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Dr. Raymond Thal, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Thal has been practicing orthopaedics since 1990 and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Originally from Commack, New York, he earned his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1984. For the next five years, as part of his internship and residency, he continued advanced training in orthopaedic surgery. As a former collegiate baseball player, he had a particular interest in pursuing a career in sports medicine. Following his orthopaedic training, he completed a year-long fellowship training program, subspecializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Thal is an internationally recognized specialist in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He has been an orthopaedic consultant for numerous professional, collegiate, and scholastic teams, including serving as the head team physician for the Washington Redskins from 2000 until 2008. Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs, of the Washington Redskins, spoke of Dr. Thal in a press conference in April 2005. Coach Gibbs said, “I can honestly say there isn’t a medical team out there that’s as capable as we have in talking about Ray Thal, Tony Casolaro and Jim Andrews. Those are some of the top people in sports medicine.” Dr. Thal has also been head team physician for the Washington Glory women’s professional softball team and Oakton High School. He has also been the medical director for the Virginia Special Olympics Winter Championships since 2003. Affiliated with Reston Surgery Center.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Reston Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Internship in Orthopedic Surgery
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Research of Virginia, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Affiliated with Reston Surgery Center.
  • Consistently been voted a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine since 2005

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366425753

Office locations

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.

1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 300

Reston, VA 20190

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.

6201 Centreville Road, Suite 600

Centreville, VA 20121

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Straightforward and to the point. Gave recommendations, respectful, knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Very professional, great explanation of my daughter's problem. Was able to fit her in for surgery before he left on vacation and called the day after surgery to check on her.
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Really knowledgeable physician and an efficient office.
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