About Thomas J. Hopkins, PhD, MD

hopkinsBoard Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Procedures Performed by Dr. Hopkins:

  • Herniated Disc Surgery (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar)
  • Lamina Procedures (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar)
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion (Anterior, Posterior, PLIF, TLIF, and Lateral)
  • Spinal Revision Surgery
  • Motion Preservation, Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Spinal Deformities

Prior to pursuing his MD, Dr. Thomas Hopkins succeeded in obtaining a Medical PhD with a full scholarship Summa Cum Laude – specializing in Tumor Gene regulation. His research traversed between The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratories, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Medical School at State University of New York-Stony Brook. Dr. Hopkins obtained his Medical Degree through Rush Medical College in Chicago. While a Medical Student, he was also appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. He received Orthopaedic training jointly between the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His Ohio State University time period facilitated his research, for which he was awarded lifetime tenure in the Robert M. Zollinger Surgical Society as well as the Mallory-Coleman Research Society Award.

Dr. Thomas Hopkins Practice

Our Orthopaedic Practice Is dedicated solely to that of the Spine. Dr. Hopkins received his Spine Fellowship Training At Harvard University in Boston. The Harvard Fellowship uniquely embodies both Neurosurgical as well as Orthopaedic Spine Training. At Harvard he was a Daniel E. Hogan Fellow and continued serving as an Associate Professor.

His specialty is dedicated to spine care/surgery involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is fully certified in minimally invasive spine surgery, using O-arm guided surgery for greater and more consistent precision during instrumentation with fewer complications and overall better outcomes.

Hobbies and Additional Information:

Dr. Hopkins’ is an accomplished sailor, underwater diver and photographer.



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