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.