Terry Trammel 67

Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Terry Trammell, Class of 1967 

While in high school, Terry Trammell participated in student government, music, and theatre.  He worked for Rodefeld’s Electrical Supply while in high school as an electrical contractor.  Trammell attended  Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying biomedical engineering.  He then pursued a premed  course of study and attended Indiana University  Medical School.  He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 1979 and went to Canada, studying to become a spinal surgeon.

Trammel began working in the trauma center at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1980. He was the on-call surgeon for the Indianapolis 500 Speedway and treated injured drivers, becoming world-renowned for his surgical expertise, saving the feet of race driver Rick Mears.

He is the founding member of the FIA Institute for Motor Sports Safety, in Paris, France.  He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Rhonda, a retired racecar driver, and has four children.

Dr. Trammell was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1990.
















































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