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School of Medicine Greenville

Faculty Profile

Faculty and Staff

Thomas Pace, M.D.

Title: Clinical Professor
Orthopaedics | Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-455-7912
Office: 701 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Dr. Pace has practiced orthopaedic surgery and outcomes research in the Greenville, South Carolina area as a fellowship trained board certified hip and knee replacement specialist for over 3 decades. He has worked with USCSOMG since its beginning in 2011 and after retiring from his busy surgical practice in 2015, he now focuses on teaching medical students the fundamentals of effectively communicating with patients, examining patients and learning to develop their diagnostics and procedural skills in the first two years of medical school at USCSOMG.
Teaching Interest(s): Primary orthopedic clinical practice interest in clinical, basic science and biomechanical aspects of orthopaedic joint replacement surgery. Primary academic educational interest is application of innovative techniques in student centered learning in medical education.
Research Interest(s): Current studies and research interest (as of 2016): *A Two- Pronged Approach to Genetic Curriculum; An innovative medical school curriculum design. *Script Concordance Testing: An innovative medical school curriculum design. *Comparative learning outcomes strategies for accelerated medical school clinical experience in the early years. *Cost and value in patient outcomes in hip and knee joint arthroplasty. *Reduction in infection rates in orthopaedic surgery using newer digital optical scanning technology *Effects of metal ions used in orthopaedic hip and knee arthroplasty on surrounding and remote tissue
Honors & Awards: Conscious Leadership Award in Excellence in Professional leadership and teaching- M-1 and M-2 year
Golden Peach Award in Excellence in teaching- M-1 year
Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award M-1 year
Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award M-2 year
Honorary Recognition for Leadership
Recognition Award
Samuel F. Hulbert Award in Bioengineering
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie
International College of Surgeons
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons