ThomasProfessor and Executive Vice Chair
Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Emergency Services and Sepsis, UAB Hospital

Research and Clinical Interests
Clinical operations, patient flow, patient safety, quality, cardiovascular emergencies, resuscitation


J. Jeremy Thomas, MD, is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL), he is also the Director of Emergency Services and the Director of Observation Medicine for UAB Hospital. He also serves as Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Emergency Services and Sepsis for UAB for Hospital. He completed medical school at The University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL), and Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL). Dr. Thomas completed an Emergency Medicine Cardiovascular Emergencies Fellowship at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). He served as Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Virginia from 2006-2007, and at UAB from 2007- present.

Initially his career was focused on resident education, serving in assistant and associate resident director positions. During this time Dr. Thomas received many awards in recognition of mentorship. Currently Dr. Thomas’ career is much more focused on emergency department and hospital administration/clinical operations. Dr. Thomas serves as the medical director of the University Emergency Department, as well as working to launch and co-direct the Outpatient Clinical Decision Unit (OCDU) – UAB's first dedicated facility for observation care.

Dr. Thomas is very active in the clinical operations of the department and the hospital. Outside of standard clinical shifts at the two ED sites, Dr. Thomas previously served on the hospital Medical Emergency Team and the Post Arrest Theraputic Hypothermia Team. Outside of clinical work, Dr. Thomas spends a great deal of time collaborating with other departments and the hospital to improve communication, efficiency, patient care and throughput within the expansive UAB health system.


American Board of Emergency Medicine


Medical School
University of South Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Virginia
Emergency Medicine Cardiovascular Emergencies


Office Location
KB 321