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Thomas J McDonald, MD

Primary Location:
Address 680 Guzzi Ln STE 105
Sonora, CA 95370
Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery Patient Rating: Gender: Male


Language: Spanish

Dr. McDonald is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He has been providing patient care in Sonora since 2011. He also has experience from two Sacramento trauma centers. He completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center, a level I trauma center. Following his residency, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, a level II trauma center.

Dr. McDonald also has unique training from his fellowship with The Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, where his training included diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and disorders of the entire upper extremity.

Dr. McDonald’s interest in orthopedics started while he was growing up in Pleasanton. As an athlete competing in wrestling and tennis and later as a member of the UC Davis ski team, Dr. McDonald suffered a few injuries including broken bones and torn cartilage. He also worked for an orthopedist in Pleasanton helping with back office and medical assistant tasks. Prior to pursuing his career in medicine, Dr. McDonald had experience as a whitewater rafting guide and as a professional ski patroller.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. McDonald, please call (209) 532-0126.


  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Orthopedic Surgery, 2012
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery, Hand Surgery, 2013


  • Medical School

    George Washington University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    University of California Davis School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    Indiana Hand Center


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/07/2019
    Rating: 5

    I have a good relationship with my overall care provider.

  • 05/05/2019
    Rating: 5

    *Dr. McDonald is awesome.

  • 04/10/2019
    Rating: 5

    He was very caring. He realized he couldn't help me, explained why, didn't charge me for the visit and referred me to a foot/ankle specialist in the Bay area.

  • 03/25/2019
    Rating: 5

    Everyone was kind helpful and understanding to my situation.


  • Primary Location
    680 Guzzi Ln STE 105
    Sonora, CA 95370
    (209) 532-0126 Map and directions