To celebrate 60 years of service to our medical community, each week we will spotlight one of our member physicians over the coming year.
If you have somebody you think deserves a little light shining on them, please let us know
Dr. Joseph Callanan is one of our community's medical treasures. After finishing his medical degree in 1965 at the University of New York Buffalo, he was sent to the frontlines of the Vietnam War to serve as a battalion surgeon, receiving a Bronze Star and Combat Medic Badge.
Dr. Callanan has been involved in multiple roles of leadership to the medical community. He was honored as the John A. Edwards MD Memorial Award "Doctor of the Year" by ACMS in 1992 for his outstanding contributions and years of support for our Winter Clinics. He was the Ada County Medical Society's president from 1980-1981, the Idaho Medical Association president from 1994-1995 and was an active mentor in the lives of younger physicians.
He returned to finish his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University and an Allergy & Immunology fellowship at the University of Michigan finishing in 1971. He started his independent allergy and internal medicine practice in 1971, naming it The Boise Valley Allergy and Asthma Clinic in 1990 and later formed The Allergy Group.
He was also active in high school physicals and the volunteer physician’s specialty network over the years. In his retirement, you can still often find him at Grand Rounds and on the golf course. Dr. Callanan has four children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Callanan was awarded the ACMS Physician of the Year Award in 2016.
Dr. Williams is a board-certified urologist and founding member of the Idaho Urologic Institute and the Medical Director of the Surgery Center of Idaho. A native Idahoan, he graduated from the University of Arkansas and completed his internship in surgery and his urology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He also served in the military for 10 years and is a decorated Naval veteran in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
During his tenure as ACMS president in 2015, he refocused the organization on prioritizing early career physicians and addressing physician burnout, resulting in our Physician Vitality Initiatives and counseling program. He remains instrumental in pushing forward various initiatives around physician well-being and is a strong advocate for policies that treat doctors and medical staff with professional courtesy.
His medical community leadership roles are numerous and include:
Capital Coalition for Physician Well-Being
Dr. Williams was selected as the 2017 ACMS Physician of the Year.
Dr. Kyle Palmer has been a huge asset in our local medical community, he served on the ACMS board of directors from 2009 to 2015, serving as its president in 2014. During his tenure, Dr. Palmer helped establish and promote a local medical society focused on family-friendly events, fundraising socials, and collegial relationships. He was also involved in the High School Physicals annual screening program over the course of his career. He provided critical service to the board of directors of the Idaho Medical Association as its treasurer from 2012 to 2018.
His professional medical career has been one of selfless service to his community and colleagues. He served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1988 to 1998, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. He has held many positions in local school athletics and club soccer establishments as a sports medicine specialist. He was a member of the board of directors of the Meridian Education Foundation and its president from 2005 to 2007.
For many years, he owned and operated his own orthopedic practice providing excellent care to patients before moving into semi-retirement in 2018.
Kyle and his wife Jill can often be found playing a huge role in hospitality and friendliness in whatever venue you find them in.
Dr. Palmer was award the 2018 ACMS Physician of the Year Award.
After serving in a fourth-year Chief Resident role at the University of Washington, Dr. Kimberly Stutzman spent her next twelve years practicing medicine in White Salmon, Washington, a Columbia River Gorge town of just 2200 people.
Dr. Stutzman moved to Boise in 2007 to pursue teaching at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and since then has demonstrated her passionate devotion to helping raise up the next generation of rural family medicine doctors. She played an instrumental and visionary role in developing and opening the FMRI – Nampa program, welcoming its first class of six new medical residents this summer.
In the past, Dr. Stutzman has been honored with the University of Michigan’s Terence C. Davies Award in Family Medicine (1991); the Society of Teachers in Spokane Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award (1994); and the Rookie Faculty of the Year Award from FMRI (2008).
Dr. Stutzman also frequently serves at the Marie Blanchard Friendship Clinic, a Boise medical clinic providing no-cost care for uninsured patients utilizing volunteer healthcare professionals. She often precepts WWAMI medical students at the clinic which allows them to have direct patient contact with underserved populations.
She and Frank will celebrate their 25th anniversary this winter, an adventure that started in courtship on a 200+ mile, 3-week backpack trip on the Pacific Crest Trail. They are in the process of launching their two children, Jake and Cate, into their college years and continue to fit backpacking, hiking, and tandem bicycling trips in whenever they can.
Dr. Stutzman was selected as our 2019 ACMS Physician of the Year.
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