Dr. Thrasher grew up in Sistersville, West Virginia, and went on to graduate from Marietta College in 1962 with a B.S. in Biology. Pursuing his studies in medicine, he graduated from West Virginia University’s Medical School in 1966 and completed his internship at Ben Taub Hospital at the Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas. Following military service as a Flight Surgeon attached to the Manned Orbiting Lab Program, Dr. Thrasher went on to a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the WVU Medical Center and a Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and earned Board Certification and membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1975.
Beginning in 1974 and continuing until his retirement in 2006, Dr. Thrasher held concurrent appointments as a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and Orthopaedic Surgeon in the M.I.T. Medical Department as well. On an intermittent basis, he was also an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon on the staff at Mass General. A dedicated educator, Dr. Thrasher served as a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School while also balancing commitments to his profession and community on the boards of Mt. Auburn Hospital and the Belmont Day School. Married with two grown children, he and his wife, Antra, share time with their family between their homes in Lexington and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.