On September 16, Travis Teetor, M.D., Anesthesiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital, was named the 2016 Nebraska Medical Association's (NMA) Young Physician of the Year. Dr. Teetor was nominated and awarded for his medical contributions to the practice of medicine in Nebraska communities.
Nominated by the Metro Omaha Medical Society, Dr. Teetor's active presence started during his early training years and he continues to be an advocating force by sharing his knowledge of medicine and public health with patients, peers and community health organizations.
Dr. Teetor regularly meets with senators and state legislative members to review regulatory and legislative health care issues and has worked on the implementation of dental anesthesia training protocols. These training protocols are instrumental in setting examples on how to work as a team in an interdisciplinary fashion with other health care providers. He attends medical events in the community, recently attending the Metro Omaha Medical Society Early Career Physicians group. He has authored an article about advocating and advancing the medical profession in Physician's Bulletin, a publication for all Omaha-area physicians.
In the past, he has served as the president of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) House Officer Association. Currently, Dr. Teetor serves on the Nebraska State Board of Health. He also serves on the NMA Legislative Committee, the NMA Specialty and Subspecialty Societies Committee, is on the board of directors of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, is president-elect for the Nebraska Society of Anesthesiologists and serves as a volunteer mentor for the Metro Omaha Medical Society student mentoring event.
Dr. Teetor obtained his Bachelor of Science in Education with degrees in both Exercise Science and Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated medical school and completed his residency training at UNMC and is board certified in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology.
Boys Town National Research Hospital congratulates Dr. Teetor on his deserving recognition as Young Physician of the Year.