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Dr. Greenwald - Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine

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May 4, 2011


Thomas Greenwald, MD, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for McFarland Clinic, has recently added to his credentials by receiving Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. This certification means he has achieved a level of proficiency in each of the areas comprising the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as defined by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The requirements to take the rigorous Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Certification examination are submission of surgical and nonsurgical cases of specific sports injuries, in addition to peer recommendations. The nationwide examination was given last November, and Dr. Greenwald was recently notified that he has successfully passed the test.
“Board certification is an important yardstick to determine the quality of a practicing physician, and I have been board certified (and recertified) in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1994. This Subspecialty Certification denotes proficiency in the specialized area of Sports Medicine within Orthopaedics. Becoming Subspecialty boarded is a natural extension of my 20+ years of working with collegiate and high school athletes.”
Dr. Greenwald goes on to further explain, “I thoroughly enjoy my role as consulting orthopaedic surgeon for ISU male and female athletes, working alongside Dr. Peter Buck. The two of us also work closely with our partner, Dr. David Sneller, in taking care of area high school athletes, and of course, the often injured “weekend warrior” athlete is a big part of my Orthopaedic Sports Medicine practice.”
Dr. Greenwald graduated summa cum laude from Luther College in 1983. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, earning Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1987. He then went on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992. Dr. Greenwald is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is also a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America, an organization devoted to the arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic conditions.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenwald, please contact the McFarland Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Department at 515-239-4475, or visit the McFarland Clinic website at


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