Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In:

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
"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." -
Alan B. Thomas, MD, PhD

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 under served 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.


  • Lakewood Surgery Center
  • St Clare Hospital
  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Dr. Thomas's Specialties

  • Elbow - Orthopedic Specialty
  • hand - specialty
  • shoulder - specialty
  • wrist - specialty

Dr. Thomas's Locations