Thomas Greenwald, MD
Accepting New Patients
- 330 Patient Ratings
1215 Duff Avenue Office
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Also Sees Patients In
1214 S Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401
Dr. Greenwald is amazing. He is so personable, explains everything that’s happening, let’s you ask questions, and generally puts you at ease. He’s thorough, patient, and very knowledgeable. His staff is great, too—super friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend Dr. Greenwald to others!
August 22, 2022
Dr. Greenwald has the greatest care and compassion for his patients. I most certainly would recommend him!
April 14, 2022
Dr. Greenwold was personable, knowledgeable, and shared clearly the results of the MRI and treatment going forward.
February 16, 2022
Dr Greenwald is intelligent, skilled and kind. Have much confidence in him thru a difficult hemi-arthroplasty surgery 15 years ago and again with his advice today.
February 11, 2022
Good bedside manners and very personable! Will definitely go back when needed and/or refer others to Dr Greenwald.
November 2, 2022
I was incredibly impressed by my doctor and all his staff. He did a great job explaining to me what my issues are with my knees and the best course of action and he was willing to do it immediately! I will definitely recommend this clinic!
January 4, 2022
Very friendly by all staff. All around happy with my appoint. Waiting time was short. Dr. Greenwald is very much to the point and tells it like it is. That's exactly what we want. Gives options to solve the issue. Again all around happy with my visit.
November 23, 2022
Very clear information on my injury and how the surgery will be done, plus what I need to do post op.
September 13, 2022
Dr Greenwald was very personable. He looked at me and spoke directly to me. He seemed compassionate, knowledgeable, professional. He answered my questions, and when needing to leave, encouraged me to ask more of his nurses, assuming I may have more on my written list. When my appointment with him was done, I felt like I mattered to him. I feel like my surgery will be in good hands.
May 24, 2022
His skills as a surgeon are amazing and his concern and follow up for his patients first rate. I would recommend him to everyone.
September 29, 2022
Dr Greenwald is a fantastic physician and genuinely nice guy. He’s friendly, always upbeat, encouraging, professional and efficient. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring Ortho services. His staff is always great, as well!
May 31, 2022
Dr Greenwald is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, friendly & compassionate. He cares about his patients & answers all questions. I trust him & recommend him to friends. He adds a personal touch that makes me feel valued as a patient & person.
August 26, 2022
Tom Greenwald is an excellent doctor. I have great confidence in his knowledge, considerable skill, and experience as a surgeon. He's easy to talk to, is a good listener and is caring & compassionate, as well. He explained what had happened to my knee & what I might expect after my procedure using terms I could understand. He answered all my questions. He really goes the extra mile in trying to accommodate for special circumstances that arise! Our family thinks he is The Best!
February 17, 2022
Dr Greenwald is an amazingly thorough provider. I appreciate that he listens, and has a plan for my care for years to come.
June 15, 2022
Dr G explains all very well. His plan seems very thorough that thought out. Very personable.
October 25, 2022
Dr Greenwald is friendly, professional, efficient and very human. (Some of the docs are just not the friendliest.) Dr Greenwald is a sweet, down to earth guy. Always takes time to answer my questions in English, rather than “medical-ese.” I greatly appreciate him!
September 6, 2022
Dr. Greenwald is very understanding and listens to my needs and concerns without hesitation!
October 6, 2022
Dr Greenwald is a fantastic physician and human being! He’s very easy to talk to, down to earth and friendly. Highly recommend him to anyone needing an Ortho physician.
December 8, 2022
Dr Greenwald was simply amazing today! He took time with my daughter to ask questions, talk to her about her activities & injury, and explained the next steps for surgery. I told my husband after the appt, why didn’t we have our surgeries done by Dr Greenwald?! I would recommend him and we’ve only met with him once!!
December 20, 2021
Dr. Greenwald is very caring, kind and knowledgeable. He has been my Ortho physician for years and I have always had excellent care. He cares for the physical and emotional part of injury and disability. A excellent teacher. I always walk out of the clinic after receiving his care feeling great appreciation for his help. He is the best.
May 19, 2022
Dr. Greenwald was AMAZING! Explained what was going on with my sons knee. Really appreciated him being up front & honest with us.
January 12, 2022
Staff and doctor were all kind, compassionate and professional.
December 20, 2022
I appreciate his positive and energetic personality; it makes it easy to interact with him and encourages me to adopt a positive mindset. I also appreciate how he personalizes my care; it makes me feel valued. I am confident that my journey toward health will maintain forward momentum while I am in Dr. Greenwald's care.
November 2, 2022
The staff and Doctor were all phenomenal. They all engaged with my young kids as well as me. They explained things so they were easy to understand and fun to listen to.
October 26, 2021
Dr. Greenwald gave exceptional care to our son who had a complete knee reconstruction. He is an amazing surgeon and has wonderful bedside manner. He took time to answer any questions we had.
June 8, 2022
Co-Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, McFarland Clinic
- Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
- Consultant to Iowa State Athletic teams
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Luther College, Decorah, IA
- BA (Summa Cum Laude), 1979-1983
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
- MD (Alpha Omega Alpha), 1983-1987
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- Orthopedic Surgery, 1987-1988
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- Orthopedic Surgery, 1988-1992
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Arthoscopic Association of North America
- Christian Medical/Dental Society
- Iowa Medical Society
- Iowa Orthopedic Society
- Story County Medical Society
Professional & Personal Interests
McFarland Clinic Board of Directors, 2005-2010
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Snowboarding, Kiteboarding, Tennis
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