The Sports Medicine Fellowship produces primary care physicians who excel in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, along with other medical problems related to athletics and exercise.

Ben Phipps

M.D. University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis
B.S. in biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Residency: Montana Family Medicine Residency, Billings

Board certification: American Board of Family Medicine. Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Sports Medicine

Joined Faculty: 2008

Family: My wife, Kelsey, and I have three young sons, Tiegan, Grayson, and Brekken.

Medical interests: Sports medicine

Outside interests: Fly fishing, archery and all other hunting, outdoor activities, plus the current project of building a log cabin.

The most satisfying part of teaching: Seeing residents and fellows light up as a concept becomes truly understood as they develop from learning professionals into real-world ready physicians.

Luke Sugden

Schooling: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Colorado. Undergraduate: Boise State University.

Joined staff: 2021

Medical interests: Musculoskeletal ultrasound

Outside Interests: Running, biking, hiking, backpacking and skate skiing

Rural Critical Care Fellow

Alyssa Lautenschlager
Rural Critical Care

Hometown: Menominee, MI

Schooling: M.D.,  Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree, University of Rochester

Family Medicine Residency: University of Montana: Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana (in Missoula)

Joined Staff: 2021

Outside Interests: Camping, climbing, hiking

 Medical Interests: Rural medicine

 Life before Medicine: Chemist

 Favorite Music: Anything mellow

 Favorite Movies: The Marvel Series

 Why did you choose MFMR: I chose the rural medicine fellowship to increase my knowledge, procedural ability and to be able to better serve my patients in more remote places.