Thomas Paynter, MD

Dr. Thomas Paynter is a joint-replacement specialist who is also skilled at complete restoration and reconstruction procedures. He performs a wide variety of procedures and takes time to thoroughly educate patients on their treatment options.

Dr. Paynter is a U.S. Air Force veteran and served several years at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as an orthopedic surgeon and department chair; he is currently a flight surgeon for the Alaska Air National Guard. Before joining the OPA team, he worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he also served as team physician for a local high school.

When not helping athletes and active Alaskans reclaim their active lifestyles, Dr. Paynter enjoys spending time with family, mountain and trail running, hunting, fishing and live music.

EDUCATION

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery (2003-2007)
Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)
San Antonio, Texas

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery (2002-2003)
Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)
San Antonio, Texas

Medical Degree (2002)
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Bachelor of Science, Biology with Minor in Spanish (1998)
Distinguished Graduate
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Alaska State Orthopaedic Society 2012 - 2016
  • United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates

 

To schedule an appointment or contact the care team directly, call:

907-562-2277