Thomas R. Vidic, MD, FAAN, has dedicated his professional life to patient care, advocacy, teaching, and clinical research. He is a practicing general neurologist at the Elkhart Clinic in Indiana, the director of the regional MDA clinic, and co-director of the rehabilitation unit at Elkhart General Hospital. Vidic established Indiana Medical Research and is its medical director. He is past chair of the Elkhart Clinic, past chief of staff of Elkhart General Hospital, and chair of the bylaws committee.

Advocacy has been a passion for Vidic. He is a member of the Indiana Neurological Society and has served many roles, including president. He has worked with the Indiana State Medical Association on legislative advocacy and has served as speaker, president, and current chair of the PAC. He currently represents Indiana as an alternate delegate to the AMA.

Vidic is a clinical associate professor at the Indiana School of Medicine/South Bend and co-teaches the third-year clerkship in neurology. He is on the Medical Foundation Board, which has helped develop and finance the transition of a regional campus to a four-year program.

Vidic was introduced to AAN leadership through the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum and has been active in both advocacy and member issues. He has been a member of AAN committees such as State Affairs, Legislative Affairs, BrainPAC, and as an alternate delegate to the AMA. He has chaired the Membership Committee and currently chairs the Member Research Subcommittee. He was co-author of “Supply and Demand Analysis of the Current and Future US Neurology Work Force” and is a co-author of the Neurology® article on neurologist burnout. Vidic believes in the importance of neurologists in the medical community and the need to support neurologists through the AAN. He has developed an interdisciplinary skillset to analyze medical/political issues and the interpersonal skills to implement effective strategies. He is excited about continuing to serve the AAN on its board.