Thomas Chisholm, M.D.
Dr. Chisholm is a semi-retired surgeon who served as colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1948-1993. Thom is a lifelong progressive activist who is a member of many peace organizations including Veterans for Peace. Dr. Chisholm received his medical training at Marquette University Medical School (now the Medical College of Wisconsin) from 1951-59. He received training at Georgetown University in cardiac surgery, at St. Joseph’s and Affiliated Hospitals in Flint, Michigan in medicine, OB/GYM, and orthopedics, and at the Army Burn Center, Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, Texas in surgery, trauma and burn care. He served at a variety of Army and Navy Hospitals in the U.S. and Europe and with an Air Force Surgical Team in Canto, Vietnam caring for Vietnamese civilians. He was assigned to Landstuhl Army Medical Center in West Germany in the 1980s. Dr. Chisholm opposed the Vietnam way early on, joined the Vets for Peace when he retired from the Army in 1993, and protested against the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He currently lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin where he was born and where he and his wife, Nancy, hold a weekly Saturday peace vigil since 2007. He is a founder of the Open Door Clinic, (http://chippewaopendoor.org/history.html) a free health clinic in Chippewa Falls.