Friday, October 15, 2010
Dr. Gailyn Thomas, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Joins NVRH Medical Staff
Gailyn Thomas, MD and Obstetrician and Gynecologist, has joined the Medical Staff at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Dr. Thomas is joining Dr. Elaine Paul and Dr. Karen Kenny in the Women's Wellness Center.
Thomas received her BA degree from Wesleyan University in 1984. She received her MD from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1990, and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA in 1994.
Thomas chose the medical field because she wanted to make a contribution to humanity. Obstetrics and Gynecology combine primary care and surgery, affording a continuity of care and long-standing relationships with patients and their families. She is committed to working in a community hospital, where she enjoys the collaboration with midwives and medical partners. “From my first visit here, I’ve been impressed with the education and training of the nursing staff at NVRH. That, combined with the fact that it’s a fine community hospital with talented colleagues, makes me excited to be here,” stated Thomas.
Thomas came to NVRH from Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT, where she practiced general obstetrics and gynecology. She has worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and as a Clinical Instructor at UVM’s College of Medicine. She has been the Principal Investigator on numerous research projects regarding women’s health, including endometrial cancer and incontinence. Her interests include female incontinence, pelvic prolapse and gynecologic surgery.
Bob Hersey, NVRH CFO, said of Thomas’ arrival, “We are delighted to have Dr. Thomas here. Her experience and skills, combined with her love of the profession, make her a great addition to our community, patients and staff.”
Thomas has three children Benjamin (15), Isaac (13) and Leah (11). Thomas’s hobbies include pottery, and exercising her two Jack Russell terriers, Maizie and Pedro.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas, call Women’s Wellness at 748-7300.