Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the newest addition to its medical staff, Dr. Mark Thomas, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He is joining the Willamette Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Dr. Thomas graduated high school with a varsity letter 3 years in a row for baseball and football, the AAU Amateur Athlete of the Year in Swimming award for 1976, a National Merit Scholar, and the Senior Class President. Dr. Thomas was accepted to Rice University in Houston where he majored in biology and minored in philosophy. Following his undergrad he spent three months involved in geology research 250 miles north of the arctic circle in the Arctic Wildlife refuge in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska.
Knowing that medicine and helping people was his passion he decided to go to medical school at the University of Texas Health and Sciences Center in Houston. In his fourth year of medical school, Dr. Thomas did a six week medical rotation in China as a part of an exchange program before completing his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas- Houston. Training in the largest medical center in the world, Dr. Thomas had the opportunity to work in the Texas Heart Institute, Hermann Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital among others. As chief resident, Dr. Thomas received the Outstanding Resident of the Year award as well as the Research Award for his work on spinal cord injuries.
Upon graduation he began his career in Tennessee where he practiced for more than 20 years. Well versed in orthopedics and exceptionally experienced, Dr. Thomas joins the Willamette Valley Orthopedic & Sports Medicine clinic. In addition to general orthopedics, he specializes in spine surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society. He also is very skilled in total joint replacement, hand and knee surgery, and foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Thomas opens his clinic on Dec. 1, 2016 and is accepting new patients.
Appointments may be made at
Willamette Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
2700 SE Stratus Ave., Suite 303 McMinnville, OR
Welcome to Willamette Valley Medical Center’s medical staff Dr. Thomas. We are delighted to have you as part of our team!