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Thomas K. Wuest, MD, MMM
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Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (19 patient reviews and ratings)

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Specialties: 
General Orthopedics, Upper & Lower Extremities, Complex Fractures, Trauma, Arthroscopy of the Ankle, Knee & Shoulder


“I chose to become an orthopedic specialist because I wanted to be able to positively impact and treat patients' injuries and conditions. At Slocum Center, our procedures have a lifelong effect on our patients' lives and activity levels.”

Education and Training

  • Postgraduate: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Marshall School of Business, Master of Medical Management, May 2011
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Trauma and Elective Orthopaedic Surgery with Professor John Templeton, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke-On-Trent, England, 1992-1993


  • Residency: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1987-1992

  • Medical School: University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, Medical Doctorate, 1987


  • Postgraduate: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Department of Biology, Graduate Study, 1983


  • Undergraduate: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology (major) and Chemistry (minor), 1981; Biology, 1982


Credentials

  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners

  • State of Iowa, Resident Physician


Affiliations

  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Preceptor, Pacific University Physician Assistant Program 

  • Agate Resources, Board of Directors 

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow

  • Lane County Medical Society 

  • Lane Independent Practice Association, Executive Committee and Board Member

  • Northwest Physicians Insurance Company Advisory Board, Claims and Underwriting Committee

  • Orthopedic Trauma Association, Fellow

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center Trauma/ED Clinic Services Group

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR

  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR

  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 1993

Hometown

Cedar Rapids, IA


Favorite Activities

I am married and have two children. When I am not seeing patients in clinic, I enjoy golfing, playing volleyball, doing crossword puzzles, and playing music.

Fracture Care

Significance of ACL Injuries

Visco-Supplementation

New Practice President at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Brian Jewett has succeeded Dr. Thomas Wuest as practice president at Slocum Center for Orthopedics...

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Dr. Wuest Was Recently Published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

Dr. Thomas Wuest's recent article, CORR Insights®: Among Musculoskeletal Surgeons, Job...

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New fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon coming to Eugene

Jeffrey M. Tuman, MD, fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, is joining Slocum Center...

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Building a stronger community: Slocum Center & the Eugene Symphony

With support from Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the Eugene Symphony offers a wide range of...

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Slocum Doctors Are Angels in Adoption

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is recognized with an Angel in Adoption award for their charitable donation to the Shinshicho...

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“Dr. Wuest is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He helped me with my shoulder and I didn't have a single issue with it after surgery.”
– Barb K.