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Board Officers

Zachry Waterson DO
Thomas Kintanar MD
William Young MD
Immediate Past President

Sharon Singleton MD
Past President
W David Pepple MD
Donald Giant MD
Fen-Lei Chang MD
Chairman of the Board
John Csicsko MD
President of FWMS Foundation
Fen-Lei Chang MD
Secretary of FWMS Foundation
Win F Rood
Executive Vice-President
Alice DiNovo
Executive Director

Board Members

James Buchanan MD
Abhijit Shukla MD
Ryan Singerman DO
Patricia Bader MD
Geoffrey Cly MD

Craig McBride MD
Rhonda Sharp MD – 12th District
Lisa Hatcher MD – 12th District
Maria Krach – President – Alliance
Tom Dixon – ISMA Field Representative
Win Rood – FWMS


Patricia Bader MD
James Buchanan MD
Kathryn Carboneau MD
Don Giant MD
Tom Gutwein MD
Barbara Schroeder MD
Sharon Singleton MD
Alan Stephens MD
Zachry Waterson DO
William Young MD

Alternate Delegates

Mary Ann Meo DO
Steven Schwieterman MD

In Memory Of

baltesDR. WILLIAM EDWARD BALTES, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he was a son of Dr. Joseph H. and Margaret Baltes. He graduated from St. John the Baptist grade school, Bishop Luers High School, attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Ed completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He and his family moved back to Fort Wayne in 1980 where he practiced cardiology for 30 years. Ed was passionate about medicine and loved his work. He never turned anyone away because they couldn’t pay, believing that God’s plan for him was to use his talent and education to care for all people who came to him for medical care. Ed was a tireless advocate for his patients. Ed was Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital and worked for the good of the hospital, taught for the IU School of Medicine, and mentored many medical students and PA students. He loved to share his knowledge with anyone who was interested in learning. He was a true gentleman of integrity, compassion, generosity, and kindness known for his exceedingly quick wit and sense of humor. Ed loved learning, and studied many non-medical subjects that he felt would complement his practice of medicine. Ed was devoted to his family. He loved cooking big meals, sharing stories, and spending time with them. The dinner table often included a guest who he always made feel like a part of the family. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; sons, Jonathan (Lisa) Baltes, Christopher (Adrienne Romary) Baltes; daughters, Emily Baltes, and Elizabeth (Steven) Kady; and grandchildren, Will and Greta Baltes; as well as thousands of patients he cared for and looked after like family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret; brothers, Joseph and Richard; and sister, Nancy Jones. Memorial Mass is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4525 Arlington Ave., with calling one hour prior. A celebration of Ed’s life will follow Mass from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Cure PSP. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a LifeStory Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, Ind. To sign the online guest register or to send the family a condolence visit


Click on this link to make your donation to the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation in Memory of Dr. John F. Csicsko JOHN FRANCIS CSICSKO, 73, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. He was born in Gary, Ind. on Jan. 18, 1943. After graduating from Bishop Noll High School John obtained a Bachelor’s in the Science of Pharmacy from Purdue University. John graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1971 with a MD and MS in Pharmacology. He completed his Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency in 1977. Over the past four decades he had been a passionate and tireless advocate for patient care. John lived to work, loved to learn, and enjoyed bringing a smile to all with his quick wit. In addition to his medical practice, he held various teaching and administrative roles throughout his career including Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital and President of the Fort Wayne Medical Society. He served as the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation President since 2005. John was a true friend to his family, friends, colleagues, and patients and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Csicsko; sons, Christopher (Lauren Caggiano) and Nicholas (Emi Ferguson); mother, Zorka Csicsko; and sisters, Janet Mahoney and Carole Kibler. He is also remembered by his honorary Macedonian sons, Filip Lazovski, Goce Mihajlovski and Ivanco Talevski. Memorial Mass is 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Visitation and a celebration of John’s life will follow Mass from 2:30 to 8p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation.


Mission Statement

The Fort Wayne Medical Society is committed to the goals of the American Medical Association, the purpose of which is the preservation of the art and science of medicine, the personal development of member physicians and the protection and betterment of the public health.

The Fort Wayne Medical Society is committed to the principles of physician autonomy and self-determination in the practice of medicine.

The Fort Wayne Medical Society is committed to fulfilling the role of an active cohesive leader of the health care resources of our community by maintaining and assuring the quality, availability and the responsible economic utilization of our health care resources.

The Fort Wayne Medical Society is committed to active involvement in the decision-making process regarding medical, social, political and economic issues affecting patients and physicians within hospital and all various inpatient and outpatient settings.