R. Justin Thoms, M.D

R. Justin Thoms, M.D photo


Orthopedic Surgery
*Co-Director Lawrence & memorial Joint Replacement Center*
Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


Dr. Thoms graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy.  After receiving his medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, he did his internship and residency at North Shore-LIJ in New York.  He completed the Aufranc Fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.  He is the Co-Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.

Dr. Thoms specializes in orthopedic treatment of arthritis for knees, hips, and shoulders.  This includes nonsurgical treatment modalities as well as a high volume of knee, hip, and shoulder replacements.  His experience enables his patients to have better outcomes after joint replacements with lower complication rates and less pain.  “The goal is to get people enjoying their life without pain from arthritis.  For some patients, surgery is the best option.”  he also performs revision surgery for patients who have had previous surgery, including joint replacements that have worn out or failed.

Dr. Thoms was awarded Top Doctor by Connecticut Magazine.


Shoulder, Hip, and Knee

Medical School

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY