Dr. Thorp earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He attended medical school at George Washington University where he graduated “with distinction” and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
He attended medical school on a Navy scholarship and completed his training in orthopedic surgery at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He served a total of nine years in the Navy in San Diego and Philadelphia, but also aboard ship and in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.