Joel Thomas, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Resident

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Hometown: Long Island, NY

Describe a teachable med school moment: Learning about spaced repetition (i.e. Anki) for the first time and seeing its awesome power for long-term retention of granular information (e.g. remembering specific MS1 biochemistry material 2 years later on clerkships)

I chose MIR because: Outstanding clinical education in radiology and strong referring departments in medicine and surgery

My favorite radiology sign: Still learning them, but the bear paw sign of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

My personal interests: Playing guitar and jamming with musicians of any genre, cooking, reading nonfiction and lifting weights

My favorite go-to meal: Roasted vegetables with sea salt and balsamic vinegar

I'm excited about living in St. Louis because: Tons to do with free entry and easy parking, even during peak hours!

Something most people don’t know about me: I majored in philosophy and published a paper in an artificial intelligence journal.

Anything else you should know about me: I make macarons and ice cream. I welcome all flavor requests, no matter how weird.

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence in radiology

Link to Publications

Education History

Medical Degree

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


State University of New York at Binghamton