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Curriculum Vitae
Thomas R. Scherer, D.O., FACS
Adventists Medical Pavilion
Address: 125 Mall Drive # 213

Hanford, CA 93230

Phone: (559) 537-0290

Experienced General Surgeon
Years in practice: 30+ years
Current practice: Central California

Over 20,000 procedures performed
Board Certified Surgery 1995 to present

Hospital Privileges: Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, and all Adventists hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley, California Sept 2011-present

Residency: Mid-Western University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix General Hospital, Arizona, grad 1992

Internship: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 1983-1984 (Total beds 600)

Flexible Rotating Internship: Surgical ICU at Ohio State University Hospital; General Surgery Doctor’s Hospital

Medical Education: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1979-1983 D.O. Degree

University: Loyola University of Chicago 1975-1979 B.S. Biology, Pre-Med (and Felice Rome Center studying abroad)

Military Experience:
Decorated Peace Time Veteran
Medical Corps (MAJ) 1984-1988
Medical Officer/Flight Surgeon at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona
Served as an emergency physician, as an assistant in the operating room, as a flight surgeon on a temporary basis at U.S. Army Hospital, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
Supervised care of U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team during winter training sessions
Supervised care of many aviators, to include those in Apache helicopter Test Program, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona
Additional experience as an emergency physician for Spectrum Emergency Care, ns. and Yuma Care Center

Hospital Offices
MRG/Director General Surgery Call group Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, Ca 2012 to present
Chief of Surgery, Adventists Medical Center, Hanford 2015 to 2017
Vice Chief Surgery Adventists Medical Center, Hanford, CA 2012-2014
Chief of Staff Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Prineville, Oregon 1998-2000, 2006-2008
Chief of Surgery Mountain View Hospital, Madras, Oregon 2008-2010
Trauma/ER Director Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Prineville, Oregon 1992-2008

California 2011 to present
Oregon, 1992 to present
Illinois, 1989-1995
Arizona, 1984-1992
Ohio, 1983-1986

Professional Memberships
Fellow American College of Surgeons FACS.,Oregon Medical Association 1992 to 2015, AOA, AMA, Central Oregon Medical Society, Society of Laparo-Endoscopic Surgeons, ACOS, California Medical Association, Kings County Medical Society, Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California, International Police Surgeons

Practice Experience 1992 to present
Broad spectrum rural general surgery practice including endoscopy, head and neck, vascular, breast, thoracic, abdominal, gynecologic (including cesarean sections), and trauma. (Including Split Thickness Skin Grafts), Porcine Xenografts, Routine laparoscopic procedures that I perform are: Lap-Cholecystectomy, Lap-Nissen Fundoplasty, Appendectomy, Open and Lap Ventral Herniorrhaphy, Tubal Sterilization, Hysterectomy and Ovarian Procedures, Tubal Gestations, (No longer performing regular Gyne since coming to Hanford with skilled Gynecologists); Laparoscopic Colon Procedures, and ABD wall reconstruction-Component Separations

Clinical Appointments
AT Still University Associate Professor Surgery 2012-2015

Loma Linda University Family Practice residency Hanford, CA 2011-2015

Associate clinical Professor Surgery 2011-2018
OHSU Medical Students Rural rotation 2007-2011 Madras, Oregon

Married for over 30 years, with two children.
Outside Interest: Anything with my family (Especially skiing) and growing roses, fly fishing, snow and water sports, traveling.