Dr. Thomas is the Founder and President of Operation Hope USA; a nonprofit organization that pays for food, shelter, and education for children internationally as well as in Texas. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Society. He has received numerous awards and honors including 2009 Moderator of the First Mesopotamia Medical Conference in Kurdistan, Iraq; 2009 Red Cross Medical Champion of the Year Award: Presented by Congressmen Randy Neugebauer; 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor; 2013 Honorary Guest for National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.; 2016 Invited Speaker at Annual Mesopotamia Medical Conference in Turkey; 2017 Invited Speaker at Texas Tech Honors College, 2019 Honorary Guest of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly at the United States/Mexico/Canada Agreement White House Briefing in Washington D.C He has treated over 700 Covid patients during this pandemic and has had exceptional results.
Dr. Thomas is a general surgeon with an expertise in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He attended University of Texas Health Science Center where he earned his Medical Doctorate in 1993. Dr. Thomas completed his residency in general surgery and a post-doctoral fellowship in laparoscopy at Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Thomas introduced the first Hormone Pellet Therapy in Lubbock, Texas in 2013. He has since performed over 4,000 pellet procedures and offers a full line of nutraceuticals. He is happily married to his wife, Keri and also a proud father of his son, Andrew Jonathan Thomas.