Thomas J. Veverka is a board-certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has received Added Certification in Surgical Critical Care. He served as the Associate Director of Trauma at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota before starting in private practice as a general surgeon and surgical intensivist in Saginaw in 1994. While in Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Veverka served in several physician leadership roles, primarily at St. Mary’s of Michigan Hospital as well as on the Steering Committee for the General Surgery Residency, as the MSU surgical coordinator for the medical students, and as the President of the Saginaw County Medical Society.
Dr. Veverka has a special interest in trauma care and trauma systems development and served as the initial medical director of the trauma program at St. Mary’s of Michigan Hospital which eventually was designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He subsequently became the initial Trauma Medical Director for MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan which also successfully underwent verification as a Level II Trauma Center. He serves on the Michigan Committee of Trauma and performs Trauma Center Level III and IV verification visits for MDHHS. He serves on the State Committee of Trauma in Michigan.
Dr. Veverka is very passionate about addressing the opioid crisis through volunteer activities at MidMichigan Medical Center, MiHIA, and through his position on the Board of Directors of the Michigan State Medical Society as the District 8 Director where he also serves on multiple other subcommittees.
Dr. Veverka received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and his MD from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He did his surgical residency training at the Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals Incorporated, and returned to the University of Minnesota for his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship training. He maintains a passion for general surgery, trauma care, and critical care as well as patient safety issues. Dr. Veverka has held a clinical faculty appointment with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Surgery for over 25 years as well as holding a current clinical appointment with Central Michigan University Medical School.
He is married to Cathleen and is the father of five.