillus reuteri suppresses tnf via modulation of pka and erk signalingPLoS ONE.  7. 2012
    2011 Cyclopropane fatty acid synthase mutants of probiotic human-derived lactobacillus reuteri are defective in TNF inhibitionGut Microbes.  2. 2011
    2011 Mechanisms of immune enhancement by beneficial microbes and probiotics.Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph.  24:83-94. 2011
    2010 Probiotics-host communication modulation of signaling pathways in the intestineGut Microbes.  1:1-16. 2010
    2010 Probiotics-host communication: Modulation of signaling pathways in the intestine.Gut Microbes.  1:148-163. 2010

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Case report of a massive retropharyngeal goiter resulting in laryngeal compression 2018

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 2013
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cell / Cellular and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine 2011
  • University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Residency 2018
  • Full Name

  • Carissa Thomas