Alan B. Thomas, MD For an appointment call: 253.582.7257


  • Orthopedic


  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow
  • Shoulder

Care Center:

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Clinic Locations:

  • Lakewood

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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Education & Fellowship

BS, Andrews University
PhD, Biochemistry, Loma Linda University
MD, Loma Linda University

Orthopedic surgery, Loma Linda University

Hand and microvascular surgery, University of Washington, Seattle

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, Pierce County Medical Society
Member, Washington State Medical Association
Member, Washington State Orthopaedic Association

Surgical Facilities

Lakewood Surgery Center
Franciscan Health System
MultiCare Health System