Introducing Dr. Thomas Meares Green Jr., Orthopedic Surgeon
Bringing a passion for sports medicine, Dr. Thomas Meares Green Jr. joined the UNC Orthopedics at Goldsboro team in September. Having played football at NC State and rugby for the town of Blacksburg, Virginia, Dr. Green has a passion for helping young athletes.
“All the injuries I’ve had have been sports injuries,” said Dr. Green, who completed his Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Florida. “My focus is on taking the knowledge I learned from Dr. James Andrews and forming the best healing strategy for patients.”
Following a philosophy that the patient is always right, Dr. Green specializes in shoulder, knee and elbow and hip conditions. At UNC Orthopedics he performs ACL reconstructions, direct anterior total hip and Tommy John procedures, in addition to other orthoscopic techniques.
He said he was attracted to Wayne UNC by the opportunity to work with the surgical team at UNC Orthopedics. “They’re great guys and great surgeons,” said Dr. Green. Wayne UNC also brings him close to family and friends in Wilmington and Raleigh.
Dr. Green completed his medical degree at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA and his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. Before coming to Goldsboro, he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at St. Joseph Warren Hospital and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Andrews Institute.
The Andrews Institute, under the leadership and reputation of internationally renowned orthopedic sports surgeon Dr. Andrews, who has served as orthopaedic consultant or medical director for college sports programs at Auburn, University of Alabama, Troy University, University of West Alabama, Tuskegee University and Grambling University. He is also senior consultant for the Washington Redskins.