Kiowa, MD, has had an exciting, service-filled life as
physician, teacher, researcher, scholar, author of more
than 100 scientific articles and a book, administrator,
advocate for Indian health, creator of several
organizations, civic leader, husband, father of 5
children, grandfather of 10 and much more. He is best
known nationally and internationally as the first
American Indian Director of the Indian Health Service
and Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General.
Lori Arviso Alvord, MD, was the first Navajo woman to become a surgeon. Currently she is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Minority Affairs at Dartmouth College Medical School.
Joseph Bell, Lumbee, MD, is Medical Director and pediatrician at Pembroke Pediatrics. He also serves as a preceptor for medical students from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is a Past President of the Association of American Indian Physicians
Erik Brodt, Chippewa/Anishinaabe, MD, is a resident in the family practice residency program at Seattle Indian Health Board.
Joy Dorscher, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, MD, has a dual appointment at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. She is Director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH) and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Terry Maresca, Mohawk, MD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has a medical practice with the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington where she combines her Western training as a family physician with her knowledge of herbal medicine. Maresca maintains a medicinal garden at the clinic and is a frequent public speaker on the topic of combining Western and Traditional approaches of health care. She was Director of the Native American Center of Excellence
Adrienne Laverdure, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, MD, cares for individuals, families and communities at the Peter Christensen Health Center on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation. She is a family practitioner. Her son is a student at Harvard Medical School.
Raymond Reid, Navajo, MD, MPH, is field clinical director for Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
Patrick Rock, Leech Lake Band of Chippewa, MD, is a family practitioner and Medical Director of the Indian Health Board (IHB) of Minneapolis.
Yvette Roubideaux, is Director of the Indian Health Service. She is the first woman to hold that position.