Thomas M. Heiser, M.D.


Sports Medicine

Non-operative treatment

General Fracture Care

Dr. Heiser has been with Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine since it’s origin in April 1987.   Known as “Touchdown Tommy” by many, Dr. Heiser received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska where he was a wingback for the Husker football team and a first team Academic All-American.  After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he went on to do his residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He advanced his orthopaedic and sports medicine skills further at the nationally recognized Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, California for Orthopaedic Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine.

Due to an accident in the summer of 1990, Dr. Heiser no longer works as an operating physician but continues to champion a career as an orthopaedic physician, utilizing his exquisite diagnostic knowledge and experience in managing the care of his patients.  He also continues as one of the team physicians for the University of Nebraska, and assists with the athletic needs of many Lincoln high school athletic programs.

Dr. Heiser is married and has two sons.


B.S. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976

M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1979


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987


Internship in General Surgery: University of Kansas Medical Center, 1979-1980

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, 1981-1984

Sports Medicine Fellowship Training: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA, 1984-1985


Advanced Practice Provider:
Anna Tallman, PA-C

Primary Clinical Assistant:
Jessy P., RN

Our Physicians

Aaron Bott, M.D.
David Clare, M.D.
Daniel Cullan II, M.D.
Robert Dugas, M.D
James Gallentine, M.D.
Justin Harris, M.D.
Thomas Heiser, M.D.
Sukchan Lee, M.D.
Joseph Mulka, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Ripa, M.D.
Scott Swanson, M.D.
Dane Todd, M.D.
Steven Volin, M.D.
Donald Walla, M.D.