Our Team

The Evansville Surgery Center’s highly skilled and experienced professionals are experts in caring for you and your family.
Our team includes Registered Nurses with Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS), Certified Surgical Technologists, and Board Certified physicians who specialize in outpatient anesthesia. ESC is proud to introduce our Anesthesia Team!

Our friendly and attentive staff will treat you as a guest from the moment you enter our facility until you return to your own home.

The atmosphere makes everyone, especially children, feel more comfortable than in a large, more impersonal hospital.

Our team has a solid commitment to working together to provide exceptional care to all patients and families. By genuinely partnering with our patients and families, and by drawing on the expertise of our many specialists, we can better meet the unique needs of every patient.

Anesthesia Team

Steve T. Arthur, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1982

Internship: Indiana University

Residency: Indiana University Hospitals/Anesthesia, 1985; University Hospitals/Neurological Surgery

Gail Heppner, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 1993

Internship: Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine / Internal Medicine, 1994

Residency: University Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine / Anesthesia, 1997

Phillip B. Leeds, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: Creighton University, 1991

Residency: Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System / General Surgery; Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Anesthesia; Mayo Clinic / Anesthesia

Susan S. Nesbitt, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1987

Internship: Mercy Hospital / Internal Medicine

Residency: University of Maryland Medical Systems / Anesthesia, 1991

M. Holly Vickers, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: University of Kentucky School of Medicine, 1986

Internship: University of Kentucky

Residency: University of Kentucky, 1990

W. Mark Vickers, MD

Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology; Family Practice

Medical Education: University of Kentucky School of Medicine, 1986

Internship: Duke University Hospital / Family Practice

Residency: University of Kentucky / Family Practice, 1989; Vanderbilt University Hospital / Anesthesia, 1994.

Dimple A. Royalty, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical Education: University of Miami School of Medicine, 2006

Internship: Baystate Medical Center/Internal Medicine

Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/Anesthesia 2010