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 have been coming to ORA for service for more than 50 years…it is the best!” – Steven L.

“I have used ORA in the past, as well as some of my family members.  I like the service and the staff.” – Sherri J.

Dr. VonGillern is the quintessential professional: innately intelligent; most observant; knowledgeable; experienced; an exceptional listener in regard to the patient’s concerns and apprehensions; perceptive; pragmatic and careful in his step-by-step medical approaches and procedures; and cordial. Moreover, he is truly concerned for the patient – he cares!!!!” – Barry M.