Thomas D. Sears, M.D.

Dr. SearsAssociate Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Academic office:
982265 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2265
Phone (402)559-5151
Fax (402)559-8355

Clinic Practice Location:

Durham Outpatient Center
Oakview Medical Center
For An Appointment Call (402)559-8888
Toll Free 1-800-97-HEART (1-800-974-3278)

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center
Methodist Health Hospital

Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine 

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

Doctor of Medicine, 1975

University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) 
Resident, Internal Medicine 1978
Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine 1980

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Sears is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Cardiology at UNMC. Dr. Sears is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and other professional associations. Dr. Sears is actively involved in the education of cardiology fellows, and has served as a member of the Cardiology Education Committee since 1977. Dr. Sears is also a long-time member of the UNMC IRB (Internal Review Board), as well as many other institutional committees. Dr. Sears is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Selected Publications:

  1. Sears, T.D., Ong, Y.S., Starke, H.S., Forker, A.D.: Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Identified by Cross-Divisional Echocardiography. Annuals of Internal Medicine 90:935,1979.
  2. Casslings, R.S., Linder, J., Sears, T.D., Waller, B.F., Rogler, W.C., Wilson, J.E., Kugker, J.D., Kay, H.D., Dillion, J.D., Slack, J.D., McManus, B,M: Quantitative Evaluation of Inflammation in Biopsy Specimens from Idiopathically Failing or Irritable Hearts: Experience in 80 Pediatric and Adult Patients. Am. Heart J. 110(4):712-720, 1985.
  3. Meyers, D.G., McCall, D., Sears, T.D., Olson, T.L, Felix, G.L.,: Duplex Pulsed Doppler
    Echocardiography in Mitral Regurgitation. J. Clin. Ultra Sound 14:117, February 1986.
  4. McManus, B.M., Cassling, R.S., Soundy, T.J., Wilson, J.E., Sears, T.D., Rogler, W.C., Buehler, B.A., Wolford, J,E., Duggan, M.J., Byers, P.H., Fleming, W.H., Sanger,W.G.: Familial Aortic DisDivision in Absence of Ascending Aortic Aneurysm with Precocious Systemic Hypertension. American Journal Cardiovascular Pathology 1:885-867, 1987.
  5. Prentic, E., Antonson, C., Jameton, A., Graber, B., Sears, T.D.: Can Children Be Enrolled in a Placebo Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial of Synthetic Growth Hormone. IRB A Review of Human Subjects Research: Vol 11, No 1:6-10, 1989.
  6. Meckel, C., Wilson, J., Sears, T.D., Rogers, J., Goaley, T., McManus, B.: Myocardial Fibrosis in Endomyocardial Biopsy Specimens: Do Different Bioptomes Affect Estimation. Am. J. Cardiol. 2:309-314, 1989.
  7. Chow, L.H., Radio, S.J., Sears, T.D.,McManus, B.M.: Insensitivity of Right Ventricular Endomyocardial Biopsy in The Diagnosis of Myocarditis. J Am Coll Cardiol 14:915-920, 1989.
  8. Ng TMH, Stoner JA, Sears TD. Influence of gender on the titration of medications for chronic heart failure. Ann Pharmacother 2005; 39(2):386.Epub 2004 Dec 28.
  9. Sears, T.D., Starke, H.S, Forker, A.D.: Current Concepts in the Management of Acute Uncomplicated Myocardial Infarction; Chapter in Cardiac Emergencies Col. IV, 1982.
  10. Sears, T.D., Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction. In Cardiovascular Emergencies (Chapter 8). Edited by: Joseph P . Ornato, M.D., Churchill Livingstone, p. 153-165, 1986.