WINDWARD ORTHOPAEDIC GROUP | Thomas Keller, M.D.
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Thomas Keller, M.D.

Practice Focus: Hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and cartilage restoration
Selected Award: 2010 OREF/MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinic Scientist Training Grant for research on tendon repair and regeneration
College: B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, 2003
Medical School: University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Residency:

  • University of Virginia Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Yearlong fellowship focused on tissue engineering and stem-cell-based research

Thomas Keller, M.D.

Extended Bio:

Dr. Keller received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2003. Following college, he worked in Washington D.C. as a defense contractor for one year before returning to medical school. He attended the University of Virginia, School of Medicine where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

 

Following medical school, Dr. Keller remained at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he completed a six-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to 5 years of rigorous surgical training, Dr. Keller elected to participate in an additional yearlong research fellowship where he focused on tissue engineering and stem-cell-based research. During that time, he was awarded the 2010 OREF/MTF/Charles H. Herndon Resident Clinic Scientist Training Grant for his research on tendon repair and regeneration.

 

Dr. Keller’s interest in Sports Medicine evolved through experiences with injuries of his own and after taking care of athletes as a resident physician. During that time, he volunteered his time as an assistant team physician to local high school football teams and authored several publications pertaining to Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

 

Following residency, Dr. Keller completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy with the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group in Santa Monica, California. His focus during that time included: hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and cartilage restoration. As a fellow, Dr. Keller was an assistant team physician for the US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams, LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, Pepperdine University, and Santa Monica College. Additionally, he was on staff for several sporting events including the Amgen Tour of California.

 

Dr. Keller takes great pride in helping his patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. He devises treatment unique to each individual and prefers non-surgical options whenever possible. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Keller utilizes the most contemporary operative techniques.