Dr. Thomas Knox, MD

Email: tknox@neihact.com

Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Practice Philosophy: The goal of my cardiovascular practice is to prevent disease whenever possible and to treat all aspects of cardiovascular disease once it has manifested. This is done with respect for and with the help of other health professionals with the same goals.

Areas of Focus: I focus on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. This includes prevention, screening, testing, and treatment. My practice evaluates and treats all forms of cardiac and vascular disease including PAD and venous insufficiency. Treatments range from education to medicines to fully invasive procedures when indicated.

General Comments: My goal is the optimization of cardiovascular health in conjunction with care for the total patient. I have had a lifelong interest in nutrition and general well-being. Nutrition was a major focus in both undergraduate work and in medical school. I am board certified in nutrition. In addition, I maintain board certification in Internal Medicine in an effort to treat the whole patient and not just one isolated organ system. I am uniquely interested and qualified to treat not only end-stage cardiac disease, but also to reach patients before they get to that point. My current effort, and the goal of New England Integrative Health Associates, is to intervene early in patients’ lives to prevent or slow the progression of the disease process.


Education and Medical Training:
B.A., Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
Medical Degree, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Fellowship in Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Western Campus of Tufts Medical School, Springfield, MA
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management, Amherst, MA

Current Academic Positions:
Assistant Attending Staff Saint Francis Hospital, Department of Medicine, Hartford, CT
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Board Certifications:
ABIM Internal Medicine (certification #188498) November 1999
Recertified in Internal Medicine (certification #188498) December 2009
ABIM Cardiovascular Disease (certification #188498) November 2002
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 10/2002 (certification #2433) October 2002
National Board of Echocardiography (certification #042216) June 2004
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension Board by American Society of Hypertension Specialists Program May 2005
American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists 11/2005 #2050270
Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) 06/2011
Certified Dietician/Nutritionist, State of Connecticut

Medical Licensure:
Connecticut (#037021) July 1998
Rhode Island (#MD13200)
New York (#260445)
Licensed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission as Authorized User of Nuclear Pharmaceuticals

Previous Professional Positions
Interpreting, supervising, and performing TTE and TEE with Cardiology Fellows at The University of Connecticut Health Center, October 2007-July 2008
Per Diem Physician in Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Room, Hartford, CT, July 1998-October 2002
Clinical Associate in Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, July 1999-June 2002

Organized and Instructed Cardiology Curriculum for Springfield College Physicians Assistant Program, Springfield, MA August 2001-December 2001
Organized and Instructed Cardiology Curriculum for Baystate Medical Center Internal Medicine Residents, Springfield, MA, August 2001-May 2002
Attending and supervisor for Cardiology Fellows at Saint Francis Hospital, including: TTE, TEE, Cardiac Cath., Clinical rotations
One on One Clinical Instruction of Family Medicine Residents from Saint Francis Hospital during Their Outpatient Cardiology Rotation 2004-

Committee Memberships:
Member of the Board of Directors of The Physician Hospital Organization at Saint Francis Hospital 2007-2011
Performance Improvement Committee, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT 2004-2009
Co-Chair of Hospital Credentials Task Force 2008
Member of The Medical Review Committee of the Hartford County Medical Association
Alternate Delegate to CSMS
ABIM relevance reviewer for Cardiovascular board exam questions
Interview Selections Committee for Internal Medicine Residency Applicants for University of Connecticut

Professional and Societal Memberships/Fellowships
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
Fellow of The American College of Physicians (FACP)
Fellow of The American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Fellow of The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC)
Fellow of The American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
Fellow of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI)
Fellow of The American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
American Heart Association, Member Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA)
National Lipid Association (NLA)
Member of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality (AIHQ)
American Board of Hospital Physicians (ABHP)
North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
American College of Nutrition (ACN)
American Association of Exercise Physiologists
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS)
Hartford County Medical Association, CT
Hampden County Medical Society, MA 10/99-12/02
Member Society for Vascular Medicine 2010-present
Member of The American College of Preventive Medicine

Intramural Presentations:
Regular Presentations at Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Division of Cardiology, Saint Francis Hospital
Didactic Presentations to Family Medicine Residency Program on Topics in Cardiology, Saint Francis Hospital

Honors and Awards:
Valedictorian Brewster High School, Brewster, NY 1989
Chemistry and Biology Achievement Awards in undergraduate 1990, 1992
Graduated Magna Cum Laude undergraduate with Honors Program BA Degree
K. Gregory Elliot, M.D. Scholarship Award in Medical School
Chief Cardiology Fellow Baystate Medical Center 2001-2002
NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program 2009-2012
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