Thomas Varecka, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Thomas Varecka, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand


I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in the hand. In addition to my time at TRIA, I’m serving as the assistant chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, and I am the University of Minnesota’s Orthopaedic Residency Program Director. I’m also an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Minnesota, where I received the Teacher of the Year award from the orthopedic residents. I’ve also had the opportunity to lecture in Hand and Microsurgery for the Niigata University Department of Orthopedics in Niigata, Japan. One goal of mine for each of my patients is for them to recover as quickly and safely as possible, and get them back to their activities.




  • Orthopedics, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN


  • Hand and Microsurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Medical degree

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Internship, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


  • Assistant Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center
  • University of Minnesotas Orthopaedic Residency Program Director at Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2015-2018)
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2012, 2014-2018)