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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Avon Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon Hospital
Primary Location

Avon Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Viscosupplementation
  • X-Ray
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Back Strains & Sprains
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelography
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 30 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Florida Spine Institute
Interventional Spine/Pain
Clearwater, FL USA

Residency - New York University Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
New York, NY USA

Internship - Massapequa General Hospital
Seaford, NY USA

Medical Education - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - New York University
New York, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Subspecialty certification in pain medicine
  • Associate Medical Director, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
  • Co-Director - Medical Spine Fellowship


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Evaluation and Management of Back and Neck Pain, Interventional Pain Management, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, Electromyography


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Santhosh Thomas, DO, MBA.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/17/2022, Dr. Thomas has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Thomas receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

141 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr Thomas very thorough. Planning events to find causal factor. Prescribed Rx that is helping in pain mitigation

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Thomas is my favorite doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Doctor really listened and was compassionate

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Thomas is excellent and reflects extremely well on the CC

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

The resident doctor pretty much did ever thing. She was wonderful. *Dr. Thomas was 'magical' when he taught me a stretch to relieve (soreness.)

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I did recommend *Dr. Thomas and the Spine Center within a week after seeing him.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Thomas spoke with us In a caring, professional and non judgement level. I did appreciate his care he took in speaking with us and the steps we needed to complete to achieve our goals.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Thomas was so kind and patient. He took the time to show me areas of concern on my MRI and answered my questions clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I appreciated seeing the X-ray but it was difficult to see it as I was standing and had to bend over, which hurt. It would have been helpful if the doctor had offered me his seat for a clear view.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Was able to get an early appointment from a cancellation from Dr Thomas's office

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Have known Dr. Thomas for 20 years. Is caring and very insightful and helpful with all of my issues. He's very professional. He is a top-notch doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Thomas was very thorough, listened, understood my concerns in a professional & compassionate manner

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Thomas was very informative and respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

My experience with Dr. Thomas and every member of his team/staff have always been excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Thomas is what every Doc should be.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Thomas is excellent at listening and offering different treatment options!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Thomas is a great doctor. He is very thorough and professional. He is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Thomas is an excellent doctor. Very professional and very knowledgeable.I am following his ideas of ongoing treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Outstanding Physician. Considerate, thorough, professional.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Bad experience w/ doc he was cold & abrupt w/ no bedside manner

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Thomas has been a tremendous help in alleviating my sciatic pain

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Thomas is knowledgeable and caring. He set up additional physical therapy.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr Thomas is great !

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr Thomas is amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Thomas is so smart and knows exactly how to treat my condition.

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