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Unity's Cardiology Chief Honored

Joan L. Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.C., has been selected to represent cardiologists of New York State and the Rochester community in the renowned publication Leading Physicians of the World

Dr. Thomas was chosen because she represents the commitment, excellence, and passion for patient care needed to receive this prestigious honor.
Dr. Thomas is Chief of Cardiology for Unity Health System and works at University Cardiovascular Associates. She specializes in non invasive cardiology. As a non-invasive interventional cardiologist, Dr. Thomas was instrumental in bringing the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Service to Unity and her practice. This device can easily detect heart arrhythmias or other “off” heart rhythms, therefore detecting heart attacks earlier and saving lives. She is Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, and also focuses on women’s heart disease, and preventative heart care.
In 1983, Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She then completed her internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Rochester. Today, Dr. Thomas is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Monroe County Medical Society and the Medical Society of the State of New York.
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At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience in over 70 locations.   Key programs include Unity Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Unity Center for Aging provides a comprehensive range of services for older adults using the most innovative approaches in elder care. ACM Medical Laboratory is an industry leader in patient and clinical trials testing. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.