Orthopaedic Specialty: Spine
Derek "Duke" Thomas, M.D. graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1999. Dr. Thomas served his Internship and Residency in General and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004, and completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at the combined St. Mary’s Medical Center / Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
The focus of his practice includes a broad range of spinal disorders, along with general orthopaedics. Notably, he has participated in FDA trials for disc replacement products like Prodisc and Flexicore. He was involved in the FDA trial of X-stop, which is a treatment that offers patients a minimally invasive way to treat spinal stenosis. Dr. Thomas’ patients will also benefit from his extensive experience with Kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive way to treat compression fractures in the elderly.
Dr. Thomas is currently accepting patients at the GPOA offices located in Moon Twp. and Sewickley.