Dr. Mika R. Thomas is a Dallas native who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in the biological sciences from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with distinction. While an undergraduate, she was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and was nominated as one of the SMU Decima Chapter of Mortar Board’s “Top Ten Sophomores of 1995.”
Dr. Thomas went on to attend medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in infertility, she spent a summer during medical school participating in research dedicated to endometriosis. This research was featured in many publications, and was on the cover of Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Thomas was elected a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while in medical school.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Thomas completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Phoenix, AZ’s bustling Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. During her time in Phoenix, Dr. Thomas conducted and presented research on topics including the predictors of embryo transfer success rates, IUI preparations, and the medical management of miscarriages. These studies resulted in multiple awards.
Dr. Thomas recently finished a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the respected University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During her fellowship, she received specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of various causes of infertility including polycystic ovarian syndrome, diminished ovarian reserve, tubal factor and male factor. She has performed numerous assisted reproductive technology (IVF) cycles and is well trained in microsurgery.
Dr. Thomas is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (serving as junior fellow section chair and vice-chair while in residency), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Dallas Area Reproductive Endocrinologists.
When choosing a fertility specialist, it is essential to review his or her qualifications. Studies demonstrate that patients who are treated by a fertility specialist have significantly better success rates and generally lower treatment costs. Not all physicians who treat infertility have undergone fellowship training. Information on a physician’s background can often be found on their website or by visiting the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) website. However, a physician can be a member of the ASRM and not be subspecialty trained in fertility.