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Hand Surgery , Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Thomas Andrew German , MD

Salinas Valley Orthopedics
321 E Romie Ln Ste A
Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 757-3041


Dr. German, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, has a general orthopedic practice with special focus on shoulder and upper extremity problems including impingement, rotator cuff tears, instability and arthritis. He is trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee problems. He has additional interest and training in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement as well as hand surgery. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. German completed his undergraduate and medical schooling at Creighton University in Omaha. He graduated with honors and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society. Upon completing his internship and his orthopedic residency training at Harbor U.C.L.A. Medical Center he was appointed as Clinical Instructor. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in hand surgery in Los Angeles. Upon completion of his training, Dr. German relocated to Salinas, California where he and Dr. William Parker established Salinas Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 1978. Dr. German values a strong commitment to patient welfare, continuing medical education, and community involvement. He is currently Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Previously, he served as Chief of Surgery at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and as team physician at Hartnell College. Dr. German is currently a staff member at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and the Salinas Surgery Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Monterey County Medical Society, California Orthopedic Association, and the California Medical Association. Dr. German enjoys family centered activities including skiing and hiking. He also enjoys running and has completed several marathons.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 50 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English


Hand Surgery , Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Education and Training

Medical School
Creighton University School Of Medicine Graduated in 1972

Main Location

Fax: (831) 142-4219
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO