Thomas F. Heston, MD, FAAFP, FACNM

University of Washington Faculty Website


Repository of Academic Papers:




2024 Two Left Shoes Musical Essay.pdf

2024 Quantifying Uncertainty.pdf

2024 Foundations of Scholarly Writing.pdf

2023 We Thank You Lord.pdf

2023 To Mask or Not Mask Correctly - An Empirical Look at Public Masking Behavior.pdf

2023 The good bad and ugly of chat gpt in medical education.pdf

2023 The Robustness Index.pdf

2023 The Percent Fragility Index.pdf

2023 The Ochlocratic Trap in Bioethics.pdf

2023 The Clean Plate Sign.pdf

2023 The Beholder - a Symphony of Life.pdf

2023 The Beholder - A Symphony of Life in Medicine.pdf

2023 Statistical Significance Versus Clinical Relevance.pdf

2023 Statistical Fragility in Surveys.pdf

2023 Statistical Ethics in Medical Research - a Narrative Review.pdf

2023 Selecting the Safest Public Bathroom Stall.pdf

2023 Safety of Large Language Models in Addressing Depression.pdf

2023 Prompt Engineering in Medical Education.pdf

2023 Prompt Engineering for Students of Medicine and Their Teachers.pdf

2023 Optimizing Job Design to Improve Healthcare Employee Satisfaction and Patient Care.pdf

2023 Incorrect Versus Correct Mask Utilization in Public Places.pdf

2023 Gamifying Exercise in the Elderly.pdf

2023 Cost of Living Index as a Primary Driver of Homelessness.pdf

2023 Concordance of CXR and CT.pdf

2023 Big Tobacco Cigarettes and the Foundation of Duke University.pdf

2022 Find the Joy.pdf

2021 Topics in Primary Care Medicine.pdf

2021 Bioethics in Medicine and Society.pdf

2020 How Skateboarders Can Save the World From COVID-19.pdf

2019 Moral injury and the four pillars of bioethics.pdf

2019 Introductory Chapter - Telemedicine.pdf

2019 Fragile Data Requires High Statistical Caution.pdf

2018 Making Health Care Smart.pdf

2018 A Blockchain Solution to Gun Control.pdf

2017 Sauna Bathing and the Cardiovascular System.pdf

2017 Predictive Power of Statistical Significance.pdf

2017 Canagliflozin lowers blood sugar but does it lower cardiovascular risk.pdf

2017 A Case Study in Blockchain Health Care Innovation.pdf

2014 Whats Inside.pdf

2014 Standardized Predictive Values.pdf

2013 Commentary on effect of patients awareness of CVD risk factors.pdf

2010 SNM Breast Scintigraphy.pdf

2010 Molecular imaging in thyroid cancer.pdf

2010 Medical Mythology.pdf

2010 123I-MIBG vs FDG.pdf

2009 How often are statistically significant results clinically relevant - Not Often.pdf

2009 Giant cell arteritis on 18F-FDG PET-CT.pdf

2009 Electrocardiographic Markers of Cardioversion Success in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter.pdf

2009 Detection of myocardial infarction by CT angiography.pdf

2009 Coronary calcium scores in patients with normal myocardial perfusion.pdf

2009 Clinical Significance of 123-I MIBG Means vs Odds Ratios.pdf

2009 A systematic approach to PET_CT interpretation and reporting in oncology.pdf

2007 Pharmacologic Stress Testing.pdf

2005 Anginal symptoms are not predictive of myocardial perfusion or function in diabetics.pdf

2004 Nuclear medicine in oral and maxillofacial diagnosis.pdf

2001 Hypothyroidism Review Questions.pdf

2001 Hypertension Review Questions.pdf

2000 Primary Care Radiology.pdf

1999 Osteoporosis Review Questions.pdf

1999 Medical Imaging Review Questions.pdf

1997 Gender Bias in Acute Myocardial Infarction.pdf

1997 Cardiac Risk Stratification using a form of artificial intelligence.pdf

1996 Do premedical students fear being sued.pdf

1993 Smoking Cessation Strategies.pdf

1993 Myocardial Infarction.pdf

1992 Predictors of Weight Loss.pdf

1992 Gender Bias in Acute Chest Pain.pdf

1991 Subchondral architecture in bones of the canine shoulder.pdf

1991 Gender-Specific Differences in the Evaluation and Management of Chest Pain.pdf

1991 Do Emergency Physicians Follow the American College of Emergency Physicians Policy Regarding Chest Pain.pdf

1991 Carbohydrate loading in preparation for childbirth.pdf

1991 An Excess of Information.pdf

1990 A comparison of care rendered by ED physicians with varying medical backgrounds.pdf

1989 The Ochlocratic Trap.pdf

1985 We Thank You Lord.pdf