Dr. Thomas M. Heiser, M.D. is an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Known as Touchdown Tommy by many of his football fans as a Columbus, NE native, Dr. Tom Heiser attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln having played wing-back for the Husker Football Team. Once obtaining his medical degree at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. T. Heiser conducted his orthopaedic residency and surgical internship at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Advancing his orthopaedic and sports medicine skills further, he moved onto the nationally recognized Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic for orthopaedic fellowship training in sports medicine. While there, Dr. Heiser functioned as Team Physician for Loyola Marymount University, and currently is an Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Dr. T. Heiser continues to champion a career as an orthopaedic physician utilizing his exquisite diagnostic knowledge and experience in managing the care of the orthopaedic and athletic patient.
HOME TOWN: Columbus, Nebraska
EDUCATION: Undergraduate: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE - Bachelor of Science, 1976 - Member: Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team, Wing-Back, 1972-1975 - First-Team Academic All-American, 1975 - National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete, 1975 - NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 1976
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, - Doctor of Medicine, 1979 Surgical Internship - University of Kansas, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, July 1979 - June1980
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Kansas, College of Health Sciences, July 1981 - June 1984 - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
ADVANCE TRAINING & FELLOWSHIPS: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA, July 1984-June 1985 - Sports Medicine Fellowship Training - Directors: Dr. Robert R. Kerlan, MD, Dr. Frank W. Jobe, MD Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1987 Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1989
SPECIALIZED MEDICAL TRAINING: Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder & Elbow
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS: Team Orthopaedic Physician, Nebraska Cornhuskers Chair of Sports Medicine Research, Madonna Institute, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, January 2005 Chairman, Athletic Performance & Medical Advisory Board, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Athletic Medicine, 1994-present Team Physician - Loyola Marymount University, 1984-1985 Team Physician - Banning High School, Carson, CA, 1984-1985 Distinguished Service Award, Nebraska Chapter - Am. Physical Therapy Assoc., 1992 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980 (American Board of Examiners) Board of Medical Quality Assurance, State of California Medical Director, St. Elizabeth Community Health Center, Company Care, 1992-1995 Authored on Complicated Fractures, Management of Hamstring Injuries; Chapter Author: The Team Physician Handbook
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Medical Association Nebraska Orthopaedic Society Lancaster County Medical Society Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
FAMILY: Wife- Nancy Sons - Nicholas & Mark
OTHER: Shrine Bowl Celebrity & Grand Marshall, 2000 Sigma Chi Fraternity Assists as Team Physician to Lincoln Pius X High School athletic programs