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Format: 04/24/2014
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March of Dimes Honors Allegheny Health Network’s Ronald Thomas, MD, For Helping Give the Region’s Babies a Healthy Start in Life

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Ronald L. Thomas, MD, Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, has been chosen as the March of Dimes Western Pennsylvania Medical Honoree of the year for his work promoting the organization’s goal of giving all babies a healthy start in life. He will be honored at the Signature Chefs Auction of Pittsburgh event on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. 
In addition to working with March of Dimes families, Dr. Thomas serves on the March of Dimes Programs/Public Affairs Board for the Pennsylvania Chapter and has spoken on behalf of the organization with numerous media outlets.
Dr. Thomas also appeared on Pittsburgh Today Live on Friday, Nov. 1 to promote prematurity awareness and the Signature Chefs Auction.
Allegheny Health Network’s Program for High-Risk Obstetrics/Maternal-Fetal Medicine combines the latest technology in high-risk obstetrical services with personalized care and a unified, interdisciplinary approach, integrating the expertise of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division of Neonatology. For issues related to genetics or genetic issues, a board-certified OB/GYN medical geneticist is available with a team of genetic counselors.
A native of Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Thomas began his career as a high school teacher of physics and mathematics at McDowell High School near Erie, Pa., and developed an interest in medicine through tutoring hospital-bound students.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda (the National Naval Medical Center) and was sponsored by the U.S. Navy for fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
He was honored in Pittsburgh Magazine as a "Top Doctor" in 2010-2013, and additional awards include Most Compassionate Doctor (2010), and Patient’s Choice Award (2008-2010). 
Dr. Thomas has special expertise in the use of prenatal ultrasound for both diagnostic and management purposes. During his entire medical career, Dr. Thomas has been involved in the training of medical students and residents, and has received various teaching awards throughout his career. His publications include more than thirty peer reviewed articles and multiple textbook chapters. 
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