As a Neurosurgeon at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Thomas Ostergard specializes in surgical intervention for skull base tumors. He has many special interests within neurosurgery, including minimally invasive spinal fusion and spine surgery. Something that people may not know is that prior to becoming a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ostergard worked on Wall Street. He left the business world to pursue a career in medicine because he wanted to provide life changing care to patients.
Dr. Ostergard is married and has a young daughter who he enjoys spending time with. When it comes to sports, Dr. Ostergard is a proud Texas Longhorn fan.
Dr. Ostergard enjoys a challenge in and outside of work. He grew up racing cars and that love has continued. Every August, you can find him competing in a race that is known as the Haute Route in the French Alps– claimed to be “The world’s most difficult amateur bike race.”
It is 7 stages over 7 days covering 500 miles and 70,000 feet of climbing through the French Alps. The longest single day is usually 120 miles with 15,000 feet of climbing with a time cutoff of 12 hours. If you are a patient of his, feel free to ask him what time he finished under in last year’s race!
Fellowships: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Skull Base & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Residency & Internship: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine—Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Master of Science: Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, SC
Our Greensboro office recently welcomed the addition of neurosurgeon Thomas Ostergard, MD. Just a week prior to joining the practice, Dr. Ostergard was completing what many call the most difficult amateur cycling race in the world.