James Thomas, M.D.
- Offers My Health Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
* Services with an asterisk vary by doctor.
Accepted Health Plans
Below is a list of plans accepted by this doctor.
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- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
University of Virginia
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Xenotropic MLV envelope proteins induce tumor cells to secrete factors that promote the formation of immature blood vessels
Murgai M, Thomas JA, Cherepanova O, Delviks-Frankenberry K, Deeble P, Pathak KV, Rekosh D, Owens GK.
PDGF-DD, a Novel Mediator of Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Modulation, is Upregulated in Endothelial Cells Exposed to Atherosclerotic-Prone Flow Patterns
- American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Thomas JA, Deaton RA, Hastings NE, Shang Y, Moehle CW, Eriksson U, Topouzis S, Wamhoff BR, Blackman BR, and Owens GK.
Oxidized phospholipids induce phenotypic switching of vascular smooth muscle cells in vivo and in vitro
- Circulation Research
Pidkovka NA, Cherepanova OA, Yoshida T, Alexander MR, Deaton RA, Thomas JA, Leitinger N, Owens GK.
Origin of Neointimal Smooth Muscle: We’ve Come Full Circle
- Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Hoofnagle MH, Thomas JA, Wamhoff BR and Owens GK.
Assessment of Contractility of Purified Smooth Muscle Cells Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells
- Stem Cells
Sinha S, Wamhoff BR, Hoofnagle MH, Thomas JA, Neppl RL, Deering T, Helmke B, Bowles DK, Somlyo AV, Owens GK.
Preceptor at Clínica Martín-Baró Free Clinic, beach clean-up activities in San Francisco, Habitat for Humanity volunteer
Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, running, triathlon, lacrosse, cooking and traveling.
Philosophy of Care
I take care of people when they are in the hospital, a time which is stressful, anxiety-provoking and potentially isolating. The most crucial person in the clinical team is the person in the hospital gown, and I strive to inform, consult, and discuss important care plans with my patients and with their family members regularly and often. My goal is always to provide the highest quality care, delivered in a personal and compassionate manner to maximize people's health and minimize their time of disability and illness. I strive to make complex medical decisions in the best interests of my patients and with their collaboration. I believe that if providers can keep the best interests of their patients in mind, they will provide the best care to the people and the communities they serve.
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