Aaron Thomas, MD

Sports Medicine Fellow

Where are you from?     

I am from northern Virginia, grew up in a town called Culpeper, VA.

Why did you choose UA Sports Medicine?    

I chose UA Sports Medicine because one of my mentors trained here and loved it.  He had great things to say.  When I met the leadership on the interview, I just got a really good vibe about the people and the training opportunities.  I also got really excited to explore a new area.

What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?    

I'm most excited to just explore a new city.  Learning about a new culture and food and all of the outdoor adventures.

What are your interests or hobbies outside of Medicine?    

Outside of medicine I am really active.  I exercise regularly and have been very into triathlon training.  I've also been doing Crossfit for several years.  I enjoy anything outdoors... biking, hiking, camping, backpacking. 

What are your professional interests within Medicine?     

Within medicine, I have enjoyed my training in the emergency room and getting comfortable with ultrasound.  I am very much looking forward to progressing in my sports and musculoskeletal training.  

Favorite way to spend a day off?    

On days off I enjoy getting outside and taking my dog exploring.  Finding new hiking trails or new restaurants or breweries. 

Top item on your "Bucket list"? 

My bucket list is huge.  I really want to hike Macchu Pichu and travel the world, but I am also planning to get scuba certified as soon as I have time. 


West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 2012


Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2021