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Thomas Carter, M.D.

Dr. Carter is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Since 2000, he has been the head team physician for the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and has served as the head of orthopedic surgery at Arizona State University for 14 years. Dr. Carter has also served as a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Sports Medicine Subcommittee, and a member of several committees for the Arthroscopic Association of North America. He has served as the state representative for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Carter has published numerous articles pertaining to orthopedic and sports medicine topics and has given presentations world wide. He was also awarded a patent for arthroscopic surgical instruments. Dr. Carter is considered a national authority on the topics of meniscal allografts and articular cartilage. He is also a member of the Herodicus Society which is considered the premier organization for Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons with just over 100 members world wide.


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Sport Medicine Fellowship
University of Western Ontario
Jackson Hole Orthopaedics 

Orthopedic Residency Program
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH  

    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification
The American Board 
of Orthopaedic Surgery
1992, Recertified 2002 and 2012

Locations for Thomas Carter, M.D.


Phoenix                                         Tempe