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RESIDENTS

 

Kasia Bartczak, MD

Kasia Bartczak created her own global health undergraduate major, incorporating a year in Tanzania, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota. After working on hospital outcome measures, she moved to Poland to reconnect with her heritage while studying medicine at Jagiellonian University Medical College. Kasia loves learning new languages and spending time outdoors, running, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing and playing soccer. She hopes to practice full-spectrum family medicine, focusing on obstetric and pediatric care in underserved communities.

 

Travis Clyde, MD

Travis Clyde is from Utah. He studied at Ross University School of medicine and received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He loves spending time with his family, participating in all types of sports, being outdoors and staying physically active. He enjoys the wide variety of patient population and opportunities family medicine offers. He values the deep relationships with patients, and is interested in sports medicine. 

 
 

Richard Curtis, MD

Richard Curtis is a native of a rural farming community of SouthEastern Arizona. Prior to medical school, he was a business owner, providing structural pest services in the Phoenix Metro Area. Desiring to further his education and provide critical family based health services he attended Arizona State University with a focus in Biology prior to attending medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Facultad of Medicina in Guadalajara Mexico. He plans on practicing full spectrum Family Medicine in a rural community. His passions include spending time with his wife, five children, family and friends. 

 
 

Brian Gould, DO

Brian Gould received a degree in Kinesiology and minor in business administration from Colorado Mesa University and attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school he completed a Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Brian plans to practice full spectrum Family Medicine with an emphasis on sports and musculoskeletal medicine. When not immersed in medicine, Brian loves spending time with his beautiful wife and children as well as golf, basketball, mountain biking, hiking and snow sports. He also has special interests in photography and wine making and tasting.

 
 

Justin Jones, MD

Justin Jones studied at Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center of Medicine. He was born and raised an Idahoan. He loves spending time with his wife and 4 boys doing all that the Idaho outdoors have to offer: camping, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, and more. He loves serving in the community and has enjoyed volunteering to mentor youth and teens and in coaching multiple youth sports. He is interested in providing full spectrum family medicine care including pediatric and obstetric care. 

 
 

Aaron Packham, DO

Aaron Packham is a proud native of Idaho; he was born in Twin Falls, grew up in Fairfield and graduated high school in Kimberly, Idaho. He obtained a bachelor’s degree at Boise State University, and is a huge fan of BSU football. He attended medical school at A.T. Still Universtiy of Health Sciences, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is thrilled to be back in his home state, where he hopes to practice once residency is complete. He decided to pursue family medicine because he loved treating patients of all ages across all spectrums of disease. He enjoys nearly all sports and spending time outdoors fishing, golfing, and hunting; however, most of all he loves to spend time with his wife and children. 

 

Skyler Shippen, MD

Skyler Shippen studied at Ross University, School of Medicine. He is a native of Eastern Idaho, being raised on a cattle ranch and farm in Menan. He has a special interest in International Medicine, having lived abroad for many years including in Madagascar and Dominica. He has been an active participant in the community as a Special Olympics coach, Journey’s disability volunteer, and BSA leader. He enjoys dirt biking, wakeboarding, fishing, college football, playing guitar, and spending time with his beautiful wife and four children. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the mountain west region after residency. 

 

 

Pharmacotherapy Residents

 

Kailee Morton, PharmD

Kailee comes to the Idaho State University Pharmacotherapy Residency from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.  She has an interest in hospital medicine and reasearch. 

Alex Schreiber, PharmD

Alex comes to the Idaho State University Pharmacotherapy Residency from Wilkes University College of Pharmacy. He has an interest in hospital medicine and reasearch. 

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Marc Allan, DO

Dr. Allan graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and went to Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree. He met his wife there, and together they moved to Iowa so that he could attend medical school. He is excited to return home to the great Gem State to finish his medical education. He enjoys cooking, baking, hunting, fishing, camping and generally being outdoors. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family. He plans to practice medicine close to home after completing residency. 

 

Austin Bills, DO

Austin Bills graduated from Touro University of Nevada Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained a BS in Biology/Exercise Science at Southern Utah University. He grew up in South Jordan, Utah. He is interested in rural, sports, and emergency medicine. His wife is from St. George, Utah. They are currently raising one golden retriever puppy named Tag, who doesn't yet know he is adopted. Dr. Bills and his wife enjoy adrenaline, spending as much time possible in the mountains snowmobiling, snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting, and playing sports together.

 

Zack Buck, DO

 Dr. Buck graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in eastern Idaho. He studied wildlife biology at BYU-Idaho where he met his wife. Afterward he worked as a wildlife technician and high school football coach prior to starting medical school. He and his family moved to Southern California to attend Medical School in Pomona, California. Dr. Buck returned to Idaho for residency with dreams of working and playing in rural Idaho where full spectrum family medicine can provide better healthcare access to people in his community. He and his family enjoy hiking, camping, and playing sports together. Dr. Buck also enjoys woodworking, hunting, and backpacking.

 

Brian Hansen, DO

Dr. Hansen graduated from Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in Valencia, California and grew up loving the beach, the mountains, and sports.  He received his bachelor degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University. He is married and has three children. He enjoys taking trips with his family, mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, organized sports, and playing the guitar. He is excited to be in Southeast Idaho where he and his family can enjoy the outdoors. 

 

Tanya Lawrence, DO

Dr. Lawrence graduated from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  Her passion for travel brought her to the University of New England for her undergraduate education and from there she traveled to Dublin, Ireland to complete a Masters in Public Health. She found her passion in medicine while working at Double H Ranch in upstate New York, a summer camp for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses.  Prior to the start of residency, she traveled to a rural village in Brazil for a medical mission trip and hopes to continue foreign medical work in the future.  When not traveling, she enjoys visiting family, working on needle point projects, reading, and camping and hiking with her boyfriend and animals.  She has a strong interest in broad spectrum and rural family medicine.

 

Andrew Lewis, DO

Dr. Lewis graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from UVU in Emergency Services Administration and worked as a Paramedic/Firefighter. He has a wife, two kids, and a big boy boxer that he enjoys spending time with. Dr. Lewis speaks Russian and as hobbies he enjoys cooking, nutrition, soccer, running, free-diving, hiking, camping, sustainable agriculture and riding motorcycles. He plans on practicing rural medicine with an emphasis in emergency medicine in the Northwest and traveling the world through medical mission opportunities.   

 

Amber Nielsen, MD

Amber Nielsen graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health. Dr. Nielsen grew up on a farm and ranch near a tiny town in southwest North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota for undergraduate school and majored in the Honors Program. While there, she was involved in neuroscience research, the student ambassador program, was an anatomy teaching assistant and much more. In medical school Dr. Nielsen participated in a 6-month rural medicine rotation during 3rd year there. She is getting used to the mountains and enjoying the many activities they have to offer. She also enjoys dancing, baking, reading, running, woodworking, and arts and crafts.

 

Pharmacotherapy Resident

 

Alex Lystrup, PharmD

Alex Lystrup is a graduate of Idaho State University. He has returned to the pharmacotherapy residency to pursue his field of hosital medicine and research. 

 

Scott Bontrager, MD

Scott Bontrager grew up in a small farm town in north Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Florida State University, Dr. Bontrager taught science at the high school in his hometown until he ventured west to complete his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University. After working several years in Family Medicine, a desire to better serve his patients drove him to return east and enroll in medical school at East Tennessee State University. Now, Dr. Bontrager has returned to Big Sky Country and is excited to say he is here to stay. When he isn’t working, Dr. Bontrager loves to spend time hunting grouse and pheasant with his puddle pointer, Penny.  Fishing, kayaking, and camping with his wife, kids and granddaughter also fill his free time. Dr. Bontrager plans to establish a practice in one of Southeast Idaho’s rural communities upon completion of residency.  

 

Chance Christensen, MD

Chance Christensen was born and raised in Idaho Falls, received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University, and attended University of Utah School of Medicine.  He and his family are thrilled to be back in southeast Idaho for residency. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in the Idaho Falls area after he graduates. He and his wife love cooking, playing card games, and spending time with their four kids. He's a self-identified tech geek and enjoys the beauty of the Idaho outdoors.

 
 

Cameron MacInnis, MD

Cameron MacInnis was born and raised in Northern California, went south to attend the University of New Mexico for undergraduate, then north to attend the University of North Dakota for medical school. He is excited to move West again for residency at ISU, where he can once again enjoy the mountains. He enjoys hiking, biking, reading, amongst a variety of other interests. His love of Family Medicine was confirmed with an extended rotation in rural North Dakota, and he looks forward to practicing full-scope family medicine in a small community.

 
 

Scott Nagao, DO

Scott Nagao graduated from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in North Ogden, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at Weber State University and moved to Glendale, Arizona with wife and two children for medical school. He came to Idaho to learn broad-spectrum Family Medicine with interests in hypertension and diabetes. He is planning to practice in southern Idaho or Northern Utah. Dr. Nagao speaks Portuguese, and when not with family, likes spending time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and competitive shooting.

 
 

Daniel Sterner, DO

As a native of Pocatello, Daniel Sterner is very excited to return to ISU where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Medical Spanish. He is returning from Las Vegas where he received a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. Before receiving his education he served a full-time mission in Paraguay where he developed a deep love for Latin American culture. He actively looks for opportunities to serve and work with the local Hispanic populations, especially in Aberdeen and American Falls. He is a former member of the Idaho State Civic Symphony and enjoys hiking, swimming, spending time with his family, and eating.

 
 

TJ Tolman, DO

TJ Tolman was born and raised in Idaho.  Prior to medical school, he ran track at Boise State University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.  He worked in financial planning, medical sales, and in the health and fitness industry as a general manager and personal trainer. He attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is excited to be back in his home state. Dr. Tolman is passionate about preventive medicine and values building relationships with patients. He plans to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine in Idaho. TJ enjoys golfing, running, biking, skiing, camping, movies, reading and most of all spending time with his wife and two daughters.

 

Steven Webster, DO

Steven Webster graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised on a small farm in Kaysville, Utah. Upon meeting his wife, he moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University where he obtained a degree in Finance. After medical school in Virginia, he came back to complete his residency here in Pocatello with dreams of practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine in a rural setting. Dr. Webster is an avid fly fisherman but also enjoys camping, hunting, woodworking, and gardening. He mainly loves spending time with his wife and kids.

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