Thomas Gest, Ph.D.
Thomas R. Gest, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. He co-directs two courses, “Clinical Anatomy and Human Development” as well as “Musculoskeletal System,” and teaches anatomy and embryology.
His research focuses on anatomical terminology, anatomical variations and methods and ethics in anatomy education.
Gest spent the bulk of his career at the University of Michigan as director of anatomy and the Willed Body Program. During his time there, he received numerous teaching awards including the university-wide Golden Apple Award. He also taught at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
He serves as president-elect of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists; coordinator of the Gross and Clinical Anatomy Working Group for the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology; and treasurer of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists.
Gest received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.