Dr. Thomas VonGillern

Thomas VonGillern

I am rewarded by seeing my patients return to their normal work, leisure, and sports activities. My first concern is always for my patients, each of whom is unique and must be treated as such.

Areas of Expertise:

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injuries
Wrist Arthroscopy
Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Release
Nerve Compression & Tendon Repair
General Orthopedics

Physician Team:

Jennifer Miller, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Brooke B., RN, Patient Coordinator
Brianne E., Medical Scribe

Clinic Location:

Moline, Illinois



Des Moines, Iowa

Undergraduate Studies

The University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science

Medical School

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina, Orthopedic Surgery


Columbia University, Hand, Upper Extremity, & Microsurgery


Hand & Wrist

Professional Memberships:

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
Robert E. Carroll Hand Club
American Medical Association
Rock Island County Medical Society
Illinois State Medical Society
Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Trauma Association

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations:

Quad City Ambulatory Surgery Center
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Medical Center
Genesis Medical Center – Illini Campus

Patient Testimonials

“I received excellent care from everyone. I am terrified of needles and they made me feel as comfortable as possible. Thank you for caring.”
– Charlotte D.

“I have had great results from my surgery and therapy. I feel that Dr. VonGillern has my best interests in mind.”
– Barb P.

“Dr. VonGillern is the best hand doctor.”
– Anonymous.