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Craig Thayer, MD

About Craig

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 breast disease and breast cancer, 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 the hospitals American College of Surgeons verified trauma center's Medical Director and developed the program at Marshall with help from staff. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Thayer is passionate about helping the less fortunate and regularly participates in medical mission trips to locations such as Honduras and Haiti.