Lisa Thomas, M.D., M.A. is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine where she then completed a residency in Psychiatry followed by fellowships in Child/Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry. She also earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Thomas has worked in the private sector as well as for the State and the Federal government. She has experience with inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment settings. Most recently, Dr. Thomas spent nearly 9 years as a staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO. During that time, she utilized telepsychiatry to expand the reach of outpatient clinic service to veterans living a considerable distance from the main hospital. She recognizes the increasing role of telepsychiatry, and telemedicine more generally, to provide primary and specialty care access to the widest range of patients possible.
Among her other duties, Dr. Thomas is developing a Psychiatry and Telepsychiatry program which will expand the specialty services that PSN is able to offer. The infrastructure is being put in place and psychiatrists are being actively recruited for this exciting venture.
Dr. Thomas is active in her community (for example, serving on county boards and commissions) and within organized medicine (former President of the Boone County Medical Society and current Vice Councilor for the Missouri State Medical Association).