Dr Blee is the creator and co director of LIFEteam: a hospital based intervention program providing hope and healing for those wanting to undergo life transforming change. As a trauma surgeon in the inner city Dr Blee was dismayed with the revolving door of violence and despair. Inspired to make a change he reached out to community leaders and organizations creating a coalition of resources that are brought into the hospital in order to create an environment of hope and healing for patients at a low point in their lives. Since 2014 LIFEteam has been successful in producing profound and lasting change in its participants and their families.
Tom is the author of the book “How to Save a Surgeon: Stories of Impossible Healing.” Through raw and urgent story telling Tom takes us through a small town hospital, an urban trauma center, an inner city murder scene, and the county jail-all as he comes to terms with his own need for healing.
Dr. Tom Blee is the proud father of two sons Nick and Jack. He was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota to the son of a business man and tavern owner. His undergraduate work in Biology and Psychology was completed at St John’s University in Collegeville MN. He completed Medical School at Creighton University in Omaha NE and a general surgery residency at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse WI. For twelve years he practiced general surgery in the small community setting of Red Wing MN. In 2014 he transitioned his practice to inner city trauma in St Paul MN.