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Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Neurosurgery

Specialties: Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology


  • MD - University of Michigan Medical School (2008)

Awards & Honors

  • Advancing Clinical Excellence grant awardee, Baylor College of Medicine (2013-2014)
  • Integra Foundation Award, for outstanding AANS annual meeting oral presentation (2013)
  • Congress of Neurologic Surgeons Tumor Fellow (2012-2013)
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow (2012)

Clinical Background

Jonathan Thomas, MD, is a neurosurgeon who has a clinical interest in neurosurgical oncology.


  • Neurosurgical Oncology - MD Anderson Cancer Center (2015-2016)


  • Neurological Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine (2008-2015)

Jonathan Thomas, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests

Neurosurgical oncology


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Nuances in localization and surgical treatment of syringomyelia with fenestrated and webbed intradural spinal arachnoid cyst: a retrospective analysis. 
Srinivasan VM, Fridley J, Thomas JG, Omeis I
World Neurosurg. Nov 13, 2015

"Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the cauda equina with craniospinal metastasis"
Thomas JG, Lincoln C, Goodman JC, Gopinath S
J Clin Neurosci.; 21(12): 2239-42, Dec 2014

"C2 laminar screw fixation in occipitocervical or C1-2 constructs in young (≤ 5 years old) children"
Savage JG, Fulkerson DH, Sen AN, Thomas JG, Jea A
J Neurosurg Pediatr.;14(1):87-93, Jul 2014

"Prospective trial of a short hospital stay protocol after endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenoma surgery"
Thomas JG, Gadgil N, Samson S, Takashima M, Yoshor D
World Neurosurg.; 81(3-4): 576-83, Mar-Apr 2014

"Iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease via surgical instruments"
Thomas JG, Chenoweth C, Sullivan S
J Clin Neurosci.; 20(9): 1207-12, Sep 2013

"Endoscopic resection of tuberculum sellae meningiomas"
Gadgil N, Thomas JG, Takashima M, Yoshor D
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base; 74(4): 201-10, Aug 2013

"Neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring in children with Down syndrome"
Patel AJ, Agadi S, Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Fulkerson DH, Glover C, Jea A 
Childs Nerv Syst.; 29(2): 281-7, Feb 2013

"Correlation between shunt series and scoliosis radiographs in children with myelomeningoceles"
Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Blumberg T, Whitehead WE, Curry, DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A
J Neurosurg Spine; 17 (5): 410-4, Nov 2012

"Neurogenic claudication associated with posterior vertebral rim fractures in children"
Thomas JG, Boatey J, Brayton A, Jea A
J Neurosurg Pediatr.; 10 (3): 241-5, Sep 2012

"Brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy"
Fridley J, Thomas JG, Cruz J, Yoshor D
Neurosurg Focus; 32(3), Mar 2012


Recent Abstracts and Presentations

"Prospective trial of a short hospital stay protocol after endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenoma surgery"
Thomas JG, Gadgil N, Samson S, Takashima M, Yoshor D
Presented at Congress of Neurologic Surgeons annual meeting, San Francisco, Calif., Nov 2013

"Ionizing radiation augments glioma tropism of mesenchymal stem cells"
Thomas JG, Hossain A, Shinojima N, Gumin J, Nwajei F, Ezhilarasan R, Love P, Sulman EP, Lang FF
Oral presentation at AANS annual meeting, New Orleans, La., Apr 2013

“Unexpected nuclear sublocalization of the tyrosine kinase receptor Tie2 induces radioresistance of malignant gliomas”.
Hossain MB, Cortes-Santiago N, Gururaj A, Thomas JG, Kabrusiewicz K, Gumin J, Xipell E, Lang FF, Fueyo J, Gomez-Manzano C
Abstract presented at Society for Neurooncology, Washington, D.C., Nov 2012

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.