Dear Colleagues,

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr. Thomas Stamos, professor of medicine.

Dr. Stamos was revered for his exemplary leadership. In the Division of Cardiology, he held positions as clinical chief, director of Heart
Failure, director of the Echocardiography Lab, medical center director for the Heart Center Outpatient Clinic, and director for Cardiac
Rehabilitation. He was the program director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program for ten years. In the Department of
Medicine, he was an associate head, member of the Clinical Affairs Council, and was elected to the Advisory Committee. As a
testament to his excellence, he was the recipient of the Department of Medicine Faculty of the Year award in 2015 and the Medicine
Residency Teaching Award in 2017.

Dr. Stamos obtained his MD degree from Rush Medical College and his master’s in public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He completed internal medicine residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, where he was also chief
resident. Prior to joining UIC in 2005, Dr Stamos was an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University and Rush Medical

Dr. Stamos embodied the standards we expect in a teacher and educator. He had a compassionate and gifted approach to teaching
and a devotion to the obligation of educating the next generation of physicians that embody our core mission. Dr. Stamos was an expert
in cardiac imaging and a recognized leader in the field of echocardiography. His clinical interests included valvular heart disease,
transesophageal echocardiography, and congestive heart failure. He had an impressive record of scholarly activity, having published
more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Stamos was a leading authority on healthcare disparities in heart failure and
developed unique heart failure programs targeted at decreasing readmissions and improving care for vulnerable patient populations.
He was a frequently invited speaker at local, national, and international meetings.

Tom was a devoted husband to his wife Julie, and a loving father to his three children, Dana, Gayle and Luke. Always known for his
equipose, he was not neutral about his beloved World Series winning Chicago Cubs!

He tackled his illness with great bravery and continued his care of patients. He was a model of strength and resilience. It is a true honor
to have known this spectacular clinician, educator, and leader.

He will be in our hearts forever, and we will miss him tremendously.  Click here for memorial information.

Patricia W. Finn, MD
Earl M. Bane Professor
Head, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
College of Medicine

George T. Kondos, MD
Professor and Vice Head
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

Dawood Darbar, MBChB, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine