Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Abraham P. Thomas, M.D.

Abraham P. Thomas, M.D.

Vascular Neurologist
Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurology

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-9782
Fax: 713-793-7019


Dr. Thomas’ clinical interests include the clinical evaluation of both critically and acutely hospitalized patients with cerebrovascular disease, and outpatients with cerebrovascular disease, including the clinical sequelae of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.  His primary research interests include:   pathophysiological mechanisms of stroke, epidemiological analysis of risk factors of stroke, preventive measures of stroke, and the acute treatment of stroke.

Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of Texas with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Philosophy.  He attended and received his M. D. from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Neurology at Emory University.  He then served as a Neurohospitalist and as the Stroke Director at Florida Hospital (East Orlando) for more than three years.  Dr. Thomas then continued his education and graduated from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as a Neurovascular Clinical Fellow.

Clinical/Research Interests

  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Stroke Risk Factors (Epidemiology)
  • Stroke Mechanisms (Pathophysiology)
  • Stroke Education/Prevention/Quality Measures
  • Stroke Treatment & Rehabilitation

Education/Training

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Emory University School of Medicine
Fellowship, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Selected Publications

  • Witte D, Thomas A, Ali N, Carlson N, Younes M.  Expression of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-3 (VEGFR-3) and its ligand VEGF-C in Human Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. Anticancer Research. May-June 2002.  Vol. 22(3), pp. 1463-6.
  • Eddleman, C. S., Ballinger, M. L., Smyers, M. E., Godell, C. M., Fishman, H. M. and Bittner, G. D. Repair of Plasmalemmal Lesions By Vesicles.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  April 1997.  Vol. 94, pp. 4745-4750.  Acknowledgment.:  Abraham Thomas
  • Abraham Thomas, Sharon Poisson, S. C. Johnston, Bruce Ovbiagele, Jeffrey Klingman, Stephen Sidney, Mai N. Nguyen-Huynh.  Level of Renal Function and Short-term Risk of Recurrent Stroke. Moderated Poster Presentation, International Stroke Conference 2013; Honolulu, HI; Feb 7, 2013.
  • Abraham Thomas, Sandra Narayanan.  Cervical Punctures:  An Important Tool for the Interventional Neurologist.  Poster Presentation, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego, CA; March 21, 2013.