Dr. Tohmeh Antoine, M.D.
Chief Surgeon of Northwest Orthopedic Specialists & Founder of Spine Research Institute of Spokane, PLLC
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Dr. Tohmeh is an orthopedic surgeon. He is fellowship-trained in all aspects of spine surgery, including spine trauma, failed back surgery, and adult spinal deformity. He is part of a group of Spine Surgeons that make up The Spine Center at Northwest Orthopedic Specialists while also being one of the top surgeons for AIMIS spine. He is also the founder of the Spine Research Institute of Spokane located in Washington State.
Dr. Tohmeh received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1979 from The American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1983 he obtained his Medical Degree and stayed in Beirut for a year where he started an internship in General Surgery at the American University Hospital. One year later he moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he spent two years working in General Surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital. In 1986, Dr Tohmeh found himself working as a research fellow in surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Two years later he started his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System and in 1991 he became Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the University. Upon graduating the following year he rapidly became a full time orthopedic surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Spokane, Washington. Dr Tohmeh spent two years working in Spokane and in 1997 he returned to the University of Maryland Medical System where he became a Fellow in Spinal Surgery and an Instructor in Orthopedics. The following year, Dr Tohmeh returned to Spokane, Washington where he spent the next ten years working at the Orthopedic Specialty Clinic. In 2009 he was invited to join the Northwest Orthopedic Specialists in Spokane Washington which is where he currently resides and practices medicine.
Dr. Tohmeh has been certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since July 1994. He is a member of many other professional organizations including Washington State Orthopedic Association, Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and North American Spine Surgery (NASS). He is also one of the founding members of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)