Alexis Anderson, MD

Boise Program

University of Washington School of Medicine

Alexis is from Wild-Windy-Wyoming.

She grew up playing outside; hiking, skiing, backpacking, etc. She completed undergrad schooling at the University of Wyoming where she studied physiology and particularly enjoyed researching the intersection between Allopathic and Traditional Medicines. While transitioning to medical school, she worked for a primary care clinic and a free clinic in Jackson, Wyoming where she discovered the importance of public health, continuity, and inclusivity in medicine.  

A selfie photograph with snowy mountains in the background on a sunny day pictured left is Alexis Anderson and pictured right is her partner Evan

Through medical school at the University of Washington, Alexis completed the Global Health Pathway which allowed her to study STI stigma abroad and reinforced her interest in rural/underserved medicine. Outside of public health, her clinical interests include women’s health, maternal/child health, sports medicine, and rural/underserved populations.  Outside of clinic, she enjoys rock-climbing trips with her partner Evan, downhill/cross country skiing, and exploring trails around Boise (especially ones with wildflowers). 

Dylan Brownell, MD

Boise Program

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

A selfie photograph with hot air balloons in the background pictured left is Katie Myers and Dylan Brownell on the right

Dylan grew up in Southern California but spent two years in Costa Rica from ages 8 – 10 and learned how to speak Spanish. He went to college at the University of New Mexico where he majored in Biology and minored in Spanish. Dylan also spent a semester studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro and exploring the stunning Brazilian scenery. He met his wife in college and were married in December 2017. After graduating from college, Dylan worked as a legal assistant for a couple years until going to medical school at the University of New Mexico. 

Dylan loves listening to music and playing any instrument he can get his hands on. Currently, he’s mostly playing guitar, piano, and producing music on the computer. Dylan also enjoys camping, hiking, and climbing with his wife and their two dogs, Jazmine and Duke. He’s been an avid video game fan since he was young and he still dabbles when he has extra time. 

Dylan looks forward to spending the next three years in Boise training to be a full-scope family medicine physician. 

Maria Carbonell, MD

Boise Program

National University of Cordoba (Argentina)

Maria was born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina. There, she began her love of mate, alfajores, and authentic Italian pasta her mom taught her to cook; which she is eager to share with those interested in trying.  Maria loves to swim, ride her bike, go snowshoeing, cook, and spend time with her family. Growing up in a doctor’s home, she fell in love with knowledge and science which provided her inspiration to serve people with it. 

A photograph of Maria Carbonell and her family standing in front of a snowy mountain on a sunny day

Maria studied at the University of Cordoba, the 2nd oldest university in South America. Throughout her studies, she took special interest in the underserved areas of Argentina. She traveled with a team providing medical care and community education to some of the poorest regions of Argentina. All of these efforts happened while she worked in public hospitals where she had the opportunity to practice a wide range of medical care. She also specialized in a subspecialty of surgery called phlebology, worked in emergency medicine, and within primary care as well. 

Maria moved to Boise in 2018 with her husband and two daughters and started preparing to get licensed in the United States; a process which formed the bond in matching at the FMRI-Boise program.  She is excited about training in the Boise program, it seems to be a great community to grow and learn.

Brayden Chamberlain, MD

Boise Program

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Brayden was born and raised in Southern Utah. As the oldest of 6 children, he had to learn early how to be responsible for the care of others. He first became interested in medicine because of the example of his father, who is also a family physician. His dad would care for the “cuts and bruises” he and his siblings experienced growing up. As a result, Brayden decided he wanted to be able to do that too.

That interest grew after he served a mission in Mexico for his church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This experience led him towards his passion in caring for people most in need. Therefore, becoming a physician was the perfect answer. After learning Spanish and returning from Mexico, he began a path that would ultimately lead him here, to beautiful Boise, Idaho.

He studied biology in undergrad at Dixie State University. After spending a year doing research at Baylor College of Medicine, he obtained his MD from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in South Texas.

A photo of Dr. Brayden Chamberlain and his family

Along the way, he married his sweetheart Courtney. Together they have welcomed two crazy boys, Daniel and Luke, into their home. They also have three loveable dogs that always keep them on their toes. In his free time, Brayden really enjoys spending time with his family.

Brayden is excited to be here in Boise, where he has the opportunity to get full-spectrum family medicine training and also enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Following residency, he hopes to be able to take what he has learned and work alongside his father to help people live their lives to the fullest.

Isabella Farina, MD

Boise Program

Boston University School of Medicine

A photo of Isabella Farina, her partner Victor, and their dog hiking with a mass of water behind them

Hello! My name is Isabella, but I prefer to go by Bella (yes, like Twilight). I grew up in a small town in Colorado before heading east to complete both my undergraduate and medical education at Boston University. While I was in Boston, I fostered a love for community medicine and women’s health. I also met my wonderful partner Victor and became a very passionate dog mom.

Along the way, I worked to improve my Spanish by studying abroad in Madrid. This helped tremendously when practicing with my mom’s side of the family who immigrated to the US from Ecuador. I plan to continue working on my Spanish fluency during residency training to better serve my Spanish speaking patients. I was drawn to the FMRI-Boise program. They offer broad spectrum training, including the chance for me to focus on women’s health. The outdoorsy feel of Idaho is nostalgic, and I look forward to the comfort of having supportive faculty and residents during my time here.

I have a lot of passions outside of work. This includes playing with my dog, bicycling, hiking, reading mystery novels, crocheting, painting, or watching reality TV with my partner. 

Emma Hall, MD

Boise Program

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Emma grew up in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts. She enjoyed her time at Wesleyan University, where she studied French and Neuroscience, played club soccer and ultimate frisbee and met her future wife. She later spent time in San Francisco doing breast cancer prevention research and volunteering as a scribe at a public health clinic. Emma enjoyed scribing enough to move back to the east coast during a polar vortex and worked as a full-time scribe at a Dermatology office before starting medical school.

A selfie photograph of Emma Hall in blue lense sunglasses kayaking with a friend on a lake.

She attended the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, where she participated in the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship program with her friend and co-resident, Malla. This program allowed her to experience primary care unfiltered, which provided an excellent foundation for pursuing more experience in rural family medicine and urgent care during her fourth year. In addition to these, her clinical interests include reproductive health, dermatology and mental health (particularly in adolescents).

Outside of medicine, Emma likes to play pickup team sports, try new breweries, and explore the outdoors in many forms. Picnicking, hiking, biking, paddle boarding and cross-country skiing to name a few. She also learned to downhill ski in her fourth year of medical school and has since been loving it – Bogus Basin offers great terrain for beginners like herself as well as her more experienced pals who usually take off for the back side of the mountain after a few green runs together.

Malla Keefe, MD

Boise Program

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Hi there! I’m Malla. I was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in the foothills of Mt. Tamalpais. I moved south to Los Angeles for college where I studied Neuroscience and French. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I moved back to the Bay Area for several years. During my time there I worked as a clinical research assistant, a scribe, and later at a healthcare tech start up. I also managed to fit in a season as a ski bum in Tahoe!

Malla Keefe and her partner Jordan standing outside in the snow in front of their converted ambulance-turned-tiny home

I was drawn to the Green Mountains and the kind community in Burlington, VT. Therefore I moved to the the East Coast and attended the University of Vermont for medical school. As a result, I found my passion for Family Medicine. I completed a rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) at an FQHC in Glens Falls, NY. My clinical interests include broad-spectrum rural family practice, addressing social determinants of health to provide patient-centered care, point of care ultrasound, and wilderness medicine.

It is with great excitement to be moving to Boise with my partner, Jordan, who will be completing the UW Boise Psychiatry Residency (we couples matched). Together we are proud owners of a retired ambulance turned tiny home that we converted ourselves during medical school. Outside of the hospital, you will almost always find me outside. This includes: backpacking long trails (the PCT and Camino de Santiago so far), backcountry skiing or snowboarding, biking around town or into the mountains, practicing yoga, or gardening!

Katie Myers, MD, MPH

Boise Program

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Katie is from a small town in southwest New Mexico, called Mule Creek. She grew up raising pigs, playing basketball for her high school, and exploring the beautiful New Mexico southwest. She went to the University of New Mexico (UNM) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. Katie also met her husband Dylan in college and were married in December of 2017. She received her Masters of Public Health through the combined MD/MPH program at the University of New Mexico.

A selfie photograph of Dylan Brownell (left) and Katie Myers (Right)

Katie’s clinical interests include: LGBTQIA+ patients, gender affirming care, gynecologic health, obstetrics, and addiction medicine. However, taking care of patients of all ages with all types of backgrounds is her ultimate passion. She is excited to start training at the Family Medicine Residency Program in Boise. 

In Katie’s free time she enjoys outdoorsy things such as climbing, camping, and hiking with her husband and their two dogs, Jazmine and Duke. She also won’t turn down a lazy day Netflix-ing and playing video games if she has free time. 

Megan Phelps, MD

Boise Program

University of Washington School of Medicine

Hello! I’m Megan. A potato through and through. I was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho and attended college at the College of Idaho (Go Yotes!). There I studied Biology and Spanish and made lifelong friends on the alpine ski team. While in college, I spent a summer teaching English in the Dominican Republic. I also spent another summer working in the clinic and volunteering on the ambulance in Stanley, Idaho. Through these experiences, I found a passion for rural medicine and working with the Latinx community.

A photograph of Megan Phelps and her Dog in the winter time

After that, I attended medical school at University of Washington. From there I returned to my continuity community in Hailey, Idaho as a part of the Target Rural Underserved Tract (TRUST). My interests in medicine include: full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine, and working with the Latinx community.

When not in the hospital, you can find me running around with my dog, Macki, and going on adventures with my partner, Nathaniel. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, skiing, fly-fishing and trail running. I am absolutely thrilled to have matched at FMRI-Boise, and I hope to stay in Idaho and serve my community as a small town Family Doc!

Amelia Schurke, MD

Boise Program

Medical College of Wisconsin

Hi there! My name is Amelia Schurke, I was born and raised in the beautiful land of 10,000 lakes Minnesota. I am thrilled to be moving out west to begin my training at FMRI-Boise. I look forward to caring for and learning from the people of Boise, Idaho! My extended family hails from the Big Hole Valley in the southwestern part of Montana. I’ve always been in love with the mountains, but Boise’s vistas will be new to me!

A photograph of Amelia Schurke in a green jacket standing in front of foothills as the sun is starting to set.

During undergrad, I studied Biology and Latin American Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. After that, I took a few years off and spent a year volunteering as a middle school teacher in a small mountain community in the state of Puebla, Mexico. This experience in Mexico fueled my love for Family Medicine and therefore cultivated my interests in health equity, whole-person care, and collaborative relationships. I attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This experience gave me the privilege to rotate in several rural communities and I fell in love with full-scope family medicine! As a result, my areas of interest within medicine are varied and ever-evolving. At the moment it includes: humanism in medicine, health equity, obstetrics, palliative care and lifestyle medicine. 

I am thrilled to be moving to Boise and can’t wait to soak up all of the outdoor adventures! You can usually find me doing something fun outside with my super sassy side-kick, Sofi the fun-sized golden doodle! For instance, I’m a newbie mountain biker, a mediocre runner and skier, a lover of cooking (and consuming!) spicy food and a Brené Brown fangirl!