Dr. Thom in an infectious disease physician, clinical researcher and clinical educator. She received her MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville, FL) and her MS from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. She is also one of the Associate Hospital Epidemiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to these roles, Dr. Thom is active in teaching interprofessional learners in patient safety, quality improvement and healthcare epidemiology.
Dr. Thom's research has several areas of focus and includes the study of antimicrobial resistant pathogens, prevention of infections in the healthcare setting, patient safety and medical education.