Joseph F. Allegretto, MD

Dr. Allegretto is an orthopaedic surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry summa cum laude from The Ohio State University of Akron, Ohio (June 1981 – August 1983). He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree (August 1983 – May 1987) from prestigious university NEOUCOM (Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine), Rootstown, OH.

Dr. Allegretto completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Graduate of Medical School ranked among the top 20 in 1987. He was named Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1991 – 92. He was chosen for Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2001 – 03. He is listed in Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans in 1991. He is also a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003).

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The Dean’s List recognized the outstanding performance of Dr. Allegretto in 1981 – 83. He was honored as Valedictorian of Akron University in BS/MD Program. In addition, he was awarded with Phi Eta Sigma, Honor Fraternity (1982, 1983). Apart from studies, he actively participated in sports. He was honored with All-American, Second Team in National Intermural Flag Football Tournament in 1984.

Apart from this he also has training and experience from the Military. He completed his Officer Basic Training Course and C4 i.e. Combat casualty Care Course. He qualified Marksman, Beretta 9 mm pistol shoot and was certified in ATLS. He was promoted to Major, USAR-MC, in May 1997 and was honorably discharged in Sep 1998. He rejected the ATLS Instructor Position at Ft. Sam Houston. He was also selected as a Commissioned Captain by the US Army Reserve Medical Corps.
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Experience And Education

National Board of Medicine Examination (part 3): 1988
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (part 1): 1992
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (part 2): 1995

West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh (1987 – 88)
Veteran’s Hospital, Pittsburgh (1987 – 92)
St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh (1988 – 92)
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh (1988 – 92)
Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh (1987 – 92)
Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (1987 – 92)
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh (1988 – 92)
Presbyterian – University Hospital, Pittsburgh (1987 – 92)
Lincoln County Memorial Hospital, Ruidoso, NM (1992 – 93)
Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillette, WY (1993 – 2000)
Medical Director, PT Services and Spine Rehab. (1993 – 98)
Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, WY (1993 – 2001)
Thunder Basin Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (2004 – Present)
Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Douglas, WY (2004-Present)

Board member, Campbell County Junior Football League 2002 – 2009
Assistant coach, Little League Baseball 2002 – 2006
Assistant coach, Junior Football League 2002 -2007
Attends Family Life Church

University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

  • Bachelor of Science: Biology and Chemistry Summa Cum Laude June 1981 – August 1983

NEOUCOM (Northeastern Ohio Universities’ College of Medicine), Rootstown, OH

  • Doctor of Medicine August 1983 – May 1987

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA

  • General Surgery Internship June 1987 – June 1988

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency July 1988 – June 1992

Dean’s List (1981 – 1983)
Valedictorian of Akron University’s BS/MD Program, Class of 1983
Phi Eta Sigma, Honor Fraternity (1982, 1983)
All American, Second team, National Flag Football Tournament (1984)

Top Twenty Graduate of Medical School, Class of 1987
Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans (1991)
Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery Service (1991 – 1992)
Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America (2001 – 2003)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Candidate Member (2003)

Commissioned, Captain, US Army Reserves – Medical Corps (04 Jan. 90)
Completed Officer Basic Training course (12 Sep. 94)
Qualified Marksman, 9mm Beretta (1994)
Completed C4: Combat Casualty Care Course (29 Sep. 95)
Certified In ATLS (16 Sep. 95)
Offered ATLS Instructor Position at Ft. Sam Houston (declined)
Promoted to Major, USAR-MC (06 May 97)
Honorably Discharged (01 Sep. 98)

COVID-19 Announcement

To our valued TBO patients:

At Thunder Basin, patient safety has always been our top priority and as the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread throughout the world as well as the country, we have all had to change how we do things. In order to best protect the health of you, our patients, our staff/providers and their families we are instituting several changes (hopefully temporary) in how we will manage clinic visits. 

First, please assess your own current physical condition and risk of having been possibly exposed to Coronavirus by answering the following 3 questions which will be asked prior to being seen in clinic:

1. Do you or any member of your household have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath? 
2. Have you or anyone in your household traveled outside the united states in the last 14 days? 
3. Has anyone in your household been in contact with anyone that has or is suspected of having COVID-19?

If you are sick, have recently been sick, have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please do not come to clinic. Instead, please CALL your primary care provider or CALL the ER. 

Second, as recommended by the CDC and in accordance with social distancing guidelines, please come to your appointment alone if you are able or with a single family member/caregiver to minimize unnecessary contact with multiple people.

Thirdly, in order to minimize unnecessary contact with other patients when you arrive at the clinic we ask that you would please call the clinic at 307-682-6222 (for all clinic locations) and you will be given further instructions which may include waiting in your vehicle until we have an available room. We will do our best to immediately room patients to avoid multiple people in common or waiting areas.

With patient safety at the forefront and given the somewhat precarious current situation with the rapid, not completely understood transmission of the novel coronavirus we are doing our best to minimize risk to our patients. If you would feel more comfortable, we would gladly reschedule your appointment for a later date when conditions are less concerning. If you are a routine postop patient with no specific concerns, we would be happy to schedule a time for a phone consultation. If your musculoskeletal problem is not urgent or severe in nature we would be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date when current health concerns have lessened.

THANK YOU for continuing to trust Thunder Basin with your care. Our goal and purpose is to help you optimize your health and function. We ask for your patience as we continue to determine the best course of action for all of our patients and staff. There may be more changes as we continue to assess the current situation daily and incorporate new information and knowledge as it becomes available. We will continue to strive to provide the best orthopaedic care in our communities while doing so in a safe environment. Please call our office with questions and we will do our very best to get you an answer as soon as possible.