Stillman Thomas

M. Thomas Stillman, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I have always stressed the importance of the doctor-patient relationship with emphasis on the bedside examination.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Stillman’s major research interests have been arthritis therapy and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), renal and gastric toxicity. He has lectured extensively, nationally and internationally on these subjects. He served 7 years on the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee with particular interest in NSAID related renal issues.


  • Stillman MJ, Stillman MT. Appropriate use of NSAIDs; Considering cadiovascular risk in the elderly. Geriatrics. 2007;62(3):16-21.
  • Stillman MJ, Stillman MT. Choosing nonselective NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors in the elderly; a clinical use pathway. Geriatrics. 2007;62(2):26-34.
  • Stillman MT, Schlesinger PA. NSAID nephrotoxicity: should we be concerned? Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:268-270.
  • Blackshear JL, Napier JS, Davidman M, Stillman MT. Renal complications of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: identification and monitoring of those at risk. Semin Arthritis Rheum.1985;14:163-175.
  • Stillman MT, Napier JS. Adverse effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the kidney. Med Clin North Am.1984;68:371-385.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Clinical Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Rheumatology, Madigan General Hospital, Tacoma, WA, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hennepin County Medical Society
  • Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American Rheumatism Association
  • Founding Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
  • CDIM Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Minnesota Arthritis Foundation
  • Minnesota Medical Directors Association
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society


  • Director of the Division of Rheumatology, HCMC for 30 years
  • Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for 17 years
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine


  • AOA Faculty Teaching Award 2016
  • Selected by U of MN students to be “greeter” for past 16 commencement ceremonies
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award/Clinical Faculty, 1996-2000, 2004
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation Outstanding Medical School Teacher Award, 1998
  • Lifetime Teaching Award from the Minnesota Medical Foundation, 2005
  • Harold S. Diehl Award, 2005
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2008
  • University of Minnesota Cardiology Fellows’ Faculty Teaching Award, 2009