Dr. Timothy C. Fitzgibbons is a skilled and compassionate doctor who can help you with any foot or ankle medical issue and get you feeling well.

Looking for a highly skilled and approachable physician to solve your foot and ankle issues? Dr. Fitzgibbons has a high level of expertise and skill and can get you back to enjoying your life once again. Schedule an appointment today.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Residency: Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Professional Memberships, Certifications & Recognitions

  • Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, 1983-present (Subspecialty Advisory Committee 2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Honorary Medical Fraternity), Member
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Greater Omaha Orthopaedic Society, Member
    • President/Secretary, 1999-present
  • Irish American Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Mayo Alumni Association, Member
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Mid Central States Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Nebraska Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Omaha/Midwest Clinical Society, Past Member

National & Local Appointments

  • President, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2007-2008
  • First Vice President of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 2005-2006
  • Chairman, Industrial Relations Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 2005-present
  • American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005-present
  • Director, Medical Board – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1989 – Present
  • Chairman for Nebraska – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1989 – present
  • Board of Directors , Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, 1997-1999
  • Program Chairman, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society 1999 Meeting, Bermuda
  • Membership Committee – Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, 2002 – present
  • Education Committee – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 1994 – 1998
  • Membership Chairman – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 1997 – 1999
  • Orthosis & Footwear Committee – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society – 2001 – present.
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting – Planning Committee, 1997
  • Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Nebraska Representative, 1987-1993
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Sub-specialty Certification, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, August 1990, Chicago, Illinois
  • State Orthopaedic Society Committee – Board of Councilors, 1988-present
  • Membership Committee – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, 1987-1990
  • Poster and Exhibits Committee – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, 1990-present
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Primary Care Foot Courses – American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, 1990-1998
  • Subcommittee on Clinical Policy Evaluation – Board of Councilors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1990-1991
  • Executive Committee – Member at Large, Clinical Orthopaedic Society, 1990
  • Ad Hoc Committee – Clinical Orthopaedic Society, regarding conversion to national society, 1990-present
  • Planning and Development Committee – Clinical Orthopaedic Society, 1990-1993, (Chairman 1992-1993)
  • Creighton University School of Medicine – Executive Committee – 1996 – 2000
  • Greater Omaha Orthopaedic Society – President/Secretary 1999 – present

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, through 2000
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Alegent Bergan Mercy Wound Care Center

Faculty Responsibility:

  • Foot & Ankle Section, Combined Creighton University / University of Nebraska Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Junior and Senior Medical Student Clinical Rotation Faculty

Personal Interests:

Dr. Fitzgibbons is an Omaha native and attended Creighton Prep and Creighton University.  He continues to be involved with Creighton University as Team Physician for several Creighton athletic teams.  He and his wife have 3 sons and 1 daughter.  He enjoys golf and is very active in several local and national orthopedic associations.

Publications

JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARDS:

  • Associate Editor – Foot & Ankle International Journal
  • Associate Editor – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Guest Reviewer Foot & Ankle Mayo Clinic Proceedings – 2000
  • Past Orthopaedic Co-Editor – former Nebraska State Medical Journal
  • Past Editor – Nebraska State Orthopaedic Society Newsletter

BOOK CHAPTERS
Fitzgibbons, TC.: Foot Problems in Athletes, in Sports Medicine Secrets 3rd Edition, Ed. Morris B. Mellion, M.D., Christopher Madden, MD, and Margot Putukian, MD, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, (to be published 2003).

Fitzgibbons, TC.: The Diabetic Foot, in Orthopedic Secrets, 3nd edition., ed. David E. Brown, M.D., and Randall D. Neumann, M.D. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (to be published)2002.

McMullen, ST, Fitzgibbons, TC. Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle. Orthopaedics, Sect. 11, Chapter 3, pgs 1638-53 Mosby, St Louis, MO, 2001.

Fitzgibbons, TC, McMullen, ST. Fractures and Dislocations of the Calcaneus. in Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults 5th Edition. ed. James Heckman and Robert Bucholz. Vol.2, Chapter 49, pgs 2133-74, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, NY, 2001.

Fitzgibbons, TC, McMullen, ST. Fractures of the Calcaneus. Operative Orthopaedics, Appleton & Lange. (accepted for publication 1999)

Fitzgibbons, TC.: The Diabetic Foot, in Orthopedic Secrets, 2nd edition. Ed. David E. Brown, M.D., and Randall D. Neumann, M.D. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 1999.

Fitzgibbons, TC.: Foot Problems in Athletes, in Sports Medicine Secrets 2nd Edition, Ed. Morris B. Mellion, M.D., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Fitzgibbons, TC. Arthroscopic Ankle Debridement and Fusion: Indications, Techniques, and Results.Instructional Course Lectures, Vol 48, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.1999

Fitzgibbons, TC.: Foot Problems in Athletes, in Office Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, Ed. Morris B. Mellion, M.D., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1996.

Fitzgibbons, T.: Arthroplasty and Other Reconstructive Procedure of the Lessor Toes, in Reconstructive Surgery of the Joints, 2nd edition, Ed. Bernard F. Morrey, Churchill Livingston, Inc., New York, NY, 1995.

Fitzgibbons, T.: Foot Problems in Athletes, in Sports Medicine Secrets, Ed. Morris B. Mellion, M.D., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1994.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
Hawks, M, Inda, D, McMullen, ST, Fitzgibbons, TC: Bone Grafting of the Foot and Ankle. Submitted for publication Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007.  

Clare, MP, Fitzgibbons, TC, McMullen, ST, et al.: Experience with the Vacuum Assisted Closure Negative Pressure Technique in the Treatment of Non-healing Diabetic and Dysvascular Wounds. Foot & Ankle International, October 2002

Clare, MP, McMullen, ST, Fitzgibbons, TC: The Hindfoot Intramedullary Nail for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis. Foot & Ankle International (submitted August 2001)

Fitzgibbons, TC, Gross, RM: The increasing role of the lay press in patient medical education: help or hindrance? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 4(2), 85-87, May 1998.

Kumagi, SG, Mahoney, CR, Fitzgibbons, TC, McMullen, ST: Treatment of Diabetic (Neuropathic) Foot Ulcers with Two Stage Debridement and Closure. Foot and Ankle, 19(3), 160-165, March 1998.

Miyano, John A., Fitzgibbons, T. C.: Glomangioma of the Ankle Simulating Injury to the Flexor Hallucis Longus. Foot and Ankle Int, 17(2): 768-770, Dec 1996.

Fitzgibbons, T. C.: Valgus Tilting of the Ankle Joint After Subtalar (Hindfoot) Fusion: complication or Natural Progression of Valgus Hindfoot Deformity? Orthopedics. 19(5) 415-423, May 1996.

Kumagai, S, Fitzgibbons, T. C., McMullen, S.T., Heiser, D.: Chopart’s Fracture Dislocation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Nebraska Medical Journal. 81(4): 116-119, April 1996.

Crosby, L.A. and Fitzgibbons, T.C.: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Type II Intra-articular Calcaneus Fractures. Foot and Ankle International. 17(5): 253-258, May 1996.

Mudge, I, Hughes, K, Fitzgibbons, T.C., McMullen, S.T., Stolarsky, A.: Melorheostosis of the Foot: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, The Nebraska Medical Journal, 81(1):1B, January 1996.

Crosby, L.A., Yee, T.C., Formanek, T.S., and Fitzgibbons, T.C.: Complications Following Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Int,. 17(6): 340-342, 1996.

Rodgers, J.A., Fitzgibbons, T.C. and Crosby L.A.: Intra-articular Fracture of the Calcaneus. Nebraska Medical Journal, 80(6): 140-145, June 1995.

Fitzgibbons, T.C. and Sampson, C.: Use of a Nurse in an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Practice. Nebraska Medical Journal, March 1995.

Chavda, D.V. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Talar Neck Fracture. Nebraska Medical Journal, February 1995.

Fitzgibbons, T.C.: Practical Foot & Ankle Care for the Family Physician. American Family Physician, submitted for publication 1995.

Mileski, R.A. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Metatarsophalangeal Joint Subluxation. Nebraska Medical Journal, November 1994.

Crosby, L.A. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Intra-Articular Calcaneus Fractures: Results of Closed Treatment. Clinical Orthopedic and Related Research. 290:47-54, May 1993.

Manoli, A, Harper M, Fitzgibbons, T. and McKernan, D.: Calcaneal Fracture after Cortical Bone Removal. Foot and Ankle, 13(9): 523-525, 1992.

Crosby, L.A. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Computerized Tomography Scanning of Acute Intra-Articular Fracture of the Calcaneus – A New Classification System. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 72-A:852-859, July 1990. Abstracted In: The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Selected Bibliography of the Foot & Ankle 1992, p 267.

Crosby, L.A., Fitzgibbons, T.C., and Formanek, T.S.: Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion Utilizing Demineralized Bone Matrix and Bone Marrow Grafting. Scientific Exhibit No.1106 Publication, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 59th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1992.

Beard, D. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Nebraska Medical Journal, 76(2): 39-41, February, 1991.

Connolly, T. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Peroneal Nerve Injury After Ankle Sprain – A Case Report. Nebraska Medical Journal, 75(1): 6-7, January 1990.

Crosby, L.A. and Fitzgibbons, T.: Unrecognized Laceration of the Tibialis Anterior Tendon: A Case Report. Foot and Ankle, 9(3): 143-145, 1988.

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