Marshfield Clinic Health System 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 University in
“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 pre-injury activity levels,”
Dr. Bramwell said.
He earned his medical degree from Des
Moines University College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Iowa and completed his
orthopedic residency at Ohio University
and Doctors Hospital. He is boardcertified
in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Bramwell sees a wide variety of patients,
including those who need a hip or knee replacement, arthroscopic procedures 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 what I really enjoy.”
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.