Alumni

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 70 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

Anaconda, MT=1 Clancy, MT=1 Great Falls, MT =2 Lincoln, MT=1 Ronan, MT=1
Billings, MT =25 Columbia Falls, MT =2 Hardin, MT =2 Livingston, MT =2 Stevensville, MT =1
Bozeman, MT =3 Cut Bank, MT =1 Helena, MT =6 Miles City, MT =2 White Sulphur Springs, MT=1
Browning, MT =1 Dillon, MT =2 Kalispell, MT =2 Missoula, MT =7 Total  =70/113
Butte, MT =1 Glasgow, MT =1 Lewistown, MT =3 Red Lodge, MT =2 62% Retention Rate

Class Of 2016

Adam Larkins
M.D.

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
M.D.

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
D.O.

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
M.D.

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
D.O.

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
M.D.

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

 

Class Of 2015

Kira Bersanti
M.D.

Hometown: Butte, Mont.
College: Montana State University, Bozeman
Medical School: University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Currently Practicing: Community Hospital of Anaconda, Anaconda, MT

Mae Bixby
M.D.

Hometown: Grantsburg, Wis.
College: University Of New Hampshire
Medical School: University Of Minnesota

Currently Practicing: Western Montana Clinic, Missoula, MT

Garth Brand
M.D.

Hometown: Monument, Colo.
College: Whitman College
Medical School: Ross University

Currently Practicing: Montana Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Chelsey Field
D.O.

Hometown: Three Forks, Mont.
College: Boise State University/Montana State University
Medical School: Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center

Currently Practicing: St. Peter’s Hospital, Helena, MT

Kaycee Gardner
M.D.

Hometown: Hammond, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman
Medical School: University of Washington

Currently Practicing: Rural Surgical Obstetrics Fellowship, Tacoma, Wash., then Holy Rosary Healthcare, Miles City, MT

Mario Giovanini
M.D.

Hometown: Bozeman, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT

Adam Stenseth
M.D.

Hometown: Missoula, Mont.
College: Gonzaga University
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Currently Practicing: Mountainview Medical Center, White Sulphur Springs, MT

Stephanie Thomas
M.D.

Hometown: Hysham, Mont.

College: Montana State University, Bozeman
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare Heights Family Practice, Billings, MT

Class Of 2014

Chris Baumert
M.D.

Hometown: Allentown, Pa.
College: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Currently Practicing: Montana Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Leonard Blinder
M.D.

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
College: Northwestern University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, now Rosalind Franklin School Of Medicine

Currently Practicing: Parker Medical Clinic, Lincoln, MT.

Ryan Farris
M.D.

Hometown: London, Ky.
College: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Currently Practicing: Mountain View Family Practice, London, Ky.

Kate Krebsbach
D.O.

Hometown: Bozeman, Mont.
College: Carroll College
Medical School: Des Moines University

Currently Practicing: Partnership Community Health Center, Missoula, MT

Kevin Livingston
D.O.

Hometown: Durango, Colo.

College: Fort Lewis College
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (Azcom), Midwestern University

Currently Practicing: Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Colo.

Chris Miller
M.D.

Hometown: Edgewood, Wash.
College: Washington State University
Medical School: Penn State University

Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT

Burgess Norrgard
M.D.

Hometown: Cloquet, Minn.

College: College of St. Scholastica
Medical School: University of Minnesota, Duluth, & Rural Physician Associate Program, Ely, Minn.

Currently Practicing: Locums Hospitalist, Boise, Idaho

Aaron Tenharmsel
M.D.

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

College: Calvin College
Medical School: Rush Medical College

Currently Practicing: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT