Specialties: Shoulder, Elbow, & Hand Disorders, Injuries, Reconstruction, & Microvascular Surgery
Fellowships: Hand & Microvascular Surgery, Open & Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Residency: University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery & the American Board of Hand Surgery
Dr. Christensen received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, where he graduated number one in his class. His orthopedic residency was completed at the University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. After residency, Dr. Christensen completed a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as a fellowship in Open and Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery with Dr. Laurent Lafosse at the Alps Surgery Institute in Annecy, France.
Dr. Christensen is the only surgeon at the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic Board Certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Hand Surgery. He is also a volunteer at the University of California, Davis where he visits monthly as a visiting clinical professor to the assist in the teaching of resident orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Thomas Christensen is currently the Vice President of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Christensen specializes in shoulder, elbow and hand disorders, injuries, reconstruction, and microvascular surgery.
He began practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic in 2013.
What a GREAT team you have at the ROC. The staff was great, I’d like to send a SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Becca, Kim Wilson and of course Dr. Tom Christensen for getting me in so promptly and taking care of my needs. You guys are AWESOME and you make a GREAT TEAM. THANK YOU to EVERYONE at the ROC the whole experience was excellent and I would highly recommend you!!
“I couldn’t ask for a nicer surgeon and staff at ROC as a whole. I have and will recommend Dr. Christensen to friends and family. My elbow replacement has been the best thing since sliced bread, with great pain relief! My function is drastically improved, as I couldn’t straighten my arm all the way beforehand.” – Susan
During your time with us, we trust you will experience the orthopedic difference of excellence in hand & upper extremity care.
The Reno Orthopedic Clinic has been caring for patients and treating injuries for nearly 50 years. Our specialists help facilitate care with any local physician. Every ROC on-call physician participates in continuing education in order to provide our patients with the most accurate and up to date treatment.