Randolph Ferlic M.D.
District 8 Regent Randolph Ferlic M.D. Randolph M. Ferlic, M.D.
2254 South 86th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68124-2136
(402) 397-2837
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District 8

Chairman 2003
Vice-Chairman 2002
Re-elected 2006
Elected to the Board of Regents in 2000

Personal and Professional
Born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 17, 1936
Married to Teresa L. Kolars on June 20, 1959
Three daughters and one son, all with postgraduate or professional degrees
Eleven grandchildren, 8 boys and 3 girls
Associate Professor, later Clinical Associate Professor, of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 1970-present
Member of University of Nebraska Graduate Faculty, 1970-present
Founder and Manager, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery P.C., later Surgical Services of the Great Plains, 1974-1994. Trustee and investment manager of the corporation's employee benefit plans, 1974-1991
Hospital Staff Member: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Bishop Clarkson Memorial, Immanuel Medical Center, Childrens' Memorial Hospital, Creighton St. Joseph, Bergan Mercy, Methodist in Omaha, Midlands in Papillion, Mercy and Jennie Edmunson in Council Bluffs
Clinical Investigator, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Intermedics, Pharmacia, Lederle Labs, at various times from 1963-1994
Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital, Member of Executive Committee, 1980-1990; Chairman, Department of Surgery, 1982 and 1983; Vice President, 1984 and 1985; President, 1986 and 1987; Board of Directors, 1988 and 1989
Founder and Director, Great Plains Care, Inc. and Unimed Corporation. Organized to integrate physician, hospital, and insurance company network, 1984-1990
Director, Apache Corporation (NYSE APA), a major independent oil and gas company, 1986-present; Audit Committee, 1987-present; Chairman, 2000-present; Executive Committee, 1991-present; Nominating Committee, 1983-present
Director, Key Petroleum Production Company (NYSE KP) and audit committee, 1988-1992
Director, Diagnostic Information, Inc., a developer of x-ray equipment, 1976-1984
General and Managing Partner, Townsquare Associates, real estate development and management, 1974-1985
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, active duty at Naval Hospitals in New York and Boston and on the USS FORRESTAL, 1968-1970; selected for promotion to Commander, October 1969
Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, March, 1968-1970
Certified by: The National Board of Medical Examiners, 1962; The American Board of Surgery, 1969; The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1972

Community Activities
Commissioner, Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 1991-2001; Commission chair, 1994-1996; served on Peer Review, Program, Budget, and Construction, and Executive Committees at various times
Commissioner, Midwestern Higher Education Commission, a 10-state commission, 1991-present; treasurer, 1997-present
Founding Director and Treasurer, Distributed Learning Workshop, 1999-present. This is a non-profit corporation supported in large part by members of the Midwestern Higher Education Commission, for the purpose of developing web-based interactive computer mediated courseware.
Director, Happy Hollow Country Club; treasurer, 1992; Vice President, 1993; President, 1994
Member and officer of many other social organizations

Finalist, Young Investigator's Award, American College of Cardiology, 1966 Honorable Member, Red Ripper, VF11, USN, 1969
Award for individual investigation exhibit on The Treatment of End-State Renal Disease, Omaha, Midwest Clinical Society, 1970
Premier Award for Individual Investigation exhibit on Surgical Approach to Coronary Artery Disease, Omaha, Midwest Clinical Society, 1971
Merit Award for research scientific exhibit on Results of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Omaha Midwest Clinical Society, 1977
Personal honors by Rotary Club of Kenya for open heart surgery and pacemakers performed at Kenyatta University, 1979
AORN Omaha Chapter Physician of the Year Award, 1980
Omaha Bar Association Award for Contributions to Medical Science, 1986
1986 Annual Lecturer, Phi Rho Sigma, University of Nebraska, on "Cardiac Transplantation" and "John Hunter, Life & Times"
Personal Honors bestowed by the Rotary Club of Belize for services provided to children of Belize, 1986
Honorary Member, Rotary Club of Omaha, with Merit Award, 1986
Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Foundation in Belize, Central America
Notre Dame Club of Omaha, Man of the Year, 1988
First Court of Honor for the Professions, Ak-Sar-Ben, 1989
Alpha Omega Alpha, honor medical society, Creighton Chapter

Instructor and Resident Surgeon, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, November 1967-March 1968
Internship, Fellow and Resident in both general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1961-1967
Graduate work in Physiology with M.B. Visscher, University of Minnesota, 1965-1966
In charge of the Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory, under C. W. Lillehei at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1964-1965
M.D., Creighton University, 1961
B.S., Creighton University, 1958
Graduate of Carroll Public High School, Carroll, Iowa, 1954

Publications, Lectures, and Patents
More than 50 peer reviewed publications in national medical journals relating primarily to cardiology, cardiac surgery, and research
More than 100 special lectures delivered at various medical meetings and community affairs
Three patents granted with brother Dan related to Radiographic Grids

Professional Memberships and Service
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
Member Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Member Academic Surgeons
Member American Medical Association
Member American Bronch-Esophagological Association
Member Nebraska Medical Association
Member Omaha Douglas County Medical Society
Member Midwest Clinical Society
Member Lillehei Surgical Society
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