Thomas Vail, MD

Thomas Vail, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF

Office Address

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  • 500 Parnassus Ave, Box MU320W
    San Francisco, CA 94143

Dr. Vail's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: General Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Vail's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor and ChairmainUCSF
    San Francisco, CA
    Previously at Duke University Medical Center 1985-2006

Dr. Vail's Education & Medical Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Loyola U of Chi Stritch Sch of MedLoyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Vail's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2007 - 2014
  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License1991 - 2014
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Vail's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Consumers CheckbookTop MDConsumers Checkbook
  • SuperDoctors.comSuper DoctorSuperDoctors.com

Dr. Vail's Publications & Presentations

PubMed | Citations by Web of Science®


  • 57th Annual LeRoy C. Abbott Society Scientific Program & 33rd Annual Verne T. Inman LectureshipUniversity of California, San Francisco, California - 5/11/2012

Grant Support

  • Chondroprotective Effects Of Meniscal Autografts W/ MRM
    Chondroprotective Effects Of Meniscal Autografts W/ MRMNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1999
  • Cartilage Function And Micro-Mri After Meniscal Repair
    Cartilage Function And Micro-Mri After Meniscal RepairNational Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases
    1997 - 1999

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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