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Dr. J. Grant Thomson, a Board-Certified Hand Surgeon and a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, is deeply interested in helping children and adults with congenital and acquired hand and upper extremity issues, and individuals whose bodies have been changed by cancer treatment. Dr. Thomson earned his medical degree from McGill University in 1983. He specializes in hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery.
Dr. Thomson's special interests include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger treatment, Dupuytren’s contracture, arthritic hand reconstruction, brachial plexus reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, occupational disorders of the upper extremity, and trauma-related pain. His clinical practice also includes reconstructive microsurgery. He uses his expertise to reach across borders to children and adults in developing countries.
Since 1998, Dr. Thomson has been leading groups of professionals on volunteer surgical expeditions, and these teams have affected the lives of over 800 individuals. His research interests include flap physiology, microsurgery, tendon repair, and breast reconstruction.
Please call 203.737.5130 to contact Dr. Thomson.
Education & Training
|MSc||Mc Gill University, Experimental Surgery (1988)|
|MD||McGill University (1983)|
|Resident||Montreal General Hospital, Canada|
|Resident||McGill University/Montreal General Hospital, Canada|
|Fellow||Washington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO|
|Research Fellow||Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada|
|Board Certification||AB of Surgery, Hand Surgery (1994, recertified: 2015)|
|Board Certification||AB of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (1995, recertified: 2015)|
Honors & Recognition
Best Doctors in AmericaCastle Connolly (2003), (2004), (2005), (2006), (2007), (2008), (2009), (2010), (2011), (2012), (2013), (2014), (2015), (2016)
Resident Award for Distinguished TeachingYale Plastic Surgery (1999), (2003), (2013)
Xiangya Medicine (2016 - Present) Editorial Board
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (2014 - 2015) Chair, Research and Education Committee
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2011 - Present) Editor, Hand and Peripheral Nerve Section
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (2011 - 2012) Acting Chair, Research and Education Committee
Hand Help, Inc (2006 - Present) President and founder. This organization provides free volunteer hand surgery in developing nations.
Hand Surgery Honduras; Nicaragua (1998)
Since 1998 Dr Thomson has been leading a group of professionals to Honduras to perform hand surgery on children and adults with congenital and acquired hand problems. The team includes plastic and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, a pediatrician, and a hand therapist. The team...