Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.
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Stephen J. Thomas, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Cardiac Anesthesia


  • Anesthesia For Procedure on Heart, Pericardial Sac, and Great Vessels of Chest


Butch Thomas is a cardiac anesthesiologist and has been since 1974. He took his residency, chief residency, and cardiac anesthesia fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and has worked there, at New York University and now at Weill Cornell.  He has been President of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society, and Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Fellow - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Fellow - Royal College of Anaethetists of England


Board Certifications

  • Echocardiography
  • Anesthesiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1968


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments