Marshfield Clinic orthopedic surgeon Dr.
Thomas J. Bramwell owes his interest in
medicine, in part, to experiences shadowing
the team doctor for his high school football
team. His specific interest in orthopedics
began during his time playing college
football for Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
“Seeing some of my teammates go through
injuries and return healthy after surgery
made me want to go into orthopedics. I
wanted to help people return to their preinjury
activity levels,” Dr. Bramwell said.
He earned his medical degree from Des
Moines University College of Osteopathic
Medicine and completed his orthopedic
residency at Ohio University and Doctors Hospital. Prior to joining Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Bramwell worked as an orthopedic surgeon for Mayo Clinic Health System. Becoming fully board certified is the career accomplishment of which Dr. Bramwell is most proud.
Dr. Bramwell sees a wide variety of patients, including those who have suffered sports injuries, need a hip or knee replacement or have hand disorders. One of the aspects of orthopedic surgery he enjoys most is the precision it requires.
“I am a perfectionist, and I strive to do the best work I can every single day,” Dr. Bramwell said. “To be able to improve patients’ quality of life and make them better than they were before they came to my office is awesome.”
Dr. Bramwell believes an open dialogue with patients is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome for their care.
“I am very honest with my patients,” he said. “I want them to understand their situation, diagnosis and what their options are.”
When he is not at work, Dr. Bramwell enjoys running, playing hockey and golfing. He is married with two children.