Dr. Peter Thomas, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

OrthoVirginia Inc. 6355 Walker Ln Ste 202 Alexandria, VA 22310 Get Directions
Dr. Peter Thomas, MD
Putting things back together and making them work drives Dr. Peter Thomas and his love for orthopaedics. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients. After earning a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He went on to an orthopaedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the hospital's Curtis National Hand Center. His training includes visiting fellow in the Medical Device Fellowship Program at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. Dr. Thomas is the 2012 recipient of the inaugural fellow research award at the Curtis National Hand Center. In 2010, he received the Roger H. Michael Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research from Johnson & Johnson. During his residency and fellowship, he participated in two medical missions to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where he performed hand surgery on local residents. His special orthopaedic interests include elbow and wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Xiaflex® treatment for Dupuytren's contracture.

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3.9
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Thomas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Arlington, VA |
Dr. Thomas is rude and disrespectful. The first time I saw him he badmouthed the referring doctor saying he should've retired already. The second and last time I saw him was a referral from the ER because he was the on call orthopedic doctor. He was rude and disrespectful to his physican assistant who is very kind.
in Woodbridge, VA |
My experience with Dr. Thomas was very positive. He was patient & kind & thoroughly explained what was wrong with my thumb. He never seemed rushed & answered all my questions.
Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Thomas is an excellent physician and surgeon. He replaced the painful joint on my right ring finger that had deteriorated due to osteoporosis with a silicone joint. Since then, I have regained the use of that finger and no longer have the shooting pains that plagued me previously to Dr. Thomas operating on me. His physical therapist, Katie Canestrano, then helped me regain the flexibility in that finger. My sincere thanks to both of them.
Dr Thomas treated me for a wrist injury. I was referred to him by a general orthopedic doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He explains every detail of what's wrong and what he thinks the treatment should be. He also has a way of making you feel perfectly at ease as you go into surgery. I'm happy not just with the outcome but also with the treatment (both medically and as a person)
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Putting things back together and making them work drives Dr. Peter Thomas and his love for orthopaedics. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients.

After earning a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He went on to an orthopaedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the hospital's Curtis National Hand Center. His training includes visiting fellow in the Medical Device Fellowship Program at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiologic Health.

Dr. Thomas is the 2012 recipient of the inaugural fellow research award at the Curtis National Hand Center. In 2010, he received the Roger H. Michael Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research from Johnson & Johnson. During his residency and fellowship, he participated in two medical missions to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where he performed hand surgery on local residents. His special orthopaedic interests include elbow and wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Xiaflex® treatment for Dupuytren's contracture.

Dr. Thomas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • Residency Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement