Cardiovascular Health Research Unit

Thomas Rea, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine
Section Head, Harborview Medical Center
Program Medical Director, King County Medic One Emergency Medical Services

rea123u.washington.edu

Education

MD, University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992
MPH, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, 2000


Interests

Factors influencing risk and outcome of cardiac arrest
Pharmacoepidemiology
Prehospital emergency care


Honors

Moseby Publishers Notable Research Manuscript in Family Medicine, 2001
Harborview Service Excellence Award, 2002
SGIM Clinician Researcher Award, 2006
AHA Best Abstract Award, 2006
King County EMS Division Managers Award, 2007
King County Medic One Service Award, 2009


Publications

PL Wander, CE Fahrenbruch, TD Rea. The dispatcher assisted resuscitation trial: indirect benefits of emergency research.  PMID:25195982

RN Lemaitre, IB King, K Rice, B McKnight, N Sotoodehnia, TD Rea, CO Johnson, TE Raghunathan, LA Cobb, D Mozaffarian, DS Siscovick. Erythrocyte very long-chain saturated fatty acids associated with lower risk of incident sudden cardiac arrest. 2014-10-01. PMID:25107579

RN Lemaitre, CO Johnson, S Hesselson, N Sotoodhenia, B McKnight, CM Sitlani, TD Rea, IB King, PY Kwok, A Mak, G Li, J Brody, E Larson, D Mozaffarian, BM Psaty, A Huertas-Vazquez, JC Tardif, CM Albert, LP Lyytikäinen, DE Arking, S Kääb, HV Huikuri, BP Krijthe, M Eijgelsheim, YA Wang, K Reinier, T Lehtimäki, SL Pulit, R Brugada, M Müller-Nurasyid, CH Newton-Cheh, PJ Karhunen, BH Stricker, P Goyette, JI Rotter, SS Chugh, A Chakravarti, X Jouven, DS Siscovick. Common variation in fatty acid metabolic genes and risk of incident sudden cardiac arrest. 2014-03-01. PMID:24418166

Common variation in fatty acid genes and resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest. Johnson CO, Lemaitre RN, Fahrenbruch CE, Hesselson S, Sotoodehnia N, McKnight B, Rice KM, Kwok PY, Siscovick DS, Rea TD. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012 Aug 1;5(4):422-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.111.961912. Epub 2012 Jun 1. Erratum in: Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013 Feb;6(1):e1. PMID:22661490

ML Weisfeldt, S Everson-Stewart, C Sitlani, T Rea, TP Aufderheide, DL Atkins, B Bigham, SC Brooks, C Foerster, R Gray, JP Ornato, J Powell, PJ Kudenchuk, LJ Morrison, Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias after cardiac arrest in public versus at home. 2011-01-27. PMID:21268723

ML Weisfeldt, CM Sitlani, JP Ornato, T Rea, TP Aufderheide, D Davis, J Dreyer, EP Hess, J Jui, J Maloney, G Sopko, J Powell, G Nichol, LJ Morrison, ROC Investigators. Survival after application of automatic external defibrillators before arrival of the emergency medical system: evaluation in the resuscitation outcomes consortium population of 21 million. 2010-04-20. PMID:20394876