Accelerating Breakthrough Discoveries into Medicines

Eli Thomas, J.D., M.S.

Eli W. Thomas, Business Operations Director

Eli Thomas, J.D., M.S. – Business Operations Director, Harrington Discovery Institute – – Mr. Thomas is the Business Operations Director at the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining the Harrington Discover Institute, Eli served as an attorney for University Hospitals, acting as primary legal counsel for the Harrington Discovery Institute and the Vice-President of Systems Facilities. He was the primary attorney for Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act guidance and investigations, and practiced within multiple corporate practice groups including Research & Intellectual Property, Real Property & Facilities, Supply Chain & Marketing, IT&S, Physician Transactions & Graduate Medical Education, Compliance, Taxes & Gifts, and Corporate Transactions & Joint Ventures. Eli is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Eli earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where he earned honors for contract writing & negotiations, as well as serving as an Honors Teaching Fellow. Prior to his law degree, Eli spent eight years in the software and health care technology industries, leading implementations of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software within hospital systems and physician practices, providing technical proof of concept presentations for online learning software, designing and executing marketing campaigns, and managing improvement programs for the technical and financial reporting infrastructure within a multinational manufacturing company. Eli graduated with Distinctions from Kenyon College and earned his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University.