Melissa “Moe” Hagman, MD, FACP, is a legendary educator and physician in Boise.
Having grown up in the area, she started her undergraduate studies at the College of Idaho. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1999. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the UW Seattle/Boise Combined Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2002 and then served as inpatient Chief Resident at the UW Medical Center until 2003.
Moe was told that she could not continue to be a Chief Resident for the rest of her career. Instead she felt lucky to become faculty and an Associate Program Director for the Seattle-based UW Internal Medicine Residency. Eventually, at her wife Mindy’s suggestion, she moved back to Boise in 2011 to be near family and assumed the role of Associate Program Director at the newly formed UW Boise Internal Medicine Residency.
In 2017, Moe shifted into the Program Director role, which she says is “sort of like being a chief resident.” She is very grateful to be part of education in Idaho and loves the 30+ residents and students she has the pleasure to work and learn with each year. She also admits to being just a big kid. The joys of her life are her wife, her family, and being in the Idaho outdoors. She serves as a hospitalist and palliative care physician at the Boise VA Medical Center.
She has received numerous medical education awards including the 2020 Idaho WWAMI Alumni Award and the Richard M. Tucker WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2015 she was inducted into the Arnold P Gold Humanism Honor Society for her role in education. She currently serves on the WWAMI Advisory Board, is the ACP Idaho Chapter governor, Co-Chair of the Idaho Medical Association Committee on Medical Education Affairs, and active in the IMA House of Delegates each year.