Mr Christopher Thomas graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor Applied Science in Human Movement Studies. He went on to completing a Master of Scientific Studies specialising in cardiac physiology and rehabilitation.
Mr Thomas started working at the prestigious specialist cardio-thoracic tertiary referral centre, The Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside, Australia, as a Cardiac Scientist (1999). He was very quickly selected to train in cardiac ultrasound and a Diploma of Medical Ultrasound was completed in his early years. Mr Thomas made a (near) 18-year contribution to the Echocardiography Department, where he has been considered an educational resource for the hospital’s staff, and has vast experience in emergency and critical care scenarios. Mr Thomas has trained many Specialist Echo-Cardiologists working in Australia and abroad. The last 10 years has seen Mr Thomas operate as the hospital’s most experienced cardiac sonographer.
Mr Thomas specialises in the accurate echocardiographic assessment of ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, valvular lesions, paediatric and congenital heart disease, and assessing cardiac function post-cardiac surgery.
Mr Thomas was the first sonographer in QLD and Australia to conduct private clinics as a contractor (2002), and currently is in wide demand over 2 states to provide expert level echocardiography services to a discerning cardiology customer base.
Mr Thomas is fully accredited with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry. He is also a member of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).
In addition to presenting his original research at the World Congress of Cardiology in 2002, Mr Thomas has been involved in countless research initiatives as new technologies arrived on to the market, such as ASD/VSD closure devices, Ventricular assist devices and trans-catheter heart valve replacements.