Thomas Parent, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Hand and Shoulder Surgery
Dr. Parent accomplished his undergraduate studies at Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame he was a member of the Varsity Ice Hockey Team for three years and won the University’s Monogram recognition for Varsity Athletics. Dr. Parent completed his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His orthopedic training was performed at the Medical University of South Carolina where they were responsible yearly for medical coverage at the Family Circle Tennis Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the MCI Heritage Golf Classic, and he also provided medical coverage for the 1991 Ryder Cup in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Dr. Parent then completed a hand, upper extremity, and microvascular fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His practice interests include hand, elbow, and shoulder trauma, arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, shoulder and knee, and general orthopedic surgery. He is married and has three children.
His Medical Degree was received from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. During his final two years he worked for the transplant team as a coordinator for organ procurement.
Dr. Parent then completed his General Surgery Internship and his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He won the Resident’s research award during his fourth year and also had research accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in San Francisco, CA. He assisted in Sports Medicine coverage of both the Family Circle Tennis Tournament and the MCI Heritage PGA event at Hilton Head, SC. He also helped provide medical coverage for the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, SC.
Dr. Parent spent five years as a partner in the Wilmington Orthopedic Group in Wilmington, NC. His responsibilities included being the Team physician for women’s athletics for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Academy. He also provided monthly Orthopedic care for New Hanover County’s Indigent Children clinic and United Cerebral Palsy of Wilmington. He was active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wilmington Family YMCA from 1999 to 2000.
Dr. Parent is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
His practice is focused towards but not limited to arthroscopic surgery, Hand and Shoulder reconstruction, Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement.