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Specialty

OB/GYN

Language(s) Spoken

English; Malayalam; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2020

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Merlyn Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2012. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in 2016 at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2020, where she served as administrative chief resident in her final year. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2020.

Professional Associations

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and the Harris County Medical Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Thomas enjoys reading science fiction novels, spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries, and trying new restaurants and new foods.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Thomas has ever received is: “Be kind to people because you don’t know what battles they may be fighting in private.”

Her guilty pleasure is watching reality television, such as the “Great British Baking Show.”

As a child, she wanted to be a U.S. senator when she grew up. She loved the idea of working with people to create policy that would improve the lives of people in her community. She realized she prefers the sciences and is now helping her community in a different way than she planned!

​My philosophy of care is to treat each patient as if she were my mother, sister, or daughter and to give her the attention and expertise that I would wish for them to receive. I want to provide the best care to women through all phases of their life from pregnancy to providing excellent gynecologic care. I feel it’s a privilege to focus my whole career on providing the best care to women of all ages.

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Awards & Recognitions

Research

 

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, December 2017 – June 2019, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology                             

  • Conducted a retrospective chart study in the Harris Health County system on the diagnosis, management, and outcome of Tubo-Ovarian Abscesses (TOA) to identify high-risk patients and best practice methods for treatment in this specific population.
 
University of California, San Diego, May 2013 – August 2013, Department of Neuropsychology and Neurosciences                          
  • Worked with Dr. Guerry Peavy and Dr. Steve Edland at the Shiley Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in San Diego to investigate the relationship between pulse pressure and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
 

Presentations

 

Clinical Predictors of Failed Medical Treatment in Patient with Tubo-Ovarian Abscess: An External Validation of Clinical Risk Score (June 2019). Merlyn Thomas, M.D., Randa Jalloul, M.D.

  • Presented research at the Update in Obstetrics in Gynecology Conference in Houston, Texas.

 
Pulse Pressure a Potential Risk Factor of Alzheimer’s Disease (2013). Merlyn Thomas, M.D., Guerry Peavy, M.D., Steve Edland, M.D.

  • Presented research at the Medical Student Sustained Training and Research in Aging and Mental Health Program Conference at the University of California, San Diego in August 2013.
  • Presented at the Scholarly Activity and Research Program Conference at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in October 2013.