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Thomas G. Myers, M.D., M.P.T.

Thomas G. Myers, M.D., M.P.T.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.6 out of 5 stars
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About Me

I am a board certified, and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacement. I have been in independent practice since 2012 and have performed thousands of successful hip and knee replacement surgeries for patients. Some of these surgeries are revision/redo/sec...
I am a board certified, and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacement. I have been in independent practice since 2012 and have performed thousands of successful hip and knee replacement surgeries for patients. Some of these surgeries are revision/redo/second joint replacements sent to the University of Rochester for problems following the first surgery.

My goal is to keep patient’s mobile with the most reasonable nonoperative and operative treatment options. I work closely with a team of professions in the office and the operating room to bring world class total joint care to my patients using the most up to date knowledge. I stay current in advances in total joint replacement by taking part in a number of local and national committees and societies focused on total joint surgery. I look forward to the opportunity to treat you or your family member!

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2011 - 2012

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 2007 - 2011

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 2006 - 2007

Fellowship, University of Virginia Medical Center. 2005 - 2006


MD | Temple University School of Medicine. 2005

MPT | Duquesne University. 1999


Orthopaedic Research Society Clinician Scholar Career Development Program. 2019 - 2019

Strong Bronze Star for Patient Care. 2018

Strong Silver Star for Patient Care. 2017

Chief Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2010-2011. 2011

Best Resident Paper at 2006 Virginia Orthopaedic Society meeting; Active Immunization Against MRSA Joint Sepsis. 2006

Member of Alpha Omega Alpha - medical honor society. 2005


I believe in advancing the science of orthopaedics and joint replacement. I have been fortunate enough to take part in a number of studies during my training and at the University of Rochester. I have a particular interest in rehabilitation following total joint replacement (I am a physical therap...
I believe in advancing the science of orthopaedics and joint replacement. I have been fortunate enough to take part in a number of studies during my training and at the University of Rochester. I have a particular interest in rehabilitation following total joint replacement (I am a physical therapist) including wearable technology and remote patient monitoring, orthopaedic training methods/simulation, and machine learning.

Research Lab

Health Lab/Data Science

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Journal Articles

Is Morbid Obesity a Modifiable Risk Factor In Patients who have Severe Knee Osteoarthritis and do not have a Formal Perioperative Optimization Program?

Botros M, Guirguis P, Balkissoon R, Myers TG, Thirukumaran CP, Ricciardi BF

The Journal of arthroplasty.. 2023 September 15 Epub 09/15/2023.

Demographics and Early Outcomes of Commercial Antibiotic Cement Usage for Infection Prophylaxis During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Older Than 65 Years: An American Joint Replacement Registry Study.

Ricciardi BF, Porter KR, Myers TG, Ginnetti JG, Kaplan N, Thirukumaran CP

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2023 September 6 Epub 09/06/2023.

FOCAL Committee Activity Update.

Cipriano CA, Shah VM, Cohen EM, Frisch NB, Hellman MD, Garbarino LJ, Mont MA, Myers TG, Bolivar A, Hamilton WG

The Journal of arthroplasty.. 2023 April 38 (4):614-615. Epub 1900 01 01.

Utility of Diagnostic Tests Before Reimplantation in Patients Undergoing 2-Stage Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Khan IA, Boyd BO, Chen AF, Cortés-Penfield N, Myers TG, Brown TS, Suh GA, McGwin G, Ghanem ES, Fillingham YA

JBJS reviews.. 2023 March 111 (3)Epub 03/22/2023.

Total Joint Arthroplasty Training (Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation) in Lower Extremity Arthroplasty.

Ginnetti JG, O'Connor MI, Chen AF, Myers TG

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2022 June 130 (11):e799-e807. Epub 1900 01 01.

Contemporary Issues in the Acquisition of Orthopaedic Surgical Skills During Residency: Competency-Based Medical Education and Simulation.

Myers TG, Marsh JL, Nicandri G, Gorczyca J, Pellegrini VD

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2021 November 8 Epub 11/08/2021.

Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions Improve Choice of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients with Reported Penicillin Allergies.

Jones R, Quartuccio KS, Stern JL, Heintz EV, Pillinger KE, Myers TG

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2021 April 14 Epub 04/14/2021.

Antibiotic Stewardship for Total Joint Arthroplasty in 2020.

Myers TG, Lipof JS, Chen AF, Ricciardi BF

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.. 2020 September 1528 (18):e793-e802. Epub 1900 01 01.

Artificial Intelligence and Orthopaedics: An Introduction for Clinicians.

Myers TG, Ramkumar PN, Ricciardi BF, Urish KL, Kipper J, Ketonis C

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2020 May 6102 (9):830-840. Epub 1900 01 01.

An Electronic Medical Record-Based Discharge Disposition Tool Gets Bundle Busted: Decaying Relevance of Clinical Data Accuracy in Machine Learning

Greenstein AS, Teitel J, Mitten DJ, Ricciardi BF, Myers TG.

Arthroplasty Today. 2020; 6(4): 850-855.

What Is the Association Between Hospital Volume and Complications After Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Large-database Study.

Ricciardi BF, Liu AY, Qiu B, Myers TG, Thirukumaran CP

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2019 May 477 (5):1221-1231. Epub 1900 01 01.

A Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty Is Not a Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Raiford, ME; Barra, MF; Myers TG.

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2019; 29(3): 1-10.

Early Postoperative Outcomes of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty After Solid Organ Transplantation in the United States, 1998-2011.

Klika AK, Myers T, Szubski CR, Schiltz NK, Navale S, Barsoum WK

The Journal of arthroplasty.. 2015 October 30 (10):1716-23. Epub 05/12/2015.

Ankle and hindfoot fusions: comparison of outcomes in patients with and without diabetes.

Myers TG, Lowery NJ, Frykberg RG, Wukich DK

Foot & ankle international.. 2012 January 33 (1):20-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Outcomes of THA for Osteonecrosis of the Hip: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Myers TG; Mihalko WM; Brown TE; Saleh KJ; Cui QJ.

Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2010; 21(1): 81-88.

Pneumocephalus after resection of a lung cancer with posterior chest wall involvement.

Schuchert MJ, Myers TG, DeGraft-Johnson J, Bejjani GK, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2009 May 87 (5):1609-11. Epub 1900 01 01.

Chronic failure of a lumbar total disc replacement with osteolysis. Report of a case with nineteen-year follow-up.

Devin CJ, Myers TG, Kang JD

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2008 October 90 (10):2230-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

The ethics of sham surgery in clinical orthopaedic research.

Mehta S, Myers TG, Lonner JH, Huffman GR, Sennett BJ

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2007 July 89 (7):1650-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Outcomes of total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for secondary and spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee.

Myers TG, Cui Q, Kuskowski M, Mihalko WM, Saleh KJ

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2006 November 88 Suppl 3 :76-82. Epub 1900 01 01.

Incidence of distal femoral and distal tibial deformities in infantile and adolescent blount disease.

Myers TG, Fishman MK, McCarthy JJ, Davidson RS, Gaughan J

Journal of pediatric orthopedics.. 2005 25 (2):215-8. Epub 1900 01 01.


Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice (2023)

Chapter: Artificial intelligence in orthopedics

Authors: Shaikh, HJF; Polce, E; Chahla, J; Kunze, K; Myers, TG

Publisher: Academic Press - Elsevier, United States - United Kingdom 2023

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - An Encyclopedic Review of Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management (2022)

Chapter: Artificial Intelligence in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Authors: Myers, TG; Mannava, S

Publisher: Springer 2022

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.6 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Like how he says we have to follow his Rehab (6 wks) on stretch, movement. 10 different exercises found on my cell phone.

Mar 15, 2024

3.8 stars

I received good information from Dr. Myers but he spoke so quickly I'm not sure I absorbed all his information.

Mar 01, 2024

5.0 stars

Exceptional care was provided

Feb 25, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Myers was wonderful

Jan 19, 2024

5.0 stars


Jan 01, 2024

5.0 stars


Dec 27, 2023

2.0 stars

Has no compassion empathy nor anything caring about him. He was very rude and cold. [...]

Dec 17, 2023

2.2 stars

He was not the most pleasant person. I needed him to know who I am and my activity level etc. He said " I am going to ask you questions" which ok BUT you need to hear me also. [...]

Nov 27, 2023

5.0 stars

This provider puts his patients first by having concerns about their health and safety with their benefits compared to negative effects to make a well informed outcome.

Nov 19, 2023

5.0 stars


Nov 08, 2023


Dr Myers is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. Will continue with him for any future issues and will gladly refer friends and family to his care!

Nov 08, 2023


I have recommended Dr. Myers.

Oct 22, 2023


La experiencia que tengo desde que estoy recibiendo atenci?n m?dica con mi Dr, es excelente

Oct 06, 2023


[...] I felt he was rushed for time and I felt rushed when he cut me off, interrupted, and cut to the chase in the middle of what I was trying to explain. As a result, while he did answer many of my questions and he did give me some very helpful information, there was no time for me to assimilate his answers and ask any subsequent questions that they generated. [...]

Sep 27, 2023


Dr. Myers was great!

Sep 27, 2023


Because he was behind schedule I wasnt given the time to ask about the process or post op details.

Sep 09, 2023


Dr. Myers is professional, very well qualified to cover all realms of recovery from my surgery.

Aug 31, 2023


Not a very happy provider, maybe having a bad day

Aug 30, 2023


Following my statement regarding symptoms, a very distracted Dr. Myers stared at me and said"Sorry, was there a question in there?"

Aug 26, 2023


Considering the day my caregiver had already had, he was still able to take time with me.

Aug 04, 2023


Dr. Myers was excellent in performing both hip replacements. He is easy to discuss any questions & surgeries. Very caring!

Jul 27, 2023


Always takes time to explain everything completely

Jul 26, 2023


Dr. Myers was professional. I would use him again for orthopedic procedure

Jul 03, 2023


Dr. Myers was potentially nice but I wish he could have slowed down a bit vs fast talked. I felt like a cog in a line. He said a few times that he was very busy and this added to my anxiety and I felt pretty rushed which also added to my not being able to ask and get all my questions answered. [...] Dr Myers also referred me to a spine Dr but vague on who to see. [...] I am still confused on who to follow up w/ after the other consultations. Dr. Myers said I could use Mychart but that he would not have time to answer.

Jun 27, 2023


Seemed to brush off concerns I had, and suggested it could be a different problem. Did nothing to show me why he thought this.

Jun 19, 2023


Keep up the good work

Jun 12, 2023


There was a lot of information on my after visit summary about things they said we discussed at the appointment, and we hadn't discussed almost any of those things. I wish he had brought them up at the appointment. He asked if I had any questions, but I guess I didn't know what to ask at the time. It would have been nice if he had brought up all those issues so that I could let him know my concerns.

Jun 09, 2023


Excellent physician but he has a brusque manner and is short on explanations and discussion with patient.

May 03, 2023


He was very rude and had no concern for my issues, did not seem to care about what I was saying.

Apr 29, 2023


Dr. Myers is an excellent doctor with a fabulous bedside manner (real) and also his PA is as well!! Love them, they make the experience of going there pretty great!!

Apr 22, 2023


Dr. Myers supported my decision for bilateral knee repair (1 at a time) and he was careful to... that injections was not a long term or short term reasonable situation.

Apr 18, 2023


I feel lucky to have healthcare this good

Apr 15, 2023


Dr. Myers operated on my left hip a year ago. I am trusting him again with right hip. Obviously, I had a great experience.

Apr 02, 2023


I have confidence with Dr. Myers.

Mar 31, 2023



Mar 29, 2023


Dr. Myers has a very difficult time acknowledging any unfavorable conditions and outcomes that come from a surgery. He appears to be more concerned with statistics and ensuring he has a check in the "Excellent Outcome" box. Conversations in private in the office do not reflect the same level of interest in his notes. Anything new that may cause additional conditions are immediately dismissed as "never seen before" to the point it makes the patient feel less than acknowledge or questioned in a way that just compounds the recovery pathway.

Mar 28, 2023


I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Myers and his staff as my orthopedic team.

Mar 25, 2023


He acted as if I was wasting his time when I wanted answers about treatment options, alternative care, pain relief

Mar 17, 2023


We had a conversation regarding to my need to be heard and he made sure to set aside time to provide his full attention-"I'm grateful he did that!"

Feb 06, 2023


He was very nice. Explain everything to me and made it all clear to me

Jan 26, 2023


I was treated like a regular person at this office

Jan 14, 2023


This was my second appointment with him, and both experiences were very negative. He made several negative comments towards me, the hospital and I left each appointment very discouraged and insulted. My questions were never fully answered and I was treated like I was annoying. He has horrible bedside manner and I am reconsidering going through this surgery now and with this doctor. [...]. I've had several doctors in my life, from all areas of practice and have never been treated so poorly.

Jan 13, 2023


Dr. Myers did both my hip replacements and I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He is the best!

Jan 06, 2023


I was very frustrated at the end of my visit. Did not feel like the doctor listened fully to me but instead answered before I was finished asking and therefore did not answer what I was asking. Overall attitude and way of interacting with me was not acceptable to me.

Dec 27, 2022


The doctor was very thorough in explaining what he was going to do in surgery; was just as thorough in explaining what I needed to do after surgery.

Dec 24, 2022


Very straightforward and honest. Explained what we needed to do as a team and I welcomed the process.

Dec 23, 2022


Dr. Myers and his team provided immediate relief from the terrible pain which had developed in my arthritic left knee. Thanks to them I can walk again!

Dec 19, 2022


Provider was very nice and have seen him in past and recommended to others who also were happy with their visits,

Dec 18, 2022


Dr. is great for surgery [...]

Dec 16, 2022


Dr Myers went out of his way to make time for me whenever I needed him. He even fit me in between surgery procedures for checkups on my fractured knee cap!

Dec 10, 2022


Dr. Myers is very matter-of-fact and doesn't have great interpersonal skills, but that's totally fine in this context. He's clearly a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, and that's what matters to me.

Dec 08, 2022


[...] Very agitated and rude.. Talked to me like I was a complete idiot! [...] Would never recommend him to anyone!!!

Nov 14, 2022


I have recommended him to a relative.

Oct 28, 2022


He is a great doctor

Oct 11, 2022


Dr. Myers is the best hip replacement doctor there is.

Oct 03, 2022


Dr. Myers seemed to be in a hurry. His expertise was impressive[...]

Sep 28, 2022


Dr. Myers took time, made me feel comfortable and made sure I understood my further recovery.

Sep 12, 2022


So far so good !

Sep 11, 2022


Dr Thomas Myers is a great doctor

Sep 10, 2022


Both Dr. Myers and Christine (NP) we're excellent.

Sep 04, 2022


Very pleased.

Aug 11, 2022


Best surgeon and team!

Jul 08, 2022


I just felt like I wasn't given enough time to discuss my problem. I know he was running way behind and I sympathized with that, but I felt like I should have been asked more questions and listened to. [...] I didn't feel like I had a chance to fully describe my problem.

Jun 20, 2022


Care at the Highland joint replacement center is superior and Dr Myers definitely represents the superior care I needed And expected as Island

Jun 19, 2022


Dr. Myers is an excellent surgeon which is the most important thing. He is very business like and answers all questions. A little more friendly demeanor would go a long way with patients. Fortunately, his NP Zack Lamb with whom I spent most of the time with is very knowledgeable and has an excellent patient demeanor. Dr. Myers did surprise me by calling me the day before surgery on [...], to see how I was doing. I found that to be comforting to know he took the time to call has patients prior to surgery. I am very satisfied with Dr. Myers work as a surgeon and his staff. They appear to work very well together as a team. I would definitely recommend him as an outstanding surgeon.

Jun 17, 2022


[...] I felt Dr. Myers was very attentive. LOL, sometimes I'm told things that are frightening, but MUST be said. He is very 'mater of fact and gently to the point'. I like that. [...] So far I am on board with Dr. Myers.

Jun 15, 2022


Dr. Myers was excellent answering all my questions and being very patient with me. PA Zack was great too!!!

May 20, 2022


Doctor was great [...].

May 15, 2022


This was a post-op visit, and the doctor answered all my questions and gave me the guidelines I needed to continue my healing.

May 07, 2022


Very caring and explained everything so I understood.

Apr 29, 2022


Dr. Myers connects, explains, is clear and communicates well.

Apr 22, 2022


I will say to others, Dr. Myers has poor bedside manner however I had an excellent outcome with my total knee replacement.... Only if one complies with Dr. Myers completely.

Apr 22, 2022


Good experience

Apr 20, 2022


I was extremely satisfied with my interaction with the doctor and confident in the surgery.

Apr 09, 2022


Dr. Myers and PA Lamb we're a great team. Dr. Myers inspired confidence that he could help me.

Apr 02, 2022


Doctor was rude and VERY POOR bedside matter.

Mar 22, 2022


He took the time to tell me what I needed to know and what I need to do to get through the surgery

Mar 21, 2022


He did not introduce himself. Did not summarize the visit. Very poor eye contact.

Mar 19, 2022


My first time with this Dr.. While he was pleasant, he seemed rushed and commented was busy,( not in those words). No time to establish a dialogue with him any further than the 5 minutes I was under his care. [...]

Mar 15, 2022


Dr. Myers seemed very hurried [...]

Mar 12, 2022


I liked the doctor, he is well rated and took his time talking to me about my situation. I had the feeling that he had no care one way or another if I came back to him or not or whether I went through with the surgery. Maybe that was the right approach, but not one I have encountered before. I would trust him to do my surgery if I decide to have it.

Mar 06, 2022


Knows his stuff, but there's an opportunity to improve communication/listening skills, otherwise known as "bedside manner".

Mar 06, 2022


Dr. Myers is great.

Mar 04, 2022


First visit but I think I would recommend him to others!

Feb 24, 2022


I was relieved to meet Dr. Myers, especially when I had been pleased with my former orthopedic surgeon. I feel very comfortable with him.

Feb 23, 2022


I have recommended both the hospital and Dr. Myers.

Feb 18, 2022