C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD
Tenured Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Keck School of Medicine at USC-RET
Dr. Vangsness was a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specialized in the treatment, prevention, and surgery of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries, including ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder instability. Dr. Vangsness has conducted and published extensive research with a focus on such topics as shoulder and ligament biomechanics, molecular biology, allograft transplantation and stem cell biology in sports medicine. He was a team physician for USC Athletics. Dr. Vangsness received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed fellowships in bioengineering at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute in New York and a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.