National Association of Professional Women Announces Dr. Lorie Thomas, Blanchard Valley Hospital Women & Children's Center, as a 2014 Professional Woman

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Lorie Thomas, DO is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I performed the first single-incision hysterectomy using robotics in Northwest Ohio.

NAPW honors Lorie Thomas, DO as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Thomas is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. As the largest organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“I have a clinical focus that includes all aspects of gynecology with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery,” says Dr. Thomas, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. "I performed the first single-incision hysterectomy using robotics in Northwest Ohio.”

Dr. Thomas, a practicing physician at Blanchard Valley Hospital Women & Children's Center and Director of the Robotic Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain Programs at the Center, is a graduate of Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio.

Since completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Thomas has dedicated herself to providing expert gynecological care to women, particularly those who suffer from issues such as pelvic pain, prolapsed and endometriosis. Her work with robotics in these areas is renowned; Dr. Thomas has performed more than 500 robotic surgeries using the da Vinci® Surgical System. She is currently involved in a national research project with robotics. A dedicated professional, Dr. Thomas regularly shares her knowledge and expertise with other healthcare professionals. “I have been involved in speaking, proctoring and hosting as an observation/training site for Intuitive Surgical,” she says.

About NAPW: NAPW provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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