Thomas R. Hunt, MD, DSc

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 713-986-6016
Fax: (713) 986-5531

Contact Information

7200 Cambridge Street, Suite 10A
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Professor and Chairman of the Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Wilhelmina Arnold Barnhart Endowed Chair

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Alabama at Birmingham postgraduate education Doctor of Science 2014
University of Pennsylvania Health System fellowship Hand Surgery 1993
University of Kansas School of Medicine residency Orthopaedic Surgery 1992
University of Kansas School of Medicine research fellow Orthopaedic Pathology 1988
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine internship General Surgery 1987
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1986


My team and I provide highly individualized, innovative, patient-centered care with a strong focus on quality and patient safety. As a result, we are able to achieve predictable and effective outcomes following treatment of even the most complex problems impacting our patient's hands, wrists, forearms and elbows. Our efforts are all geared to getting patients back to their active lives quickly.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Member
Houston Texans Team Physician
Titleist Performance Institute Advisory Board Member

Selected Publications

Hunt TR Kienbock's Disease. Hunt TR, Bozentka DJ (eds.) Atlas of the Hand Clin, Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 1999.

Hunt TR. "What is the appropriate treatment for Dupuytren contracture?" CleveClin J Med 2003 February;70(2):96-7. Pubmed PMID: 12636340.

Marcus AM, Culver JE, Hunt TR. "Treating trigger finger in diabetics using excision of the ulnar slip of the flexor digitorum superficialis with or without A1 pulley release.." Hand (N Y). 2007 December;2(4):227-31. Pubmed PMID: 18780058.

Cash MP, Sherrill JM, Waitayawinyu T, Hunt TR, Shack RB, Thayer WP. "Evaluation of FiberLoop Sutures in Locking and Nonlocking Tendon Repair." Ann Plast Surg 2012 June;68(6):583-7. Pubmed PMID: 21734555.

Morrison KD, Hunt TR. "Comparing and contrasting methods for tenodesis of the ruptured distal biceps tendon." Hand Clin 2002 February;18(1):169-78. Pubmed PMID: 12143413.
Ovalle F, Patel A, Pollins A, de la Torre J, Vasconez L, Hunt TR, Bucy RP, Shack RB, Thayer WP. "A simple technique for augmentation of axonal ingrowth into chondroitinase-treated acellular nerve grafts using nerve growth factor.." Ann Plast Surg 2012 May;68(5):518-24. Pubmed PMID: 22531407.
Hunt TR. "Degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis affecting the carpometacarpal joints of the fingers.." Hand Clin 2006 May;22(2):221-8. Pubmed PMID: 16701136.
Hunt TR, Osterman AL. "Complications of the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.." Hand Clin 1994 February;10(1):63-71. Pubmed PMID: 8188780.
Hunt TR (ed.) Wiesel SW (Editor in Chief). "Operative Techniques in Hand, Text Book: Wrist and Forearm Surgery." Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010.