Dr. Thomas specializes in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip. He also specializes in total joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder.
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
- Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
Dr. Thomas received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. His surgical internship and orthopedic residency were completed at UCLA Medical Center in 1992. Dr. Thomas additionally completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy with an emphasis on complex problems of the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Thomas was board certified in orthopedic surgery and specialized in the treatment of shoulder, knee and hip problems. He also specialized in joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder.
Dr. Thomas was actively involved in educating other orthopedic surgeons in the state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder. Through his involvement with the Arthroscopy Association of North America, he has instructed numerous orthopedic surgeons from the United States and abroad at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago. He has also been involved with both national and local conferences as a faculty instructor.
Dr. Thomas was active in sports medicine at the community level having acted as the team physician for several local high schools.
He has been active in medical staff leadership and has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
In his free time Dr. Thomas enjoyed exercising, traveling and spending time with his family.