Thomas G. Craven, MD

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Dr. Thomas Craven is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery of the spine. After earning his medical degree from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Dr. Craven completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He then completed additional subspecialty training in orthopedic spine surgery through a fellowship at The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Craven is published in the peer-reviewed publication the Journal of Spine. He is a clinical assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa. Dr. Craven attended numerous courses and conferences relating to his field of expertise. He has also been invited to give a variety of presentations throughout the world, including Japan, Canada, France, Ireland, Washington, Kansas, California, and Louisiana on research pertaining to orthopedic medicine.

Dr. Craven and his family live in Tulsa. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, pickleball, and outdoor activities at the lake.



  • Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interest/Subspecialty

  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Spine
  • Complex Spinal Disorders

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997


  • Bachelor of Arts: Bethel College, North Newton, KS, 1985
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1989

Postgraduate Training

  • General Surgery Internship: The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1990
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1994


  • Spinal Surgery Fellowship: The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1995

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Oklahoma State Medical Association
  • Simmons Surgical Society, President
  • Tulsa County Medical Society
  • 2406 East 81st Street, Suite 290
    Tulsa, OK 74137
    United States

    • Phone:
      (918) 494-AOOK (2665)
    • Fax:
      (918) 927-3201

Patient Reviews

  • “Very professional. ”
    – Juanita H.
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