Dimitri M. Thomas, M.D.
Dr. Thomas is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, and a former U.S. Army Major. He received his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Rice University and his medical degree from University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Thomas completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX. After graduation, Dr. Thomas served as Chief of Surgery at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he oversaw surgical care for military officers and their families attending the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). In 2014, Dr. Thomas deployed to Afghanistan, serving as the orthopedic surgeon at a forward operating base in remote Ghazni Province where he treated complex war injuries. Upon completion of his 13 years of military service, Dr. Thomas undertook a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri to advance his skills in complex knee and shoulder surgery, as well as hip, ankle, and elbow arthroscopy and open surgery. There, he also enjoyed providing team coverage for the Mizzou Tigers athletic teams.
Dr. Thomas’ clinical interests include cartilage restoration and anything related to sports medicine. He is experienced in MACI (matrix autologous chondrocyte implantation), osteotomies (realigning the limb), cartilage implantation, meniscal transplantation, and ligament reconstructions.
Dr. Thomas has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at multiple national and regional Orthopedic conferences. He continues to be active in peer-reviewed research and is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. He is a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA), the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Society for Military Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS).
In high school and college, Dr. Thomas was an accomplished sprinter (5th in Texas in the 400m), and was one of twelve recipients of the Texas All-State Scholar/Athlete Scholarship. Outside of work, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife, who holds a Doctorate in Public Health, and his 3 rescue pups. As an Eagle Scout, he and his family enjoy all of the great outdoor opportunities in the Chesapeake Region.
Cartilage Restoration and Meniscal
- Patellofemoral Disorders