Founded in 1995, the Montana Family Medicine Residency has established a solid track record for training physicians to meet the challenges of practicing in rural and underserved areas.  Nearly 60 percent of our graduates now practice in Montana. While some residents grew up in the state, most are transplants who chose to make Montana their home.

MFMR Practicing Graduates in Montana from 1998 – Present

Class Of 2018

Lisa Antonio

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

College: University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque

Currently Practicing: Outpatient rural Family Medicine with OB providing care to the Alaskan Native/American Indian population as part of the Southeast Alaskan Regional Health Consortium, Sitka Alaska

Joan Ashcraft

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
College: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Currently Practicing: Rural Emergency Medicine fellowship, Monroe, Wisconsin

Medina Culver

Hometown: Billings, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman

Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, Nev.

Currently Practicing: Wikler Family Practice Associates, Las Vegas

Kelsey Hoffman

Hometown:  Warsaw, Ind.

College:  Loyola University Chicago, Ill.

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine- Midwestern University, Ill.

Currently Practicing: Sports Medicine Fellowship at MFMR, Billings Montana

Erik Nevatt

Hometown: Sonora, CA

College: Pacific Union College, Angwin, Calif.

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Calif.

Currently Practicing: Thompson Falls outpatient clinic of the Clarks Fork Valley Hospital network based out of Plains, MT.

Alexander Nutt

Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.

College: University of Vermont, Burlington

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies

Currently Practicing: Rural Emergency Medicine fellowship, Monroe, Wisconsin

Andy Owenreay

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

College: Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, Calif.

Currently Practicing: Urgent care, Corvallis, Oregon

Richard Payden

Hometown: Moline, Illinois

College: Western Illinois University, Moline

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten

Currently Practicing: Healing Arts Family Medicine Clinic, Loveland Colorado

Class Of 2017

Dawn Corso

Dawn Corso, M.D.

Hometown: Massapequa Park, New York


College: State University of New York at Binghamton


Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten


Currently Practicing: Billings Clinic Lamplighter Square, Billings, Mont.

Eric Farmer

Eric Farmer, M.D.

Hometown: Mountain View, California

College: Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu

Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Currently Practicing: Locums in New Zealand

Katrina Maher

Katrina Maher, M.D.

Hometown: Helena, Mont.

College: Willamette University, Salem, Ore.

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.

Currently Practicing: Locums in New Zealand.

Tiffany Mitchell

Tiffany Mitchell, M.D.


Hometown: Overland Park, KS


College: Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.


Medical School: Saint Louis University, Mo.


Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare Hospitalist, Billings.

Dorothy Sizemore

Dorothy Sizemore, D.O.

Hometown: Whitehall, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colo.

Currently Practicing: Bozeman Health Medical Group, Bozeman, Mont.

Brendon Smith

Brendon Smith, D.O.

Hometown:  Choteau, Mont.

College:  Montana State University, Bozeman; Carroll College, Helena, Mont.

Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Mo.

Currently Practicing: Big Sky Family Medicine, Kalispell, Mont.

Chardonnay Vance

Chardonnay Vance, M.D.

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Currently Practicing: NorthShore Medical, White Salmon, Wash.


Joy Welty

Joy Welty, M.D.

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

College: Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Currently Practicing: Squalicum Family Medicine, Bellingham, Wash.


Class Of 2016

Adam Larkins

Hometown: Inman, S.C.

College: Undergraduate degree, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Currently Practicing:  Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Bethel, AK

Erin Burke

Hometown: Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

College: University of South Florida, Tampa

Medical School: St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Currently Practicing:  ER fellowship with UTHSC/Methodist Emergency Medicine (University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center), Memphis, TN

Michelle Daya

Hometown: Miami, FL

College: Brandeis University, Boston, Mass.

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Currently Practicing: ER fellowship with Valley Emergency Physicians Healthcare, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA


Emily Hedum

Hometown: Marshalltown, IA

College: Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), Kansas City, Mo.

Currently Practicing: St. Peter’s Medical Group, Helena


E. Colin Riley

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

College: Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno

Currently Practicing: Jordan Valley Medical Center, St Marks, and Lone Peak Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT



Robert Smith

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

College: Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth

Currently Practicing:  St. Peter’s, Helena


Laura Stump

Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.

College: Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Currently Practicing:  Family Medicine of Albemarle and Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Donald Trainer
M.D., M.S.P.H.

Hometown: Oskaloosa, Kan.

College: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine- San Antonio

Currently Practicing: US Navy