Jennifer Kendall Thomas, DO
New Physician in Practice Representative
Jennifer Kendall Thomas, DO, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Dr. Kendall Thomas works as an interventional spine specialist at HealthEast Spine Center and as medical director of HealthEast Optimum Rehab, both in Maplewood, Minnesota. She also is an adjunct assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Des Moines (Iowa) University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) and a clinical adjunct professor of the physician assistant program at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.
In 2011, Dr. Kendall Thomas received the University of Michigan’s Theodore M. Cole Award, which is given to the physical medicine and rehabilitation resident who best demonstrates an understanding of treating the whole person. From 2011-2012, she served as the intern/resident representative on the AOA's Board of Trustees. In 2010, she was awarded University of Michigan’s Kathy Kielb Award, which is bestowed to a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident based on academics, research interests and professionalism.
Dr. Kendall Thomas received her degree in osteopathic medicine from DMU-COM. Prior to graduation she completed a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine at Des Moines University. She then completed her osteopathic medical internship at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she also did a one-year interventional spine fellowship. Additionally she completed an undergraduate internship at the French National Bone Marrow Registry in Paris.