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Fischer Bio

Thomas J. Fischer (Tom)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Maribeth Zay Fischer '74
  • Children: Andrew, Katherine, Sarah and James


  • B.A., Zoology/Chemistry, Butler University, 1975
  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University, 1979
  • Internship, University of Washington, 1979-1980
  • Resident of Orthopedics, University of Washington, 1980-1984

Current Profession

  • Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center
  • Chairman, Hand Surgery Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Honors and Awards

  • Most outstanding male student award, Butler University, 1975
  • Chief Resident at University of Washington Hospital, 1983
  • Upjohn Clinical Practice & Humanitarian Award, Harborview Medical Center, 1984
  • Resident Selection Committee, University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics
  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Indiana University Department of Orthopaedics, 2004

Current Civic Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Butler University
  • Team Physician, Butler University

Past Civic Activities

  • Design committee, St. Monica's Church
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Sycamore School
  • Hoosier Environmental Council
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources Water & Resource Regulation
    • Board Member, December, 2000-2005
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Board of Visitors, Butler University

Professional Organization Memberships (selected)

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society, Active member, 7/91
  • St. Vincent's Hand Society
  • Hoosier Safety Council
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Active member, 1993
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Active member, 9/27/93
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Active Member, June 2002
  • American Orthopaedic North America/American Orthopaedic International Hand Expert Group, 2005


  • Bicycling, canoe racing, camping, hiking, fishing and cross country skiing


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