Thomas Hunt, M.D., D.Sc.
Thomas Hunt, M.D., D.Sc. is a Orthopedic Hand/Upper Extremity Surgeon who maintains a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an internationally renowned sports hand/wrist surgeon who functions as Team Physician for the NFL Houston Texans, Hand and Wrist Consultant to the NFL's Musculoskeletal Committee, and Medical Advisor for the Titleist Performance Institute in Carlsbad, California. Dr. Hunt has held numerous academic and hospital leadership positions over the course of his distinguished career. For 17 years he served as Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham and at Baylor College of Medicine. His contributions to education include well over 125 lectures/symposia, 55 articles/posters/electronic works, and 25 book chapters. He has edited nine books, including three editions of Operative Techniques in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery, and has personally trained more than 125 orthopedic residents and hand surgery fellows. Finally, Dr. Hunt is an innovator in his field serving on the Advisory Council of the Texas Medical Center's Innovation Institute (TMCx) and designing devices for the care of wrist injuries that are in common use today.
Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California whose medical training and experience spans more than 30 years. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He then went on to complete a general surgery internship before returning home to Kansas City where he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Hunt then sought highly specialized fellowship training in the fields of hand and upper extremity surgery, and microsurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
His passion for keeping patients active and involved in life, especially through sports, is evidenced by his clinical specialization and his research focus. His recent pursuit of additional education in the health services and health administration reflects his desire to effectively respond to healthcare reform on behalf of his patients, especially in regard to quality, safety, and value initiatives. This additional education, combined with his experience in varied patient care settings throughout this country, has provided him a unique perspective regarding the provision of healthcare services on a large scale.
Dr. Hunt is a dedicated father and husband as well as an avid golfer. His other primary interests include snow skiing, hiking, biking, and physical fitness.
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