Dr. Antony Thomas
Director- Diagnostic Division
Dr. Antony Thomas currently serves as the Director of Prime Healthcare Group’s Diagnostic Division. He joined the group as Specialist Pathologist and had been highly instrumental in the formation and development of Prime Diagnostic Center (later became Premier Diagnostic and Medical Center). His career roles and expertise evolved along with the growth of the organization, where he later served as the Assistant Medical Director and the Medical Director, before taking on the role of the Director.
After earning his MBBS degree from J.J.M Medical College, Karnataka, India, Dr. Antony secured a Post-Graduate degree (MD) in Pathology with a focus on Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Anatomic Pathology. Prior to his medical career in the UAE, he worked as an Assistant Professor with the Histopathology, Cytopathology and Clinical Pathology departments of various leading medical colleges in India. He is currently pursuing MSC in International Healthcare Leadership (IHL) at Manchester University’s Dubai Campus.
In addition to being a highly successful public speaker, Dr. Antony has a series of professional achievements, awards and recognition to his credit and has contributed seven chapters to the medical textbook titled ‘The Essentials of Clinical Oncology,’ published in 2005. More recently, he has published various articles on Leiden Mutation and Antithrombin III Deficiency; Correlation of Cervical Cytology with High-Risk HPV Molecular Diagnosis, Genotypes, and Histopathology; and Vascular Eccrine Spiradenoma.
Dr. Antony is a member of Advisory Technical Committee (ATC) for Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC); ILAC and the accreditation authority for UAE under the Dubai Municipality. Besides, he is a Board member of the Emirates Medical Association and an International Laboratory Assessor for ISO 15189. He had also been instrumental in setting up blood bank services for Karnataka Hemophilia Society (KHS) in India.