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Photo of Thomas P. Vasileff, M.D. (Emeritus)

Dr. Vasileff came to Alaska and joined Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic in 1981. He grew up in St. Louis, attended medical school at St. Louis University, and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma where he trained under the “Father of Sports Medicine”, the legendary Don O’Donohue.

He had a strong interest in sports medicine, including arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. His personal experience as an avid runner helped him treat his athletic patients. Dr. Vasileff did many total knee and hip replacements. He also had an interest in trauma, and took emergency calls at both Alaska Regional and Providence hospitals.

Dr. Vasileff has volunteered in both Peru and Africa with the Health Volunteers Overseas organization (HVO). He was the Alaska state representative to the national American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board of Councilors for six years. He served as president of the Anchorage Orthopedic Society and the Alaska State Orthopedic Society. He was chairman of the orthopedic departments at both Providence Hospital and Alaska Regional Hospital. He was on the board of Alaska Physicians and Surgeons, was a clinical instructor for the Alaska Family Practice Residency Program, an affiliate Professor / Team Physician for UAA, and he volunteered at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.

Medical Degree

  • St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO


  • University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK


  • Spine Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Past Memberships

  • Alaska State Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons