About Dr. John "Lucky" Meisenheimer, M.D.
Dr. Meisenheimer completed his undergraduate training at Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Pre-Medical Science in 1979. He then attended the University of Kentucky Medical School (class of 1983). He completed his internship at Tucson Medical Center followed by his dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as chief resident in 1987. At that time, he also became board certified in Dermatology and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He opened his solo practice at Medplex in 1987 where he continues to practice today. He is a two-time past president of the Central Florida Society of Dermatology and he currently serves as the chief of the Dermatology Division at Orlando Regional Health System (ORHS).
He is a current member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of MOHS Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Contact Dermatitis Society, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the Central Florida Society of Dermatology.
Dr. Meisenheimer, his wife and three sons reside in Southwest Orlando. He is involved in the local community where he has been on the Board of Directors at the YMCA Aquatic Center since 1992 and currently serves as chairman of the board. He has also volunteered as coach of the Orange County Special Olympics “Man-O-War Swim Team” since 1993.
Dr. Meisenheimer is also considered the world’s authority on the history and collecting of the yo-yo. He is author of the book, “Lucky’s Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos”, which is preserved in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Collection. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Yo-Yo Collection www.yo-yos.net. He serves as Chairman of both the History and Collecting Committee and World Records Committee for the American Yo-Yo Association. His film company has produced two yo-yo based DVDs "2003 World Yo-Yo Championships" and "Yo-Yo Kings" as well as several other film projects www.LuckyRoseFilms.com .
Dr. Meisenheimer is also the critically acclaimed author of the science fiction thriller “The Immune,” www.theimmune.com which is a finalist in the category of Science Fiction for the “ForeWord Review”’s Book of the Year Award. In 2012, Dr. Meisenheimer will also be coming out with his third book, “The Zombie Cause Dictionary”, which is a prelude to an Internet TV show he is writing, directing, and producing entitled, “The Zombie Cause.” www.thezombiecause.com
Over the years, he has garnered a plethora of unusual accomplishments such as being featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for swimming a half-mile with his foot in his mouth, wrestling Victor the Wrestling Bear, being honored as a muzzle-loading, rifle-shooting champion, breaking world records for ear wiggling, and more. All of his eccentric talents and boundless charisma have landed him guest appearances on national television shows such as The Martha Stewart Show, CBS Evening News, Real People, PM Magazine, Nickelodeon, National Lampoon’s Comedy Night School, Treasures in Your Home, and others.
Finally, Dr. Meisenheimer has been a competitive swimmer for over 40 years. He has continued his swimming winning Masters’ National Titles and setting Masters’ World Records. He has attained a Level 5 Coaching Certification for Masters’ Swimming. Last but certainly not least, he has garnered international fame and a cult-like following by hosting open water swims at his home on Lake Cane since 1988. www.luckyslakeswim.com