Thomas McGovern, MD

Dr. Thomas McGovern, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in Exeter, NH, has been involved in joint preservation and replacement for over 20 years. Dr. McGovern specializes in using modern techniques for joint replacement such as computer assisted navigation, custom fit knee replacement and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery. His joint replacement experience includes engineer designing, researching implants and performing hip and knee replacement surgery at Exeter Hospital.  Dr. McGovern has published a number of articles, scientific papers and book chapters related to hip and knee replacement.

Dr. McGovern has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery by NH Magazine 2013, 2017, 2018 & 2019, 2020, 2021.

  • Undergraduate: BS, State University of New York at Albany
  • Undergraduate: MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • Graduate: MD, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC
University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Adult Joint Reconstruction, Anderson Orthopaedic Institute,
Alexandria, VA
Board Certified
Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
187 Ratings


Core Physicians
7 Alumni Drive
The Center for Orthopedics & Movement
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: (603) 778-7975
Fax: 603-777-1001
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7am to 7pm, Fridays 7am to 5pm, Saturdays 8am to 12pm

Verified Patient Reviews & Comments

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The care that Dr. McGovern and his team give is nothing less than exceptional. I would recommend him highly to anybody that needs any orthopedic surgery.


Knowledgeable Personable Open to questions




The thoroughness and professionalism is unmatched


Dr. McGovern is a wonderful doctor takes time to talk to you and listens to you. I'd tell anyone to go and see him. Okay?


Great person just ask more question then what I did


Dr. McGovern was excellent he will be highly recommended.


yes, and already have several times over the years


Dr McGovern has much experience with the knee replacement process. He actively listened to me and responded directly with answers to my concerns. He was unselfish with his time.


That he is a good doctor and spends time to explain treatment plan well.

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