Thomas Greenwald, MD

Thomas Greenwald
Primary Clinic
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Dr. Thomas Greenwald - Practice Information

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 1992

Medical Interests

Co-Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, McFarland Clinic

Medical Interests

  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
  • Consultant to Iowa State Athletic teams

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Luther College, Decorah, IA

  • BA (Summa Cum Laude), 1979-1983

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

  • MD (Alpha Omega Alpha), 1983-1987


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Orthopedic Surgery, 1987-1988


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Orthopedic Surgery, 1988-1992

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthoscopic Association of North America
  • Christian Medical/Dental Society
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Orthopedic Society
  • Story County Medical Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

McFarland Clinic Board of Directors, 2005-2010

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Snowboarding, Kiteboarding, Tennis

Patient Testimonials

Patient feedback is important in helping us improve our service. It also gives us opportunities to recognize our providers and staff for excellent customer service. Here are a few patient comments showing this provider's commitment to Extraordinary Care, Every Day.

June 15, 2022

Dr Greenwald is an amazingly thorough provider. I appreciate that he listens, and has a plan for my care for years to come.

June 8, 2022

Dr. Greenwald gave exceptional care to our son who had a complete knee reconstruction. He is an amazing surgeon and has wonderful bedside manner. He took time to answer any questions we had.

May 31, 2022

Dr Greenwald is a fantastic physician and genuinely nice guy. He’s friendly, always upbeat, encouraging, professional and efficient. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring Ortho services. His staff is always great, as well!

May 24, 2022

Dr Greenwald was very personable. He looked at me and spoke directly to me. He seemed compassionate, knowledgeable, professional. He answered my questions, and when needing to leave, encouraged me to ask more of his nurses, assuming I may have more on my written list. When my appointment with him was done, I felt like I mattered to him. I feel like my surgery will be in good hands.

May 19, 2022

Dr. Greenwald is very caring, kind and knowledgeable. He has been my Ortho physician for years and I have always had excellent care. He cares for the physical and emotional part of injury and disability. A excellent teacher. I always walk out of the clinic after receiving his care feeling great appreciation for his help. He is the best.

April 14, 2022

Dr. Greenwald has the greatest care and compassion for his patients. I most certainly would recommend him!

February 17, 2022

Tom Greenwald is an excellent doctor. I have great confidence in his knowledge, considerable skill, and experience as a surgeon. He's easy to talk to, is a good listener and is caring & compassionate, as well. He explained what had happened to my knee & what I might expect after my procedure using terms I could understand. He answered all my questions. He really goes the extra mile in trying to accommodate for special circumstances that arise! Our family thinks he is The Best!

February 16, 2022

Dr. Greenwold was personable, knowledgeable, and shared clearly the results of the MRI and treatment going forward.

February 11, 2022

Dr Greenwald is intelligent, skilled and kind. Have much confidence in him thru a difficult hemi-arthroplasty surgery 15 years ago and again with his advice today.

January 12, 2022

Dr. Greenwald was AMAZING! Explained what was going on with my sons knee. Really appreciated him being up front & honest with us.

January 4, 2022

I was incredibly impressed by my doctor and all his staff. He did a great job explaining to me what my issues are with my knees and the best course of action and he was willing to do it immediately! I will definitely recommend this clinic!

December 20, 2021

Dr Greenwald was simply amazing today! He took time with my daughter to ask questions, talk to her about her activities & injury, and explained the next steps for surgery. I told my husband after the appt, why didn’t we have our surgeries done by Dr Greenwald?! I would recommend him and we’ve only met with him once!!

October 26, 2021

The staff and Doctor were all phenomenal. They all engaged with my young kids as well as me. They explained things so they were easy to understand and fun to listen to.

October 19, 2021

Dr Greenwald and his staff are awesome. They answer all questions, never make you feel rushed, but do make you feel like a valued patient.

October 6, 2021

Dr Greenwald is so caring, professional, encouraging,going above to make me feel like I was his only patient, totally focused & listened to my concerns and gave recommended treatment accordingly!

October 5, 2021

I had the opportunity to see Dr. Greenwald today in regard to my left knee that I'm having issues with, and he was amazing. He was exactly what I was looking for. He was thorough. He was personable. He had, I was looking for someone that was going to give me a course of action and have an action plan in place for what we needed to do to move forward. Obviously, with each new day. I'm not getting younger. So I wanted to someone that was going to have a plan and move forward with that plan and he is definitely doing that and I am highly encouraged after being with Dr. Greenwald today that it was the best choice and best plan for me.
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