Dr. Brian Tobias, DO Expanded Biography
Dr. Tobias is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who is additionally fellowship-trained in surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, as well as reconstructive microsurgery.
Dr. Tobias’ practice encompasses a wide variety of upper extremity conditions including trigger fingers; DeQuervain’s wrist tenosynovitis; Dupuytren’s contracture; wrist and thumb arthritis; ganglion cyst and other tumors; carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel and other nerve compression syndromes; as well as a full range of traumatic conditions (e.g. lacerations, tendon disruptions, joint dislocations, bone fractures, etc.).
A native of California, Dr. Tobias has lived the majority of his adult life in Texas and is a proud to call the state his home.
Dr. Tobias received his undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana; where he was an NCAA Division I collegiate swimmer.
He received his graduate medical degree from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, in Kirksville, Missouri.
He obtained his postgraduate medical training through the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System, completing an internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, and his orthopedic surgery residency at Mt. Clemens General Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Tobias completed his fellowship in hand and reconstructive microsurgery at the Florida Orthopedic Institute / Tampa General Hospital, and the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Tobias has held academic appointments at several distinguished Texas institutions including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the Fort Worth Orthopedic Residency Program at John Peter Smith Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He was also a visiting scholar at Chang Gung University, in Taipei, Taiwan; in the Department of Plastics and Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Dr. Tobias holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery and has 25 years of combined academic and private practice experience.
In addition to being expert in the provision of traditional methods of upper extremity treatment (i.e. non-surgical management and open surgical procedures), Dr. Tobias is also skilled in the use of cutting edge minimally invasive techniques (i.e. endoscopy, arthroscopy, etc.).
Dr. Tobias’ professional memberships include the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopedics and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
Dr. Tobias is a strong advocate of the patient-physician partnership in the medical care decision-making process. He makes every effort to ensure that each patient understands their diagnosis, evaluation and treatment options, recommended management strategy, prognosis, and recovery time expectations.
In his free time Dr. Tobias enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking and yoga, as well as spending time with friends and family.