Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical School

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA


  • Orthopedic Surgery - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA


  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery - University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Board Certification - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

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

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • St. Clare Hospital
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Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Practice Focus

Top Procedures

  • Orthopaedic Hand Surgery

  • Arthroscopy of the Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder

  • Wrist Endoscopy

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Trigger Finger Release

“I enjoy the challenges of restoring people to health through my practice. The work I did in biochemistry opened up new approaches for treating complex problems and made me a more detailed clinician.” – Dr. Thomas

Alan Thomas, a partner at Puget Sound Orthopaedics, is fellowship-trained in surgery of the hand and he has received a CAQ Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Thomas has been active in the orthopaedic healthcare community as a former vice president of St. Clare Hospital, has served on the Operating and Surgical Committees for St. Clare Hospital and the Medical Executive Committee for CHI Franciscan Health at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

He enjoys serving others in the local and global community as a chairman for an outreach committee at his church and is a member of the board of directors for The Health Project – Cambodia, which delivers medical supplies and equipment to underserved people in Southeast Asia. He travels to Cambodia each year to provide surgical care to those in need. Dr. Thomas tries to keep up with his three children who are avid skiers, wake boarders and surfers.

Dr. Thomas is proud to have Maggie Rodgers, PA-C, work with him as his Physician Assistant.

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Lakewood Clinic
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Lakewood Surgery Center
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