Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Tomes specializes in surgery of the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves at The Nebraska Neurosurgery Group, LLC
Dr. Tomes was raised on a farm in Utica, Nebraska, and graduated from Centennial Public School in 1989. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE, in 1993.
Dr Tomes received his Doctorate of Medicine, with Distinction, in 1997 at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed a general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident of Neurosurgery at UNMC from 2002-03.
Dr Tomes has been in practice in Lincoln, NE, since 2004, and is on staff at the various Lincoln hospitals. He also provides neurosurgical consultation in office as well as at multiple outreach clinics across Southeast and Central Nebraska. His operative interests include brain and spinal tumor resection, management of traumatic and athletic injuries of the brain and spine, minimally invasive spinal discectomy and fusion, stereotactic radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel release surgery.
Dr Tomes has been involved in medical research for several decades. He has had research articles published in state, national, and international medical journals including Oncology, Journal of Neurosurgery, and The North American Skull Base Society. During his medical school years, he was able to earn the designation of MD Thesis for his research in cancer biologics. In 2001, Dr Tomes received the award for Outstanding Research Paper from the North American Spine Society per his research on spinal cord injury treatment.
Dr Tomes has been involved with many initiatives promoting healthcare and well being. He is Medical Director for the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, a project to help educate and properly treat student athletes suffering the effects of concussion. He is on the Board of Directors for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, serving on the executive committee. Dr Tomes is also Board President of Southwest Lincoln Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center where he performs minimally invasive spine surgery as a means to improve spine/extremity pain and quickly return individuals to their activities of daily life. Dr Tomes has been listed by Becker’s Spine Review as one of the top 40 “spine surgeons to know” in America.