Susan Stuckey Thoms, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Susan S. Thoms, M.D. is a recently retired comprehensive ophthalmologist. She received her BA from Kalamazoo College and her M.D. from Wayne State University. After a medical internship at Henry Ford Hospital and ophthalmology residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, she entered private practice in the Detroit area. After 17 years, she joined the faculty at University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, where she directed the department's first satellite office in Livonia until her retirement 20 years later. During those years she engaged in numerous teaching activities with students, residents, and technicians, along with full time patient care. She gave frequent educational presentations to the community. Since moving to Kalamazoo, she has been a part of the standardized patient program.
- American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology)
Education and Training
- Residency 1978, Ophthalmology, Sinai Hospital of Detroit
- Internship 1975, Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
- MD 1974, Wayne State University
- BA 1970, Premedicine, Kalamazoo College
Thoms S.S., Musch D.C., Soong H.K. Postoperative endophthalmitis associated with sutured versus unsutured clear corneal cataract incisions British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007;91:728-730. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2006.109827.
Zareparsi S., Reddick A., Branham K., Moore K., Jessup L., Thoms S., Smith-Wheelock M., Yashar B., Swaroop A. Association of apolipoprotein E alleles with susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration in a large cohort from a single center Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2004;45:1306-1310. doi: 10.1167/iovs.03-1253.
Frank K.W., Sugar H.S., Sherman A., Beckman H., Thoms S. Anterior segment metastases from an ovarian choriocarcinoma American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1979;87:778-782. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(79)90353-2.