Dr. Meyer was born and raised in the Milwaukee area. While a surgery resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin, his interest was piqued with caring for injured burn patients during a two- month rotation in our Regional Burn Center. He then completed a Burn Fellowship at Harborview in Seattle with Drs. Heimbach and Gibran, caring for patients from throughout the northwest and Canada. Moving on to Cincinnati, he joined Drs. Glenn Warden and Richard Kagen at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children and the University of Cincinnati. Of note, all four of these physicians have served as President of the American Burn Association. Subsequently, Dr. Meyer had the opportunity to head the Burn Programs at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Missouri. He has special interests in complex wound problems, toxic epidermal necrolysis, soft tissue infections and general abdominal surgery.
Our Regional Burn Center comes from a rich history. It began with a grant from the Wisconsin Electric Power Company in 1959, and was at the time only the fourth such unit in the country. Its founding was spirited by the Daughters of Charity and Dr. John Klein. Dr. George Collentine served as Medical Director for the next 25 years along with Dr. Burton Waisbren, Sr. Patients are referred to our center from Illinois, Northern Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota.
We would like to recognize Dr. Tom Schneider for his many years of leadership of the Regional Burn Center and his dedicated care for these patients. Dr. Schneider will continue in his practice, performing surgery and caring for burn center and other CSM patients.
Dr. Meyer is already on staff with an office at Prospect Medical Commons. We welcome Nick, his wife and two children back to Milwaukee.