Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

Hand Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery

Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Alan B. Thomas, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity surgery. He has been practicing medicine since 2000, and he has a special interest in arthroscopy of the wrist, elbow and shoulder. He received a CAQ subspecialty certificate in orthopedic surgery of the hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He enjoys the challenges of restoring people to health through his practice. His doctorate work in biochemistry opened up new approaches for treating complex problems and made him a more detailed clinician.

Dr. Thomas is a former vice president of St. Clare Hospital and has served on the operating and surgical committees for St Clare Hospital and the medical executive committee for Franciscan Health at St. Josephs Medical Center. He is a chairman for an outreach committee at his church and a member of the board of directors for The Health Project – Cambodia, which delivers medical supplies and equipment to underserved people in Southeast Asia and he travels to Cambodia each year to provide surgical care to those in need.

Outside of his medical practice and volunteer work, he tries to keep up with his three children who are avid skiers, wakeboarders, and surfers.

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Specializing in:

  • Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery


Care Center

7308 Bridgeport Way W. Suite 201
Lakewood, WA 98499-8000

(253) 582-1617



Program: MD
Institution: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Pierce County Medical Society

Washington State Medical Association

Washington State Orthopaedic Association

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