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About Me

Andrew Thomas, M.D. is a Hand Surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and chronic pain, reconstructive surgery, restoration of balance and function due to stroke or cerebral palsy.

Dr. Andrew Thomas’s Approach to Care

“I am continually amazed by the mixture of strength, elegance, and humanity that come together in my patients’ hands and feel fortunate to be able to play a role in helping them when they encounter disease or injury as they seek to return to strength and function.”

Education and background

Dr. Thomas earned his undergraduate degree at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and he went on to complete his medical studies at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Later at Columbia University, he completed his residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Following his residency, he trained in multiple fellowship programs including those at The Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthefragen in Davos, Switzerland, and Zentrum für Ambulante Diagnostik und Chirurgie in Freiburg, Germany.


Undergraduate Studies

Colgate University — Hamilton, NY

Medical School

Columbia University | College of Physicians and Surgeons — New York, NY


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
Hospital of Columbia University | College of Physicians and Surgeons — New York, NY


  • The Indiana Hand Center — Indianapolis, IN
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthefragen — Davos, Switzerland
  • Zentrum für Ambulante Diagnostik und Chirurgie — Freiburg, Germany

Military Service

Enlisted infantryman, 1st Battalion/3rd Regiment (The Old Guard)
Honorable discharge from active duty

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • Minnesota Academy of Medicine (MAM)
  • Board of Directors of the Twin Cities Medical Foundation
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Conjoined Board for Hand Surgery Standards

Awards & Involvement

  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 2004, 2006–2007, 2009, 2011–2015, 2018–2022


  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Restoration of balance and function due to stroke or cerebral palsy

My Team

My Team

At Summit, each physician works alongside a team of professionals to care for you, our patient.



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