Joseph Thomas, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Joseph Thomas, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Program Director, Harbor-UCLA Interventional Cardiology Fellowship


Interventions of coronary/peripheral vascular disease

Research Description

Dr. Thomas is an Interventional and Clinical Cardiologist and Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. His clinical interests include myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, systems of care and cardiovascular interventions. He has research interests in novel diagnostic and interventional devices, cardiovascular pharmacotherapies, and outcomes and systems of care for myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest.
Theme Groups


  • MD, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Shavelle DM, Bosson N, Thomas JL, Kaji AH, Sung G, French WJ, Niemann JT. Outcomes of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (from the Los Angeles County Regional System). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 1;120(5):729-733.
Thomas JL. A Look at the IMPRESS Trial: Impella CP vs IABP in Acute MI Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock. Cathlab Digest, January 2017; 25(1)
Bosson N, Kaji AH, Fang A, Thomas JL, French WJ, Shavelle D, Niemann JT. Sex Differences in Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the Era of Regionalized Systems and Advanced Post-Resuscitation Care. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep; 5(9): e004131.
Thomas JL, Winther S, Wilson RF, Bøttcher M. A novel approach to diagnosing coronary artery disease: acoustic detection of coronary turbulence. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2017; 33: 129-136.
Budoff MJ, Kalia N, Cole J, Nakanishi R, Nezarat N, Thomas JL. Diagnostic accuracy of Visipaque enhanced coronary computed tomographic angiography: a prospective multicenter trial. Coron Artery Dis 2017; 28: 52-56.