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Introducing Andrew Thomas, M.D.

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, New York

Medical School
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons — New York, New York

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


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

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

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

  • Voted a “Top Doctor” in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine in eleven Top Doctor surveys

Spending time with spouse and 3 daughters, hiking, skiing, woodworking, rugby, tennis

Carpal Tunnel Release: Quality Information

Jim's Story

Dr. Thomas is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. In my experience most Dr’s have told rather than ask me my problem. Dr. Thomas is a great Dr., and friend which puts him on my list. We’ve gone through at least 7 surgeries together, and his staff has always been professional, and friends as well.

Survey Feedback

Dr Thomas is professional, knowledgeable, and very respectful. I would never go to anyone but him again.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Thomas is a five star doctor, his team members are fortunate to work with Dr. Thomas and learn from him how to be classy, caring and professional when dealing with patients.

comment from patient satisfaction survey

Dr. Thomas is the best doctor in his field, I trust him and trust his judgment.

Patient Survey Comment

This provider is an asset to Summit Orthopedics, to Woodbury, and to Minnesota. Dr. Thomas is one of the best doctors in the state.

Patient Survey Comment

Dr. Thomas was very professional yet very personable. Would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Lori's story

I had 3 hand surgeries. So I spent a lot of time with Dr Thomas and Scott. Never have I been treated so kindly and cared for so much. Even now thinking about the care and concern Scott showed me, touches my heart. I would recommend them to anyone. To this day I smile when I think of my time spent there. Hand surgery isn’t fun. But with them at your side it makes it a bit easier. Thank you very much guys.

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