About The Author

Thomas M. Hyers, M.D.

Dr. Hyers received his M.D. degree from Duke University in 1968. He completed his medical internship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in 1969 and then served three years in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health, where he helped coordinate early studies of urokinase and streptokinase in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. He did his medical residency and chief residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then completed a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver. He served for five years as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center, and then moved to St. Louis University where he was Director of the Division of Pulmonology and Pulmonary Occupational Medicine from 1982 to 1997.

Dr. Hyers has held the rank of Professor of Internal Medicine at St. Louis University since 1985. He has a long-standing interest in thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy and has conducted clinical research in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism. Dr. Hyers continues to write and lecture frequently on this topic.

Dr. Hyers has maintained a private practice in pulmonology, pulmonary occupational medicine and a private clinical research site at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis from 1997 to 2008. The site relocated to medical office building 522 North New Ballas Road in St. Louis in 2008. Recently, he developed an interest in Internet education and, with help, designed a website (www.careinternet.com) to help caregivers deliver antithrombotic therapy more effectively. He is married with two grown sons.

In his spare time, Dr. Hyers enjoys creative writing, gardening and fishing.


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