Michael D. Thomas, M.D.

Meet The Doctor


Michael D. Thomas, M.D., joined Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center in 2005. He specializes in pediatric orthopedics, scoliosis and spinal deformities in children and adolescents. His treatment philosophy is to utilize non-surgical options to their fullest extent possible, consistent with an optimal outcome. He is committed to the education and engagement of parents and patients about their treatment options.

Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Howard University Hospital. He then completed a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut.

Before joining Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, Dr. Thomas served for 17 years as the attending surgeon at the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. He possesses vast experience gained during his time at this Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital. He directed the care of thousands of children with a diverse array of traumatic, congenital, acquired and developmental orthopedic conditions.

While in Washington, Dr. Thomas held the position of Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Thomas was twice cited as a top doctor by metropolitan area physicians in a survey conducted by Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. Thomas has studied the care of patients with severe scoliosis in conjunction with the Minnesota Spine Center, the Spine Deformity Study Group and other leading national centers. He also studied the Ponseti Method of clubfoot care under the renowned Ignacio Ponseti, M.D., and has authored numerous articles, book chapters, papers and presentations.

Dr. Thomas was born in Hempstead, TX.

  • Mann, R.W., Thomas, M.D., Adams, B.J.: Congenital absence of the ulna with radiohumeral synostosis in a prehistoric skeleton from Moundville, Alabama. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol. 8, No. 4: 295-299, 1999.

  • Buckley, S., Gotschall, C., Robertson, W. Jr., Sturm, P., Tosi, L., Thomas, M.D., Eichelberger. M.: The relationships of skeletal injuries with trauma score, length of hospital stay, hospital charges and mortality in children admitted to a regional trauma center. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 14:440-453, 1994.

  • Mann, R.W., Roberts, C.A., Thomas, M.D., Davy, D.T.: Pressure erosion of the femoral trochlea, patella baja and altered patellar surfaces, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 85: 321-327, 1991.

  • Rankin, E.A., Thomas, M.D.: Complications of commonly performed surgery of the hand. Orthopaedic Update Series, Vol. 3, Lesson 8, 1984.

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