Craig Thayer, MD is an experienced general surgeon, having provided routine
and life-saving surgical procedures for the community for over 20 years.
Dr. Thayer provides a wide range of surgical care for both planned and
emergent surgery needs, including traumatic injury, surgical treatment
of malignancies, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. He is the only
surgeon in the group performing vascular and thoracic surgery. He has
been closely affiliated with Marshall Medical Center since 1992. In 2012,
Dr. Thayer joined with Marshall and two other experienced surgeons to
form Marshall General Surgery.
Dr. Thayer earned his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis and
went on to obtain his medical degree from the same school. He then completed
specialized training and residency as a surgeon. He was the Chief Resident
at UC Davis Medical Center prior to establishing his practice in Placerville
in 1992. He has served in many key roles at Marshall, and has been its
Trauma Director since 2000. He is Board Certified by the American Board
Dr. Thayer is passionate about helping the less fortunate and regularly
participates in medical mission trips to locations such as Honduras and Haiti.