Douglas Thomas, M.D., grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1977. He received, with honors, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of San Diego in 1981. He graduated, with honors, from medical school at The University of Southern California in 1985. Remaining at USC, he completed an internship in pediatrics and his residency in dermatology. He was selected Chief Resident in 1988 and appointed Assistant Clinical Professor in 1989.
From 1989-2006 Dr. Thomas was one of the principal physicians at Las Vegas Skin and Cancer Clinics, where he was appointed Medical Director in 1996. Since 1991, he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Dermatology at The University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has published multiple articles in The Journal of Infectious Disease, Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, and The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Thomas’ special interests include pediatric, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, including the treatment of skin cancer. He is a member of the American Society for MOHS surgery and the Las Vegas Dermatology Society. Dr. Thomas is also one of the earliest members of the Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, providing free care to local residents experiencing financial hardship. He has been voted as Las Vegas’ Top Dermatologist in Las Vegas Life Magazine since 2002. He and his wife Patty have two children, Roberto and Daniella.