Tom Larsen, a primary care physician at The South Bend Clinic’s Portage Campus, completed his residency with Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in South Bend, Indiana. He went to medical school at Aarhus University in Denmark where he grew up. As soon as he graduated, Tom was offered a PhD position in Clinical Research at Aarhus University and Holstebro Hospital in Denmark. He earned his PhD there in 2013.
Tom says it was a medical crisis of his own that led him to consider a career in family medicine. He was playing in a rock band in high school when he developed Tinnitus, a constant ringing sound in the ears. He says he was miserable and thought his life was over when a trip to his family doctor’s office was a game changer. An intern at that office really took the time to discuss his condition with him and even though there is no cure, he gave him back hope. It was then that Larsen decided he wanted “to be that guy who gave patients hope.”
He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Association of Family Physicians.
He and his wife have three boys. He says he enjoys Lake Michigan and all of the parks in this area. He enjoys being outside in nature, running, hiking, and even loves the lake effect snow of Michiana for cross country skiing.
He will be practicing at The South Bend Clinic’s Portage Campus.