Semara Thomas, MD

Semara Thomas, MD

Education/Post Graduate Training

University of California, Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship 2016- Present
University of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville, VA
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 2012- 2016
OB/GYN Chief Resident 2015-2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor of Medicine 2012
Columbia University New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature 2006

Active Certification and Licensure

State of California

Basic Life Support, Provider

Society Memberships

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

North American Menopause Society

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society In-Training Scholarship Award 2017
2014 Young Scientist Award 2014
University of Virginia Medical Center
2013 Pfizer Medical Resident Reporter Award 2013
North American Menopause Society/Pfizer Inc
Resident Teaching Award 2012
University of Virginia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 2009-2010
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carolyn Carter 1st Year Award 2009
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
UPMC St. Margaret SNMA Scholarship 2009
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2004-2005
Columbia University, NY

Professional Activities

Program Coordinator 2006, 2009
Summer Pre-Academic Enrichment Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
AVID Tutor 2007-2008
Culver City School District
Los Angeles, CA
Health Care Intern 2005
Porter Novelli Public Relations
New York, NY

Hospital and University Committee Appointments

Associate Dean of Diversity for University of Virginia Medical Center 2014
Search Committee
Cancer Committee Member 2014-2016
Infertility Sub-committee
University of Virginia Medical Center
Labor and Delivery Interdisciplinary Committee 2013-2016
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia
Residency Selection Committee 2013-2016
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia
Diversity Consortium Committee Member 2013-2016
University of Virginia Medical Center
Admissions Committee Member 2010
University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, PA

Languages

Spanish – Fluency


Publications

  • Franasiak J, Thomas S, Ng S, Fano M, Ruiz A, Scott R, Forman E. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation results in supraphysiologic DHEA-S serum levels and progesterone assay interference that may impact clinical management in IVF. J Assist Reprod Genet 2016 Mar 12;33(3):387-91. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
  • Lisa M. Pastore, Maria Antero, Karen Ventura, J Kim Penberthy, Semara A. Thomas,
    Logan B. Karns. Attitudes Towards Potentially Carrying The FMR1 Premutation: Before Vs After Testing Of Non-Carrier Females With Diminished Ovarian Reserve. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2014 Dec;23(6):968-75.
  • Pinkerton J, Thomas S, Dalkin A. Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention for Postmenopausal Women- current and future therapeutic options. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. August 2013.
  • Pinkerton J, Thomas S. Use of SERMs for treatment in postmenopausal women. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2013 December 25
  • Thomas SA, Pastore LM. Body Image and Quality of Life of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. In, ”Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications”. Nova Publishers, 2013.
  • Thomas S, Ness, R, Thurston R, Matthews K, Chung-Chou C, Hess R. Racial Differences in Perception of Healthy Body Weight in Mid-Life Women: Results from Do Stage Transitions Result in Detectable Effects (STRIDE) Study. Menopause. March 2013, Volume 20.3
  • Thomas, Semara. Sanfilippo, Joseph.
    Managing the reproductive health of pediatric and adolescent patients
    Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, November 2011, Vol. 6, No. 6, Pages 655-666.
  • Homa, L., Thomas, S. and Sanfilippo, J. Primary amenorrhea with transverse vaginal septum and scant hematocolpos: A case report. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 2012,2, 87-91

Abstracts/Presentations

  • Thomas S, Ross L, Ingles S, Pandian R, Paulson R, Bendikson K. Polyclonal antibody assays are better measurements of vitamin d status in asian women than monoclonal. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Indian Wells ,CA March 2016
  • Thomas S, Gregg V, Smith L. Duplicated inferior vena cava and unilateral renal agenesis with a bicornuate uterus. Oral presentation. South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. January 2015
  • Thomas S, Saint-Surin T, Smith L, James A. Patient knowledge of adverse reproductive and health outcomes associated with smoking. Women’s Health 2015: The 23rd Annual Congress, Washington, DC April 2015.
  • Thomas S, Smith L, James A. Patient knowledge of adverse reproductive and health outcomes associated with smoking. Oral presentation. ACOG Virginia Section, Fall Meeting. Septemer 12 2014.
  • LM Pastore, SA Thomas, JK Penberthy, MF Antero, LB Karns, KA Ventura. Attitudes towards potentially carrying the FMR1 premutation: before vs after testing of non-carrier females with occult primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Fertility and Sterilit. 2013:100(3), Supplement S190-S191.
  • Thomas S, Thurston R, Matthews K, Hess R.
    Racial Differences in Perception of Healthy Body Weight in Mid-Life Women: Results from Do Stage Transitions Result in Detectable Effects (STRIDE) Study.
    North American Menopause Society Meeting, Chicago, October 2010
  • Takane KK, Kleinberger J, Salim F, Thomas S, Fiaschi-Taesch NM, Stewart AF.
    Regulated Induction of Human Beta Cell Replication: Tetracycline-Inducible Overexpression of Cdk6 and Cyclin D1 in Human Beta Cells. 70th American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions, Orlando, June 2010