Thomas Dunn, M.D.

Thomas Dunn, M.D.


received a Bachelor's degree in biology at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, receiving a medical degree in 1985. Deciding to pursue a career in surgery, he completed two years of general surgery training at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center followed by four years of orthopaedic surgery training at the same facility. To follow his interest in spine surgery he was accepted to additional sub-specialty surgery training at the world-renowed Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California (one of the few accredited fellowship training programs in spine surgery) where he received additional intensive training and research involving problems of the spine. After three years of private practice in La Jolla, California, Dr. Dunn was recruited by Desert Orthopaedic Center in 1995 to fill a growing need for highly qualified spine specialists in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Dunn has an excellent reputation not only regarding the success of his clinical and surgical results, but also regarding his very conservative approach to spinal disorders. His approachable personality and "bedside manner" stems from his emphasis on patient communication to facilitate clear understanding of the patient's diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options, as well as putting his patients at ease regarding their condition. Should the patient and he decide that surgery is needed, Dr. Dunn has extensive surgical experience having performed thousands of surgical procedures to the neck and back with an excellent track record for success. His expertise includes instrumented reconstructive procedures, simple microsurgical techniques, and most recently the advent of total disc replacement surgery. Dr. Dunn has impeccable qualifications recognized by the highest standards in the medical community of this country. He is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, the Nevada Orthopedic Society, and the Clark County Medical Society. Dr. Dunn is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the states of Nevada, California, Arizona and formerly, Hawaii.