Dr. Rex Thornhill
Dr. Thornhill was enrolled in college in 1970 when the U. S. Army decided his presence was more important to them than it was in college. Through a series of fortunate events, he was sent to Ft. Sam Houston for training as a combat medic and then subsequently to surgical training. He was trained as a surgical technician. Upon finishing this training, he was stationed in a MASH unit, fortunately this unit was attached to the Landstuhl Army Medical center, the largest military hospital in all of Europe. He spent the remainder of his three year tour there. This hospital has always been the main military hospital in Europe and he was exposed to all aspects of the medical field. This included assisting in surgical procedures in orthopedics, vascular, thoracic, neuro, plastic, HEENT and even OB-GYN surgery. It was here that he developed his love for medicine, deciding to return to finish his college degree and attend medical school.