Thomas De Fer, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship

Executive Editor, The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics

tdefer@dom.wustl.edu

 

Biography

 

Specialty Areas

  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

 

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • General and internal medicine, medical education.
  • Board Certification

 

Internal Medicine -- Certified

 

Medical Education

  • BA: Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1985
  • Medical Degree: University Of Missouri- Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1989 Residency:
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992

 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2010 (Best Doctors, Inc)
  • Clerkship Director of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine, 2003-2009
  • Practice of Medicine II Small Group Leader of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), 2007
  • Clinical Lecturer of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Alumni Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2004

 

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Reviewer
  • American Journal Medicine
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine

 

Selected Books and Book Chapters

  • Nasir M, De Fer TM. Alcohol Abuse. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed.Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • De Fer TM. Otolaryngology. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • De Fer TM. Musculoskeletal Complaints. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • Sherman DP, Mayse ML, De Fer TM. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule and Pleural Effusion. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • Madam V, De Fer TM. Hypertension. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • Mullur RS, Brisco MA, De Fer TM. Preoperative Evaluation and Care of the Surgical Patient. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • Borschel DM, De Fer TM. Approach to the Ambulatory Patient. In: Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • Brisco MA, Mullur R, De Fer TM (eds). The Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. In press.
  • De Fer TM. Approach to Low Back Pain. In: Cislo GS, De Fer, TM (eds). The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008:280-289. ISBN: 978-0-7817-9155-7.
  • De Fer TM. Approach to the Adrenal Incidentaloma. In: Cislo GS, De Fer, TM (eds). The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008:271-274. ISBN: 978-0-7817-9155-7.
  • De Fer TM. Thyroid Diseases. In: Cislo GS, De Fer, TM (eds). The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008:256-265. ISBN: 978-0-7817-9155-7.
  • De Fer TM. Approach to Anemia. In: Cislo GS, De Fer, TM (eds). The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series, General Internal Medicine Consult, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008:226-231. ISBN: 978-0-7817-9155-7.

 

Journal Articles

  • Hauer KE, Durning SJ, Kernan WN, Fagan MJ, Mintz M, O‚ÄôSullivan PS, Battistone M, De Fer TM, Elnicki M, Harrell H, Reddy S, Boscardin CK, Schwartz MD. Factors associated with medical students; career choices regarding internal medicine. JAMA 2008;300:1154-1164.
  • De Fer TM, Fazio SB. Revision of a national internal medicine curriculum: process and outcomes. Am J Med 2008;121:1019-1025.
  • Garbutt J, DeFer TM, Highstein G, McNaughton C, Milligan P, Fraser, VF. Safe prescribing: an educational intervention for medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2006;18:244.
  • Whelan A, Appel J, Alper EJ, De Fer TM, Dickinson TA, Fazio SB, Friedman E, Kuzma MA, Reddy S. The future of medical student education in internal medicine. Am J Med. 2004;116:576-580.

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