Thomas Gillespie, MD, General Surgery, Phoenix, AZ, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center


General Surgery Phoenix, AZ

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professor Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine. Clerkship Director. Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona

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Education & Training

  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Maricopa Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterINTERNSHIP
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of CaliforniaOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2003 - Present
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2001 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Creighton University School of Medicine, 2018
  • Golden Scaple Surgical Teacher of the Year Creighton University School of Medicine, 2017
  • Dean's Teaching Scholar Award Creighton University School of Medicine, 2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Solitary Splenic Metastasis from Ovarian Carcinosarcoma  
    Olsen AB, Pargman S, Gillespie TL, J Med Case Reports, 2/10/2011
  • Treatment of Symptomatic Focal Nodular Hyperplasia with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation  
    Hedayati P, VanSonnenberg E, Shamos R, Gillespie TL, McMullen W, J Vasc Interv Radiol, 4/1/2010


  • Recovery from the ICU: A Survivor's Story.
    Gillespie TL, Raj JM, Dignity Health Critical Care Medicine Summit. "Evidence Based Care - Implementing the ABCDE Bundle", Las Vegas, NV, 7/11/2014
  • The Journey from Sympathy to Empathy.
    Gillespie TL, Dignity Health Emergency and Health Care Summit, Las Vegas, NV, 7/10/2014
  • TAP versus VAP: Early Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Trauma Patients.
    Hooft N, Lovato C, Goslar P, Kahzeni K, Gillespie TL, Petersen S, 34th meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Baltimore, MD, 4/30/2014
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  • Parathyroid Disease. 
  • F.A.S.T. Exam 
    St. Joseph's Medical Center - 10/23/2004
  • Thyroid Disease. 
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