Thomas M. Deas, Jr., M.D., MMM
Chief Medical Officer
Tom Deas is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine (1981) and Gastroenterology (1989).
He began his gastroenterology medical practice in Fort Worth in 1991 after serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Colonel.
He is a member of Gastroenterology Associates of North Texas.
education includes a B.S. in Chemistry from Baylor
University, graduating cum laude (1970), followed by a M.S. in Chemistry from Baylor (1971).
While serving in the USAF, he received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport graduating with honors (1978).
Postgraduate medical training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
in San Antonio included an internal medicine residency (1978-81) and gastroenterology fellowship (1986-88).
In 2001 he earned a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) from the University of Texas Dallas Business School and UT Southwestern Medical School.
He served as Medical Director of the Fort Worth Endoscopy Center and the SW Fort Worth Endoscopy Center from 1995-2012.
These endoscopic ASCs were developed to provide a quality, safe, and convenient endoscopic environment for patients.
He is also a member of the Physician Advisory Board for Surgical Care Affiliates, corporate partner for the ambulatory endoscopy centers.
He is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
He has served in leadership positions with ASGE as committee chair, board member, treasurer, and as President, May 2012-13.
From 2008-2012, he served on the Advisory Board for the GI Quality Improvement Coalition (GIQuIC), the first gastroenterology quality registry established in 2008.
From 1996-2001, he served as President of Texas GI, an Independent Practice Association (IPA) that managed gastroenterology carve-out capitated contracts.
He was President of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) from 2002-2008 and has served on NTSP's physician board 1998-2013.
As Chief Medical Officer for Sandlot Solutions and President of CNC, Dr. Deas has been an outspoken advocate for improving patient care through health information technology.
is a frequent speaker at national meetings and has published articles on improving care quality, health information technology, and achieving efficient, high-quality gastroenterology practices.