Dr. David Thut is a sports medicine specialist and assistant team physician for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. His surgical practice focuses on arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee, including cartilage restoration, knee ligament reconstruction, knee replacement, shoulder instability and labral repair and rotator cuff repair.
Dr. Thut is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he co-captained the Varsity Sailing Team. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Following his residency, he proudly served seven years in the United States Navy. He was head of the departments of orthopedic surgery during tours at the Naval Hospitals in Charleston, South Carolina and Bremerton, Washington. Dr. Thut cared for both active duty and retired military personnel, gaining invaluable experience helping patients of all ages maintain an active lifestyle.
After separating from the Navy in 2007, Dr. Thut spent a year sailing with his wife, Kate, and two sons, Ben and Chad.
He then followed his passion for the care of athletes and moved to New York City where he completed the Sports Medicine Fellowship at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in New York, he cared for NYU athletes and worked at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, treating dancers from world-renowned companies including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil.
Dr. Thut is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and holds a subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Thut joined Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 2009. Since 2017 he has been among an elite group of surgeons, designated by Conformis Total Knee, to train other surgeons from around the world in performing total knee replacements using the Conformis system.
Dr. Thut is an avid sailor, skier, and golfer.
“I find it so rewarding to watch my patients get back to the activities they love after years of arthritic knee pain. I also enjoy being a team physician for the UNH Wildcats, traveling with the football team and being able to see athletes in the field house.” - Dr. Thut
Subspecialties: Shoulder & Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery
Fellowship: New York University Hospital for Joint Disease
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society, New Hampshire Medical Society
What Patients Are Saying:
"Dr. Thut is very warm and compassionate. His outstanding bedside manner is so rare today. After surgery he came in and sat with me and explained everything in detail, showing me pictures of what he did. I was very impressed as I have never had this from any doctor in the past. I highly recommend Dr. Thut."
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: MD
University of Rochester Medical Center: Residency/Orthopaedics
University of Rochester Medical Center: Residency/Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine
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