Herbert C. Thomas, MD, MS


On staff since October 1978

  • Herbert C. Thomas MD MS joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology full time in 2007 after several decades of private practice centered at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He received his MD degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, then spent several years in the Navy as a Naval Flight Surgeon then completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington. He focuses on general pediatric otolaryngology and divides his practice between the Bellevue and main campuses.

    • Rheanna Marysville, WA 06.26.17

      Dr. Thomas was so kind and informative and is really great with kids! My daughter really enjoyed learning about her ears from him.

    • Barbara Shoreline 03.22.12

      Dr. Thomas has been wonderful in working with my daughter's ear problems. He's very kind and gentle, she really loves him. He's done great work with her too, I'm so pleased.

  • Other Publications

    • Ito K, Herbert C, Siegle JS, Vuppusetty C, Hansbro N, Thomas PS, Foster PS, Barnes PJ, Kumar RK
      Steroid-resistant neutrophilic inflammation in a mouse model of an acute exacerbation of asthma.
      18474669 American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 2008 Nov. : 543-50
    • Herbert C, Hettiaratchi A, Webb DC, Thomas PS, Foster PS, Kumar RK
      Suppression of cytokine expression by roflumilast and dexamethasone in a model of chronic asthma.
      18307529 Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2008 May : 847-56
    • Ethofer T, Anders S, Erb M, Herbert C, Wiethoff S, Kissler J, Grodd W, Wildgruber D
      Cerebral pathways in processing of affective prosody: a dynamic causal modeling study.
      16275138 NeuroImage, 2006 April 1 : 580-7
    • Ethofer T, Anders S, Wiethoff S, Erb M, Herbert C, Saur R, Grodd W, Wildgruber D
      Effects of prosodic emotional intensity on activation of associative auditory cortex.
      16462592 Neuroreport, 2006 Feb. 27 : 249-53
    • Kumar RK, Herbert C, Thomas PS, Wollin L, Beume R, Yang M, Webb DC, Foster PS
      Inhibition of inflammation and remodeling by roflumilast and dexamethasone in murine chronic asthma.
      12954795 The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 2003 Oct. : 349-55
    • Kumar RK, Thomas PS, Seetoo DQ, Herbert C, McKenzie AN, Foster PS, Lloyd AR
      Eotaxin expression by epithelial cells and plasma cells in chronic asthma.
      11950906 Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology, 2002 April : 495-504


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Colorado Denver , Aurora
Pathology - Anatomic, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle


Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle