Dr. Thedinger is a native of Kansas City. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at Harvard University-The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Thedinger completed a fellowship in Otology/Neurotology from The Otology Group/The Ear Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Thedinger has additional extensive specialty training and academic medical experience, with a continuing commitment to education and otologic research. He has authored numerous scientific articles and co-wrote a textbook on dizziness. He was the first physician in Nebraska to surgically insert a cochlear implant in a child.
Dr. Thedinger is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a current member and past president of both the Metro Omaha Medical Society (2003) and the Nebraska Medical Association (2017). He is also a member of the American Neurotologic Society, the Otosclerosis Study Group, the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Thedinger and his wife, Kelly, have three children and three adorable grandchildren. He currently serves on the boards of the College of St. Mary, CUES – Christian Service Education Service, the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety and the Picotte Center on the Omaha reservation. He is currently leading the physician campaign to raise funds to restore the hospital built by Susan LaFlesche Picotte, M.D. in 1913 in Walthill, Nebraska. Dr. Picotte was our country’s first native American Physician in 1889 – and a woman! Dr. Thedinger encourages you to visit – drsusancenter.org and nebmed.org/drsusan.