Peter R. Thomas, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Peter Thomas specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients. Outside of work Dr. Thomas enjoys lacrosse, guitar, running, weight training, and spending time with his family.

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Bio

Putting things back together and making them work drives Dr. Peter Thomas and his love for orthopedics. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients.

After earning a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the hospital’s Curtis National Hand Center. His training includes visiting fellow in the Medical Device Fellowship Program at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiologic Health.

Dr. Thomas is the 2012 recipient of the inaugural fellow research award at the Curtis National Hand Center. In 2010, he received the Roger H. Michael Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research from Johnson & Johnson. During his residency and fellowship, he participated in two medical missions to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where he performed hand surgery on local residents. His special orthopedic interests include elbow and wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Xiaflex® treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dr. Thomas and his wife Jill, a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner, live in the Seminary Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria. His outside interests include lacrosse, guitar, running, and weight training.

Education & Training

  • Union Memorial Hospital, Curtis National Hand Center, Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • University of Maryland, Master of Science
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Harborside Surgery Center
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Surgery Center/Springfield
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Virginia Hospital Center

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2022

Treatments

  • Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow joint replacement
  • Elbow surgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint reconstruction surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow joint replacement
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Labrum surgery
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Minimally invasive hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Minimally invasive technique – Dupuytrens disease
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Thumb CMC replacement
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fracture surgery
  • Wrist tendonitis surgery
  • Xiaflex treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture

Video: Get to Know Dr. Thomas

Putting things back together and making them work drives Dr. Peter Thomas and his love for orthopedics. As a hand surgeon with a fondness for fixing things, the most rewarding part of his job is restoring hand and upper extremity function in his patients.

After earning a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the hospital’s Curtis National Hand Center. His training includes visiting fellow in the Medical Device Fellowship Program at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiologic Health.

Dr. Thomas is the 2012 recipient of the inaugural fellow research award at the Curtis National Hand Center. In 2010, he received the Roger H. Michael Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research from Johnson & Johnson. During his residency and fellowship, he participated in two medical missions to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where he performed hand surgery on local residents. His special orthopedic interests include elbow and wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Xiaflex® treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dr. Thomas and his wife Jill, a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner, live in the Seminary Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria. His outside interests include lacrosse, guitar, running, and weight training.

  • Union Memorial Hospital, Curtis National Hand Center, Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • University of Maryland, Master of Science
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • Harborside Surgery Center
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Surgery Center/Springfield
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Virginia Hospital Center

  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2022

  • Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow joint replacement
  • Elbow surgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint reconstruction surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow joint replacement
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Labrum surgery
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Minimally invasive hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Minimally invasive technique – Dupuytrens disease
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Thumb CMC replacement
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fracture surgery
  • Wrist tendonitis surgery
  • Xiaflex treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture