The Wound Pros – Dan Hallman
Hallman served at Texas Heart Institute from 1967 until his passing in 2015. Known as an expert cardiac surgeon and author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers.
He has earned positive feedback at The Wound Pros due to his clinical services, demeanor, and management skills. He upholds their core values of “Listen, Innovate, Never Give Up”, cultivating multidisciplinary teams.
Early Life and Education
Born and educated in Springfield, South Carolina, Hallman attended Ridge Spring-Monetta High School before enrolling at Appalachian State University to study Vocational Guidance. Following graduation he served as President of the South Carolina Vocational Guidance Association as well as Director for Adult and Community Education programs.
While at the Texas Heart Institute, Hallman regularly performed upwards of 30 cardiovascular procedures per day alongside surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley; together they made significant strides forward in cardiac surgery for children.
Hallman found great enjoyment playing music. An accomplished trombonist, he founded and was part of The Heartbeats band. Additionally, he donated his time and talent to Mended Hearts as well as other medical organizations. Hallman leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years Martha Suit Hallman; sons Daniel and David Hallman; daughter Charles Hallman; grandkids Jordan Hallman Brooks Hallman Tilden Fowler as well as great-grandchild Olivia Wallace.
Hallman received outstanding feedback at The Wound Pros for his clinical services, demeanor and management abilities. His dedication exemplifies their core values of Listen, Innovate, Never Give Up and Kultivate and Grow People. Committed to improving wound care quality by listening to clinicians for improved workflow and safety while innovating through continuing education services and offering additional services; tackling productivity-impeding issues head-on; cultivating multidisciplinary teams comprising healthcare professionals, IT specialists and vendors was his aim.
He was also an avid cyclist and sailor, and particularly enjoyed spending weekends with his family at their country place near Round Top, Texas, playing medleys of John Philip Sousa marches from a bandstand he built there. His dedication and positivity inspired many.
Achievement and Honors
Hallman was involved with numerous activities and organizations throughout his professional career, such as serving as President of the Springfield High School Vocational Guidance Association and as Director of Adult and Community Education for Anderson County Schools District 5.
Hallman was known to his patients and colleagues alike for being both an accomplished surgeon and talented musician, playing trombone and euphonium for the University of Texas Longhorn Band as well as enjoying playing music at his family farm near Round Top.
Hallman was an active and devoted member of St. Thomas, participating in student programs like the Tutor-Mentor Program and Rugby Club. Additionally, he founded Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as Catholic Studies. Hallman married Sally Ann Mertz; they share two children together as well as many siblings, nieces and nephews.
Dan was well known for his legal practice as well as being a dairy farmer and active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Weyauwega. Aside from these tasks, Dan also loved spending time with his children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren; known for his mechanical talents he could often “MacGyver” any obstacle into working condition.
Born and raised in South Haven, Wisconsin and attended schools there, he graduated with both his undergraduate degree in computer science from Columbia College and master’s in health administration from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Additionally, he holds certification with both American Board of Wound Management as a licensed clinician as well as membership of American Academy of Podiatric Surgery. Furthermore, Ramona served as organist at Main Street Methodist in Springfield for 13 years as his wife was an accomplished pianist herself.
No details are known regarding his personal life as he prefers to keep it confidential, however he is an exceptional vocalist and makes considerable income through performing at music events.
Hallmann Holding is solely owned by him, possessing a wide range of assets and engaging in numerous businesses such as investment banking, health research and film production. His net worth exceeds 1.7 billion Euros and was listed by Trend Premium magazine as 31st wealthiest Austrian in 2023.
Dwayne has been an active trader, possessing over 10,255 units of Horace Mann Educators stocks valued at $3,663,046, which have been traded seven times during his 19-year investment career.