Along with responsibilities as chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Dr. Marc Gerdisch helps lead Cardiac Surgery Associates as a senior partner. A member of several professional organizations, Dr. Marc Gerdisch has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sycamore School in Indianapolis.
The Sycamore School serves gifted students in preschool through eighth grade. The school provides an accelerated education that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of children who score within the top 2 percent on intelligence tests. Classes, curriculum, and activities are all designed to meet the unique academic, emotional, and social needs of these high-performing students.
The only school of its kind in Indiana, the Sycamore School aims to help students achieve greater success in an environment where they can be themselves and are not singled out for being different. Teachers approach lessons in a method that is more abstract, complex, and broad than what is found in typical schools. This type of high-level thinking, along with flexible grouping strategies and enriching learning opportunities, allows gifted students to grow and develop in their own unique way.