Thomas Christensen, MD
June 20, 2017
Spenser Cassinelli, MD
September 4, 2019

Dr. Christensen received his medical degree from Creighton University and did his residency at University of California Davis Medical Center. He has also completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Merritt Hospital and Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA. He served two years in the United States Navy as a staff orthopedic surgeon. He has been practicing at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic since 1979. He is the past Chief of Staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. He is subspecialty trained in hand surgery.

Dr. Christensen is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

James Christensen, MD

Specialties: Hand & Upper Extremity

Fellowship: Hand Surgery—Merritt Hospital & Highland General Hospital

Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Testimonials

Very efficent

Dr. James Christensen is a very talented and knowledgeable doctor. I love going to the office because it is very efficient and you don’t have to waste your time in the waiting room. His assistant Nicole is awesome and cheerful. She returns calls quickly to answer your questions! I would highly recommend this office!!

Very knowledgeable

I was diagnosed with keinbocks disease in my wrist 7 yrs ago by my primary physician. After seeing several different wrist doctors in Reno(maybe all but him) with no answers or action I ended up having surgery at UC Davis. Then a friend recommended Dr. Christensen. The very first appointment I knew he was the one I wanted treating me. Very knowledgeable and great bedside manner. I have had 3 surgeries with him and several injections. His staff is amazing. Not looking forward to his retirement:(

My appointment went flawless

Dr Christensen was very professional & I would highly recommend his knowledge & understanding of the hand. My appointment went flawless & I’m glad I waited to meet w/ him & get his perspective on my problem. Would defiantly return if my problem becomes unmanageable!

Very professional

Dr. Christensen was very professional & I would highly recommend his knowledge & understand of the hand. My appointment went flawless & I’m glad I waited to meet w/ him & get his perspective on my problem. Would defiantly return if my problem becomes unmanageable!

The Center for Hand & Upper Extremity

During your time with us, we trust you will experience the orthopedic difference of excellence in hand & upper extremity care.

The Reno Orthopedic Clinic has been caring for patients and treating injuries for nearly 50 years. Our specialists help facilitate care with any local physician. Every ROC on-call physician participates in continuing education in order to provide our patients with the most accurate and up to date treatment.