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SUMMARY
  Johns Hopkins fellowship trained hand and micro vascular surgeon with more than 28 years of experience. Past President of American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.

Specializes in IMEs, Second Opinions, Disability Evaluations, Expert Witnessing and non- operative treatment of the hand, fingers, wrist, forearm and elbow.
 
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CERTIFICATIONS
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (current)
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand (current)
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating (CEDIR) (current)
 
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EXPERIENCE
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hand Surgery
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Loyola University Medical School
Chicago, IL
May 2011 – Present

Clinical Private Practice
Jan C. Bax, M.D., S.C.
Providing non-surgical treatment for hand disorders
Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Wausau and Eau Claire, WI.
February 2009 to present

Private Medical-Legal Consulting Practice
Providing IME, Second Opinion and Expert Witness Services
P.O. Box 7726
Appleton, WI 54912
February 2009 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Hand Surgery in the Department of Family Practice
Resdency, Teaching Program
Appleton, Wisconsin, Division of University of Wisconsin
July 1991 - June 2010

Clinical Private Practice
Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Northeast Wisconsin, Ltd.
2323 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54912-7079
August 1987 – February 2009

Clinical Assistant Professor of Hand Surgery
Department of Orthopedics
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
January 1986 - August 1987

Clinical Private Practice
Hand Surgery Associates
5300 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45429
January 1986 - August 1987

Military
Volunteer Hand Surgeon, Operation Desert Storm, 1991, through ASSH
Volunteer Hand Surgeon, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003,through ASSH
Volunteer Hand Surgeon, Haiti earthquake, 2010, through AAOS

 
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EDUCATION

Fellowships

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
January – June 1985
Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation Unit
Tucson, Arizona
Director: John W. Madden, M.D.
Hand Surgery Fellow

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
July – September 1985
The Union Memorial Hospital
The National Hand Surgery Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Director: E. F. Shaw Wilgis, M.D.
Hand Surgery Fellow

St. Vincent's Hospital
October - December 1985
Microvascular Research Center
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Director: Bernard McC.O'Brien, M.D.
Hand Surgery Fellow

Residency Miami Valley Hospital
July 1981 – December 1984
Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, Ohio
Director: Hobart Klarren, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Internship Miami Valley Hospital
June 1980 – June 1981
Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, Ohio
Director: Hobart Klarren, M.D.
Rotating Internship

Medical School Indiana University School of Medicine
August 1976 – February 1980
Indianapolis, Indiana
Doctor of Medicine
Graduated with honors, Top 5%

Undergraduate Purdue University
August 1972 – June 1976
West Lafayette, Indiana
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
Graduated with Honors, Top 5%
Phi Beta Kappa

Other 1991-1995
Ph.D., Doctor of Scouting
University of Scouting,
Bay Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America
Held at University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

 
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LICENSURES
 
  • Indiana State Medical License, 1980, No. 29802 – Reissued 2010, No.01068574A
  • Wisconsin State Medical License, 1987, No. 28824
  • Illinois State Medical License, 2012 036.129429
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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
  American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1989- present
American Association for Hand Surgery, 1995-present
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 1986-2009
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, 2012-present
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1985-present
American Medical Association, 1976-present
American Society for Peripheral Nerve, 1994-present
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 1991-present
American-Australian Orthopedic Association, 1986-1996, 2012 -
Association of Hand Care Professionals, 1993-2000
Mid-West Orthopedic Association, 1987-1994
Outagamie County Medical Society, 1987-present
Wisconsin Medical Society, 1987-present
Valley Independent Physicians, 1997-present
 
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AWARDS
  National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, 2000.
Eagle Scout with Three Palms, Boy Scouts of America, 1969
Youth Religious Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1965
Adult Religious Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1974
Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1995
District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America, 1993
National Scoutmaster Award of Merit, 1997
Den Leader Award for Cub Scouts. Boy Scouts of America, 1996
Webelos Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1964
Cubmaster Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1990
Den Leader Coach Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1991
Tiger Cub Coach Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1992
Cub Scouter Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1989
Boy Scout Training Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1990
Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America, 1969
Senior of the Year. Cary Quadrangle Dormitory. Purdue University, 1976
 
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PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

1999 Physician Citizen of the Year Award, Wisconsin State Medical Society
Top 10 Physicians in Northeast Wisconsin, Fox Cities Magazine biennial award, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
Area Director, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 1993-1996
Regional Director, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 1996-1999
National Campaign Director, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 1999-2001
Secretary, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 2002
Vice President, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 2003
President, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 2004-2005
Board of Directors, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 1998-2009
Secretary, Outagamie County Medical Society, 1989-1990
Vice President, Outagamie County Medical Society, 1990-1991
President, Outagamie County Medical Society, 1991-1992
National Businessman of the Year award, State of Wisconsin Medical Society, 1999
Government Affairs Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1991 – present
Chairman, Government Affairs Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2001-2004
Public Awareness Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2003 – present
Industrial Injuries Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1995-1996
Joint Finance Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2004-Present
President, Valley Independent Physicians, 1998-Present
 
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