Physician Profile: Dr. Thomas Fritz

Premier Pulse     March 2021

1053384057Thomas Fritz, MD, anesthesiologist

What is your clinical specialty?


Where did you go to school?

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

What brought you to Premier Health?

I was recruited to Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton by a former University of Cincinnati anesthesia resident, and after 23 years and the closing of that facility, was asked to join (again, by former UC residents) the group at Atrium Medical Center. This move has allowed me to continue my career within the Premier Health system.

Why did you choose medicine as a career?

I underwent back surgery as a teenager and experienced first-hand the caring side of medicine.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you?

My former pediatrician, Dr. Thomas Egan and Wayne Kiser, CRNA

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I’ve started practicing yoga and meditation this year (seemed like a good time to try it).

Where is your hometown?

Grew up in Ft. Mitchell, Ky, but have lived in West Chester, Ohio for the past 25 years

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

University of Kentucky basketball

What is the last book you read?

“Think Like a Monk” by Jay Shetty

What is your favorite song in your playlist?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It’s a Wonderful World by IZ - reminds me of the first time I heard it during a helicopter ride over the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii

What is your favorite food?

Any “bar food” that goes with a cold beer (loaded nachos, mozzarella sticks, etc.) - definitely not “healthy.”

What is your favorite hobby?


What is your favorite animal, and why?

Dogs - unconditional love and affection

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

Hilton Head - nice weather, food, and outdoor activities

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

My wife, Molly, who has been with me through thick and thin for more than 37 years.

Pick a side

iPhone or Android


Early bird or night owl

Night owl

Beach bum or mountain hiker?

Mountain hiker

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Tennis shoes

Paperback or e-reader?


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?


Sweet or salty?


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