Dr. Thomas had received her medical degree from the Centro de Esino Superior in Valenca, Brazil. She completed her specialization in Clinical Hematology at the Federal University Fluminese in Niteroi, Brazil in 2001. Later, she completed her Masters in Clinical Medicine and fulfilled a Doctorate in Medical Radiology in 2013. Dr. Thomas has over 30 years of experience working with persons with bleeding disorders and has developed a program in which radiosynoviorthesis, provided for patients throughout Brazil. Herself and her team performed up to 1,500 radiosynoviorthesis procedures in hemophilic joints, in both adults and children. She utilizes the HJHS along with many other hemophilia-specific clinic and radiologic tools to assess joint health in her patients with hemophilia.
CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6242494507675797 (Curriculum Vitae):
VULPEN, LIZE F. D.; Thomas, Sylvia ; KENY, SWAPNIL A. ; MOHANTY, SHUBHRANSHU S. . Synovitis and synovectomy in haemophilia. HAEMOPHILIA, v. 27, p. 96-102, 2021.
GUEDES, VANESSA GIROTO ; WACHHOLZ, PATRICK ALEXANDER ; Thomas, Sylvia ; SOUZA, SERGIO AUGUSTO LOPES . Monitoring the joint health of patients with haemophilia in a middle-income country: Considerations on the use of the Haemophilia Joint Health Score. HAEMOPHILIA, v. 00 1, p. 1-3, 2020.
Thomas, Sylvia; GABRIEL, M. B. ; ASSI, P. E. ; BARBOZA, M. ; PERRI, M. L. P. ; LAND, M. G. P. ; DA COSTA, E. S. . Radioactive synovectomy with Yttrium90 citrate in haemophilic synovitis: Brazilian experience. Haemophilia (Oxford. Print), v. 17, p. e211-e216, 2011.
TORRES BERDEGUEZ, MIRTA BÁRBARA; Thomas, Sylvia ; RAFFUL, PATRICIA ; ARRUDA SANCHEZ, TIAGO ; MEDEIROS OLIVEIRA RAMOS, SUSIE ; ALBERNAZ, MARTA SOUZA ; VASCONCELLOS DE SÁ, LIDIA ; LOPES DE SOUZA, SERGIO AUGUSTO ; MAS MILIAN, FELIX ; XAVIER DA SILVA, ADEMIR . A New Approach for Radiosynoviorthesis: A Dose-Optimized Planning method Based on Monte Carlo Simulation and Synovial Measurement Using 3D Slicer and MRI. MEDICAL PHYSICS, v. 1, p. 1, 2017. 9.
Thomas, Sylvia; GABRIEL, M. C. ; de Souza, S. A. L. ; GOMES, S. C. ; ASSI, P. E. ; PINHEIRO PERRI, M. L. ; Liberato, W. ; MATUSHITA, C. S. ; GUTFILEN, B. ; DA FONSECA, L. M. B. . 90Yttrium-hydroxyapatite: a new therapeutic option for radioactive synovectomy in haemophilic synovitis. Haemophilia (Oxford. Print), v. 1, p. no-no, 2011.