Allstar Orthopedics of Austin

Darryl B. Thomas, MD

Darryl B. Thomas, MD

“My goal is to preserve and repair a patient’s own tissue whenever possible, and to augment or replace tissue that has suffered extensive trauma. Overall, I aim to return my patients to their pre-injury level of activity as quickly and safely as possible.” – Dr. Thomas

Dr. Thomas is a board-certified and sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who holds an additional Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in orthopedic sports medicine. He is an assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and was part of the medical team at the Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock campus for 5 years before going into private practice in Austin. He is also a local semi-professional, university, and high school team physician.

Areas of Expertise

Specializing in the care of the injured athlete, Dr. Thomas performs surgery on all major orthopaedic and sports-related injuries, including knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration, shoulder reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair. He provides cutting-edge skills and technology in the treatment of injuries and arthritis in all age groups and employs arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Undergraduate Education

Dr. Thomas was born and raised in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and graduated as class valedictorian, National Achievement Scholar, and National Merit Scholar-semifinalist from his high school in Columbia, MD. After high school, Dr. Thomas attended Princeton University in Princeton, NJ on a 4-year full-tuition Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship.

While a biology/pre-med major, Dr. Thomas spent all 4 years on the varsity track & field team, earning the Kean-Fitzpatrick Track & Field Award for the most outstanding high hurdler, and the Princeton University Caldwell Fund Scholar-Athlete Award, a $2000/year scholarship for graduate/medical school education.

Medical Education and Training

Dr. Thomas attended medical school and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the world-famous Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. While there, he was the recipient of several medical research awards including those from the National Medical Fellowships and the National Institutes of Health. He then pursued further specialized training by completing a 2-year sports medicine fellowship as a team physician for the Division I varsity and intramural athletic programs at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.

This prestigious fellowship included training at the internationally known Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, NY and the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO. During his fellowship, he also worked with several professional athletic teams including the New York Giants, the New York Mets, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies, in addition to athletes on the USA winter and summer Olympic teams.

US Army Career

In 2006, Dr. Thomas completed a 6-year active duty Army career, which included an overseas tour as an orthopedic surgeon at the 121st General Army Hospital and the 135th Forward Surgical Team in Seoul, South Korea and, more recently, a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Service at the Army’s 10th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.

Darryl B. Thomas, MD

Teaching Appointments

From 2003-2006, Dr. Thomas was an associate professor for the academic residency program and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Service at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. There, he taught countless medical students and residents about his passion and interest in the field of sports injuries, while helping thousands of US soldiers with athletic and war-related injuries.

Throughout his career, Dr. Thomas has authored several articles in major orthopedic peer-review journals, and he has written several book chapters in orthopedic surgery texts. An outstanding speaker and teacher, he has made multiple presentations at local, national, and international orthopedic surgery conferences.

Memberships

Dr. Thomas holds several professional memberships including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons (SOMOS).

Personal

Dr. Thomas lives in Austin and is currently single. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, wakeboarding, running, skiing, snowboarding, live music, and spending time with friends, family, and his Portuguese water dog, Buddy.

Dr. Thomas sees patients at both our Austin and Lakeway locations.

Locations
All-Star Orthopedics of Austin • 7200 N. MoPac Expressway, Suite 370, Austin, TX 78731
Phone: (512) 346-4933 • Fax: (512) 346-4934
All-Star Orthopedics of Lakeway • 11614 FM 2244, Suite 130, Austin, TX 78738
Phone: (512) 346-4933 • Fax: (512) 346-4934