New Faculty 2022

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Caroline Thomas

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Caroline Thomas is an academic anesthesiologist who specializes in obstetric anesthesiology. Her clinical areas of interest include the management of medically and/or surgically complex obstetric patients. Her areas of research include the evaluation of heart function during labor, racial disparities in the provision of obstetric anesthesia care, how the provision of obstetric anesthesia impacts fetal outcomes, and anesthesia-related medical education topics.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and Southern Medical Journal. She has also presented her work at the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology annual meeting and the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in brain, behavior, and cognitive science from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University prior to returning to the University of Chicago, where she completed her residency in anesthesiology. Most recently, she completed an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship from Northwestern University.

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