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Pediatrics Residency of Idaho

Dr. Perry Brown, Pediatrician, teaching a resident during their clinical rotations on care for an infant at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, ID.
Photo by St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, ID

Pediatrics Residency of Idaho (PRI) will offer excellent clinical training with high patient volumes in all clinical areas; the first class of residents will start in July 2023.  The vision of our program is to produce outstanding pediatrician leaders for their communities and to train outstanding broad spectrum pediatrics physicians to work in any setting. This work includes serving under-served and rural areas as well as our vulnerable populations of Idaho with high quality, affordable care provided in a collaborative work environment.  We are the first pediatrics residency to be based out of a Federally Qualified Health Center, rather than a medical school, university, or hospital. This difference allows us to be more completely focused on community-based residency training and development of leadership and advocacy skills to use in your future community and practice.

Pediatrics Interest Group Meeting Opportunity

We would love to welcome all medical students interested in pediatrics to join us virtually for our Pediatrics Interest Group meetings hosted by Pediatrics Residency of Idaho faculty.  We spend time during these sessions meeting each other, teaching about a pediatrics “hot topic” for about 20 minutes, providing information about pediatrics as a career choice, answering questions about pediatrics residency selection and application strategies, and providing information about our pediatric residency if desired.  We started hosting these in January 2022, and have really enjoyed the interactions and learning and relationships that have resulted.  We hope that you will join us for future meetings as your schedule allows.  Please contact Rhonda Prudhomme (Residency Coordinator) at to obtain Zoom meeting information for these session.  Our upcoming Pediatrics Interest Group meetings are scheduled for 6:00 – 7:30 pm MST on:

  • Tuesday August 16, 2022
  • Monday September 19, 2022
  • Tuesday October 25, 2022
  • Thursday December 8, 2022
  • Wednesday January 18, 2023
  • Thurs February 23, 2023

Your Team

We believe the heart of healthcare education is service to others. The Pediatrics Residency of Idaho has an extremely talented faculty. This group consists of:

  • Pediatricians,
  • Pediatric Hospitalists,
  • Pediatric Emergency Physicians,
  • Neonatologists,
  • Pediatric Subspecialists in virtually every specialty,
  • Psychologists,
  • Psychiatrists,
  • Pediatric Intensivists,
  • Social Workers,
  • Physician Assistants,
  • Nurse Practitioners, and
  • Pharmacists

This group creates the team environment needed to train a full scope pediatrician.

In addition to our faculty, the Pediatrics Residency of Idaho is partnered with St Luke’s Children’s Hospital. PRI is also supported by the Idaho Legislature, which provides support funding. With the additional support of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Idaho Hospital Association, and the Ada County Medical Society we ensure excellent pediatrics education. We hope that the information presented here stimulates your interest in our program. With in-depth pediatric focused training, we are confident that you will have an incredible experience with us!

PRI Mission Statement:  

Train outstanding, broad spectrum pediatricians to work in all settings, including underserved and rural areas. Serve the children, adolescents, and families of Idaho with high quality, affordable, and equitable care provided in a collaborative environment.

Read our Press Release about the new Pediatrics Residency HERE.

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The curriculum is designed to broadly prepare the physician for Pediatrics in a rural or underserved setting. Therefore, it includes a strong emphasis in both outpatient general pediatrics and inpatient hospitalist pediatrics, along with NICU, PICU, pediatric emergency medicine, behavioral and developmental pediatrics, and elective choices from a full complement of pediatric subspecialties. There are also dedicated blocks to rural pediatrics and to advocacy and community pediatrics.

Each resident will spend 2 weeks as a PGY-1, 4 weeks as a PGY-2, and 4 weeks as a PGY-3 practicing and learning pediatrics in a rural setting.  Advocacy and Community Pediatrics is a 4 week block during the PGY-1 year and again during the PGY-2 year when all pediatrics residents in that class are together for the block, learning and participating in advocacy and group / class projects, and bonding further as a group.

During their three years, residents have increasing responsibilities in patient care, design of their own continuing education, and participation in the management of the Pediatric Residency of Idaho clinic and organization. They also have opportunities to participate in various committee and organizational functions within the hospital, the communities, the state, and the nation. The residency strives to help our physicians develop a sustainable lifestyle and work / life balance that will provide them with long term satisfaction and deep meaning and inspiration in the practice of Pediatrics.

X+Y Scheduling: The longitudinal clinic experience is designed in a modified X+Y format. We recognize how challenging it is for residents to rush through an inpatient or specialty clinic morning and barely have time to eat lunch, and show up just in time to start their afternoon longitudinal clinic. Our schedule provides only one clinical responsibility per day—you are either present in your assigned block (rotation) location, or you are in your longitudinal clinic for the entire day. We schedule longitudinal clinic days contiguously whenever possible, with a weekend in the middle that is unscheduled for you. We feel that this general approach to resident clinic scheduling optimizes learning and wellbeing. On the days that a resident is in their longitudinal clinic, they will be able to focus solely on their clinic, their patients, and their learning. Patient continuity with the resident will be maximized.

PGY-1 Pediatrics Clinic 2 - 4 full days per block (4 weeks), 4-6 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocationContiguous Days of Longitudinal Clinic
General Pediatrics6OfficeRotation entirely in longitudinal clinic
Rural Pediatrics2Away (numerous choices of location)0
Term Newborn Nursery4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Inpatient Pediatrics12St. Luke's Children's Hospital2 per 4 week block (Fri / Mon)
NICU4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy4Office4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Behavioral / Developmental Pediatrics4St. Luke's Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric GI4St. Luke's Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Subspecialty Selective4St. Luke's Clinics / Office4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Elective4Variable4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)

PGY-2 Pediatrics Clinic 2 - 4 full days per block (4 weeks), 7-9 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocationContiguous Days of Longitudinal Clinic
General Pediatrics8OfficeRotation entirely in longitudinal clinic
Rural Pediatrics4Away (numerous choices of location)0
Inpatient Pediatrics4St. Luke's Children's Hospital2 (Fri / Mon)
NICU4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
PICU4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy4Office4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Adolescent Medicine4St. Luke's Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases4St. Luke's Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Nephrology4St. Luke's Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Elective8Variable4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)

PGY-3 Pediatrics Clinic 2 - 4 full days per block (4 weeks) 8-10 patients per half day

RotationWeeksLocationContiguous Days of Longitudinal Clinic
General Pediatrics8OfficeRotation entirely in longitudinal clinic
Rural Pediatrics4Away (numerous choices of location)0
Inpatient Pediatrics8St. Luke's Children's Hospital2 (Fri / Mon)
PICU4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine4St. Luke's Children's Hospital4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology4St. Luke's Children's Hospital and Clinics4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Pediatric Subspecialty Selective8St Luke's Clinics / Office4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)
Elective12Variable4 (Thurs / Fri / Mon / Tues)

Sample resident schedule for 4 week inpatient block (PGY-1 Term Newborn Nursery):

Week 2NBNNBNNBNLong. ClinicLong. ClinicOffOff
Week 3Long. ClinicLong. ClinicNBNNBNNBNNBNNBN

Sample resident schedule for 4 week outpatient block (PGY-1 Behavioral & Developmental [B&D] Pediatrics):

Week 1B&DB&DB&DB&DB&DOffOff
Week 2B&DB&DB&DLong. ClinicLong. ClinicOffOff
Week 3Long. ClinicLong. ClinicB&DB&DB&DOffOff
Week 4B&DB&DB&DB&DB&DOffOff

Sample resident 3-year academic schedule:


Red = inpatient, Green = outpatient / elective
GP: General Pediatrics (Longitudinal Clinic)—inpatient
Rur: Rural Pediatrics—outpatient
NBN: Newborn Nursery (Well Nursery)—inpatient
IP: Inpatient Pediatrics—inpatient
NI: NICU—inpatient
PI: PICU—inpatient
ED: Pediatric ED—outpatient
CP: Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy—outpatient
B&D: Behavioral / Developmental Pediatrics—outpatient
GI: Pediatric GI—outpatient
Sel: Peds subspecialty selective—outpatient (or can choose inpatient)
Elec: Elective—outpatient (or can choose inpatient) or research
Adol: Adolescent Medicine—outpatient
ID: Pediatric Infectious Disease—outpatient
Neph: Pediatric Nephrology—outpatient
Onc: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology—outpatient / inpatient

Highlighted Curricular Strengths

    • Outpatient Primary Care Pediatrics with outstanding continuity of care
    • Political and Community Advocacy
    • Pediatric Rural Health
    • Trauma Informed Care Training
    • Inpatient Pediatrics
    • NICU
    • PICU
    • Pediatric ED
    • Pediatric Behavioral Health
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Training opportunities in virtually any pediatric specialty
    • Training opportunities in Addiction Medicine and Transgender Health
    • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group and Retreat (optional)
    • Global Health Opportunities



Clinical Locations

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital (SLCH)

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital (SLCH) in Boise is the primary site for inpatient pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty training.  It is the only Children’s Hospital in Idaho and has a huge geographic catchment area that includes a population of well over 1 million people. SLCH has more than 200 skilled pediatricians and pediatric specialists who provide state of the art, high quality care. SLCH has pediatric specialists in virtually every pediatric medical and surgical specialty, and has an outstanding staff of over 400 nurses, therapists, and other dedicated pediatric caregivers in all pediatric disciplines.  SLCH has a busy 61 bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a 12+ bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and is certified as a level II pediatric trauma center.

All children should have access to the highest quality health care services available, regardless of their condition or their family’s ability to pay. Like all children’s hospitals, St. Luke’s is committed to high quality, cost-effective clinical care, and advocacy for children and families, education, and research.

Location & Contact Info

190 E. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83712
208-706-KIDS (5437)
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St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC)

For more than 100 years, St. Luke’s Medical Center Boise Campus has been committed to serving the needs of a growing region. Founded in 1902 as a six-bed frontier hospital, St. Luke’s Boise is now Idaho’s largest health care provider, and the flagship hospital of St. Luke’s Health System.

St. Luke’s Boise is known for its centers of excellence in cancer, heart, and women’s and children’s care. Among our many services, we are home to St. Luke’s Heart, St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s largest clinic, St. Luke’s Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, and St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in Idaho.

Known for its clinical excellence, St. Luke’s Boise has been nationally recognized for quality and patient safety, and is proud to be designated a Magnet hospital, the gold standard for nursing care.

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Core Faculty

Perry Brown, MD

Pediatrics Residency Program Director

Dr. Brown graduated from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine in 1995, Dr. Brown completed his Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO in June of 1998. After completing residency Dr. Brown was a general pediatrician for six years at the Saltzer Medical Group in Nampa and Meridian, ID. Additionally, he has served as Co-Director of the St Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho since January, 2001. He has served as the Medical Director for Children’s Specialty Research for St Luke’s Health System since 2014. 

Dr. Brown joined the faculty of the Full Circle Health in May of 2004. During his time on this faculty, he made continuous improvement of the Full Circle Health’s Pediatric curriculum his highest professional goal.  In 2021, he transitioned his role to become the founding Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency of Idaho, developing and coordinating Idaho’s first pediatrics residency.  He is very excited to welcome Idaho’s first pediatric residency class in the near future.  He is active in public advocacy for children’s health and serves on several Idaho Medicaid committees and state commissions.  In his free time, he loves to be in the outdoors fly fishing, hiking, and skiing, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Savarra Mantzor, MD

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Dr. Savarra Mantzor will be joining Full Circle Health in July 2022 as the Pediatric Residency of Idaho’s Associate Program Director.

Dr. Mantzor joins us from the southern region of Idaho where she has practiced as pediatric hospitalist at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center from 2020-2022. Prior, she was faculty with Baylor College of Medicine and worked as a pediatrician in the Texas Children’s Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) Program in Botswana (2017-20). She completed her Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pincus Global Health Fellowship Program in Botswana from 2015-17. She completed a Chief Resident year (2014-15) and her pediatric residency (2011-14) at Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She obtained her medical degree (M.D.) from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with Columbia University, New York (2007-11). She graduated with honors, magna cum laude from Seattle University, Washington with a Bachelor of Science in General Science and a Minor in Political Science.

Dr. Mantzor’s dual passions are 1) the advancement of medical education for learners and teachers, and 2) improving access to care in areas of limited resources, such as rural and global health settings. She is currently obtaining her PhD in Health Professional Education from the University of Cape Town. Through these activities she hopes to facilitate improvement in common healthcare challenges faced in rural and globally diverse settings, as well as to aid in the optimization of pediatric clinical teaching for medical students and residents.

She enjoys traveling, baking, swimming, skiing, horse riding, running, and board games, but mostly spending endless hours of play and fun with her four children and husband.

Susan Bradford, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Susan Bradford grew up in Alabama and worked as a chemist in Kalamazoo, MI, prior to deciding she preferred people to test tubes. She then attended Medical School at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bradford completed her residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital at University of Washington, where she played an active role in the WWAMI Program and spent two months at the Pocatello Children’s Clinic as part of her residency. After residency, Dr. Bradford returned back to Alabama to be close to family.  However, she missed the West and returned to Pocatello for 12 years prior to relocating to Boise to work with Meridian Pediatrics in 2010. 

Soon after arriving in Pocatello, Dr. Bradford became disheartened by the number of women who used substances during pregnancy and saddened by the fact that there was little treatment available to these women even when they wanted it.  Through an AAP CATCH grant, she was able to work with other concerned members of the community to investigate the scope of the problem. As a result of this community effort, a day treatment program for parenting women was developed in Pocatello. Many of these women shared that their drug abuse resulted from sexual abuse that occurred in their childhood or adolescence. As a result, Dr. Bradford became interested in doing what she could to break the cycle of this very pervasive problem in pediatric patients.  She was fortunate to be able to spend sabbatical time with the Safe and Healthy Families Team at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, learning how to evaluate and treat children who have been victimized by sexual and physical abuse.

While she enjoys all aspects of pediatric practice, working with abused children was an arena that allowed her to feel that she made a difference by helping healing to occur in a child’s life. Dr. Bradford was Idaho Pediatrician of the Year for 2006. She currently serves as a board member for the Idaho Perinatal Project and is on the Governor’s Children At Risk Task Force and Idaho’s Child Fatality Review Team. 

Dr. Bradford enjoys hiking, cycling, cross country skiing and just being outdoors in the beautiful state of Idaho. She also enjoys gardening and when she has time she likes to read and decorate cakes and cookies.

Asma Butt, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Butt was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and earned an Honors BSc. degree in Psychology and Human Biology from the University of Toronto. In 2012, she graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada. Prior to beginning her residency training, she returned to Grenada as a Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomical Sciences. As a fellow, Dr. Butt held a faculty position facilitating small group sessions and orienting students to ultrasound techniques. She was also able to publish her work in various medical journals.

Dr. Butt completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/Childrens’ of Mississippi in 2016. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Following residency, Dr. Butt joined a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jackson, MS, where she worked for 2 years while her husband completed his PhD in Cancer Biology. In 2018, they relocated to Dallas, where she worked as a private practice Pediatrician. She moved to Idaho with her husband and 4 children in the summer of 2021 and is excited to begin her faculty role at Full Circle Health and the upcoming Pediatrics Residency of Idaho.  In her free time, Dr. Butt enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She also has a passion for cooking and quilting/crafting.

Jessie Duvall, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Duvall (she/her/hers) was raised in Idaho and California. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2011, during which time she took a year to work with Physicians for Social Responsibility. She completed residency at the University of California San Francisco Pediatric Leaders Advancing Health Equity (PLUS) Program, where she was trained to recognize and address structural causes of health inequity. Dr. Duvall returned home to Idaho a few years ago and is thrilled to be joining the Full Circle Health and the upcoming Pediatric Residency of Idaho.

Dr. Duvall enjoys caring for young people of all ages and her specific areas of clinical interest include adolescent health, mind body medicine (MBM), and palliative care. She volunteers as the medical director for multiple programs focused on getting youth outside and has helped run MBM retreats for kids with chronic illness. Her past clinical experiences include faculty in the UCSF Transitional Care unit, outpatient pediatrics at an FQHC with a focus on ACEs, pediatric hospital medicine, and pediatric palliative care.

Dr. Duvall is most passionate about social justice and health equity and sees advocacy as integral to her clinical practice. She co-directs the Advocacy 101 Course for physician trainees in Idaho, is a founding member of the Idaho Health Equity Collective, and is very involved in a variety of public advocacy activities.

Dr. Duvall relishes spending long days with her community, making a mess in the kitchen, walking her dog, and playing board games with her partner. She loves being outside in any way possible – especially backpacking, backcountry skiing, and exploring the rivers.   

Julie Kikuchi, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2001, Dr. Kikuchi completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of New Mexico in 2004. She subsequently worked in the Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, prior to joining the Full Circle Health faculty in October 2005 as a part-time Pediatric clinic attending.

Lisa Labor, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Labor is a general pediatrician who cares for children from birth through 18 years of age.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Portland and went to medical school at the University of Washington. She completed her internship and residency at the University of New Mexico, where she was recognized as an exceptional intern teacher.

Dr. Labor has practiced medicine in the Treasure Valley since 2013. She is passionate about ensuring there is shared decision making with her patients and their parents. She provides reasonable options so families can decide which approach will work best for their lifestyles and schedules.  Dr. Labor is married with two daughters. Her hobbies include sewing, playing with her energetic children, and spending time outdoors.

Tom Patterson, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Patterson grew up in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for Undergraduate, Medical School and Pediatric Residency. He decided on Pediatrics early in his fourth year of medical school as he kept being pulled towards the care of children. He met his wife, who was from Idaho, while she attended college in Tucson. On completion of his residency, the two returned to Idaho and he started private practice at Medical Center Physicians where his wife was a pediatric patient growing up. 

Dr. Patterson held many leadership roles in his 18 years at Saltzer. He started teaching for the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2009 and this proved to be a passion he wanted to develop. Moving to the Full Circle Health faculty allowed him to enjoy the mix of seeing his own patients as well as teaching the next generation of doctors.

Dr. Patterson has served both the local and national chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he has held several leadership roles throughout his tenure. He thrives in caring for the underserved and has a longstanding passion for the interface of mental illness and pediatrics.  His efforts around immunization improvement have provided tremendous benefits to many Idahoans. Dr. Patterson was previously the Medical Director of the St Luke’s Children’s Performance Improvement Workgroup and has served on the Idaho Immunization Coalition (which he co-founded in 2009). He is now currently involved with work surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience as well as 2CKidsSucceed, the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, and the Idaho Resilience Project. 

He enjoys weight training/fitness, hiking, swimming and the outdoors and is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and three boys

Kelly Showalter, MD

Pediatrics Faculty

Dr. Showalter completed her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX,  in 1988.   She then completed a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital/University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, in June 1991.   After completing residency, she worked at West Valley Pediatrics in Salt Lake City for 2 years.  She then moved to Atlanta, GA for one year and worked in the pediatric emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Showalter later moved to Boise, ID, and worked for Pediatric Associates in general pediatrics for 3 years.  She then joined the pediatric staff of Family Practice Residency of Idaho in 1998. She has worked in this teaching position for 23 years and has been honored to participate in teaching new residents.  Dr. Showalter loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoor experiences of Idaho.

Curricular Leads

Jean Bender, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Nephrology

Jean Bender, MD specializes in pediatric nephrology with a broad range of interests. This includes: high blood pressure, acute kidney injury, and chronic kidney disease including all types of dialysis and kidney transplants.

Dr. Bender believes managing chronic diseases needs to be done through a team approach involving the medical team, patient, and patient’s family. She believes that education regarding the disease process helps families better understand and make decisions related to their children’s health care.

Dr. Bender received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University, where she also competed on the cross country and track teams. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and completed her internship in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s Hospital. She then completed her internal medicine/pediatrics residency at University of Texas Health Science where she also completed a combined nephrology/pediatric nephrology fellowship. During her fellowship she earned a master’s degree in public health and was involved in several research studies involving pediatric hypertension.

In her free time, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time outside with her husband and children.

Tyler Burpee, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Tyler Burpee, MD specializes in the management of both common and complex childhood digestive conditions. He is the medical director of St. Luke’s intestinal rehabilitation program that cares for children with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. He also has a special interest in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Burpee is passionate about child advocacy and currently serves as president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published multiple research papers and book chapters regarding inflammatory bowel disease, infectious diarrhea, and autoimmune liver disease.

Originally from Boise, Dr. Burpee earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College, graduating with honors. While at Dartmouth, he was a member of the varsity crew team. After medical school and pediatrics residency training at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Burpee worked as a general pediatrician for two years with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Next, he trained under world-renowned experts in pediatric gastroenterology during his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine. He also served as an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital before moving back to Boise.

In his free time, Dr. Burpee enjoys skiing, running, mountain biking, and adventuring with his wife and two children.

Amy Francis, DO, FAAP

Curricular Lead, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Amy Francis, DO, FAAP specializes in the comprehensive care of children with neurodevelopmental differences. Her primary clinical activities involve the evaluation and care of children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, intellectual disability, speech and language disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, and behavioral concerns. She has a special interest in early identification and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in toddlers.

Dr. Francis enjoys practicing medicine in a multidisciplinary setting where providers, nurses, and therapists work together as a team to optimize care and help children with special health care needs thrive. She is also committed to teaching medical students and residents to ensure they receive an appropriate education in pediatric development.

While serving as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Advocate Children’s Hospital, Dr. Francis was appointed as the site director for resident and fellow education in developmental pediatrics. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and mentorship. She also serves on the Education Committee for the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Allison Gauthier, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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John W. Hanks, DO, FAAP

Curricular Lead, Adolescent Medicine

John W. Hanks, DO, FAAP is a pediatrician with professional interests in eating disorders and adolescent medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Truman State University. He went to medical school at A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is accepting newborns and new patients on a limited basis.

Dr. Hanks is married with four sons, two daughters and two grandchildren. His hobbies include hiking, camping, and skiing.

Joseph Hilinski, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr. Hilinski is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  He obtained his medical degree from the SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 1997.  He then completed his general pediatric residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA in 2000.  Following residency training Dr. Hilinski completed his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases also at Emory University in 2003. 

Dr. Hilinski was a faculty member in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University from 2003-2017, during which time he held multiple positions including being Peds ID Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director, and a Medical School Small Group Faculty teacher for the Osler Society.  While at Emory University he was a recipient of the Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award for Pediatrics, School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award, and selected as one of Atlanta Magazine’s top doctors for numerous years.  Dr. Hilinski is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.  He was a recipient of a UW Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.  Dr. Hilinski’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised hosts, periodic fever syndromes, and pediatric urinary tract infections.  He is involved with ongoing pediatric antimicrobial stewardship efforts at St. Luke’s.

Dr. Hilinski grew up in Philadelphia and New York State and then lived in Atlanta for 20 years prior to moving to Boise to work at St. Luke’s in 2017.  His hobbies include skiing, fishing, reading (particularly Fantasy/Science Fiction), and video games.  He enjoys spending time on outdoor activities in the beautiful state of Idaho with his wife and two daughters.

Nathan Meeker, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Coming Soon…

Yukiko Miura, MD

Curricular Lead, Neonatology

Yukiko Miura, MD is an attending neonatologist who provides care for critically ill neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Miura provides family-centered care with the goal of optimizing long-term outcomes for each patient. She focuses on the positive impact family members and caretakers can have on a child, and strives to provide an experience and education that helps the family as the child transitions from a newborn to an infant. She also enjoys teaching residents and other providers and is a certified instructor of Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Dr. Miura is involved in several multidisciplinary quality improvement efforts in the NICU, including reduction of antibiotic usage, standardization of pain assessment and management, and prevention of unplanned extubation among critically ill neonates. Her research interests include the effects of maternal nutrition on fetal/neonatal health, in particular via the changes in gut microbiome. She presented her work at Eastern Society of Pediatric Research and Pediatric Academic Society, and received a Travel Award in 2018. She is also a recipient of the Bradford Fellowship Award from the University of Rochester.

In her free time, Dr. Miura enjoys relaxing outdoors with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She’s also grateful for the modern technology that helps her reconnect with friends and family in Japan.

Dr. Miura cares for babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Boise, Magic Valley, Meridian, and Nampa.

Erin Powell, MD

Curricular Lead, Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine

Coming Soon…

Current Residents

Coming Soon... (first class of residents to be welcomed in June 2023)

Resident Life

This week’s #facultyfeature introduces Dr. Kelly Showalter!

Dr. Showalter has been practicing as a general Pediatrician with Full Circle Health for over 20 years. She completed her medical training at University of Texas Southwestern and later completed residency in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Showalter and her husband have been blessed to travel to Kenya for the last 12 years for medical missions. Their hearts are now so connected with their Kenyan friends!

#pri #priboise #boise #idaho #pediatrics #pedsresidency #pediatrics #fullcirclehealth #medicine #facultyfeature

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Next up in #facultyfeature is Dr. Tom Patterson!

Dr. Patterson grew up in Arizona and moved to Idaho after completing his Pediatrics residency at the University of Arizona. He joined Full Circle Health following 18 years in private practice in Nampa, ID.

Dr. Patterson has held many leadership roles throughout the years. He serves on both the local and national chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is currently involved with work surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience and the Idaho Resilience Project.

#priboise #boise #idaho #pediatrics #pedsresidency #facultyfeature #fullcirclehealth #residency #medicine

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If you’re looking for things to do in Boise, we’ve go you covered!

Boise is home to a multitude of events year round. The @boisetwilightcriterium just held their 35th annual bike race, where amateur and professionals bicyclists can race through the streets of downtown.

It’s always fun to take a stroll, grab a bite to eat, and join in on the excitement!

#priboise #boise #idaho #pedsresidency #fullcirclehealth #pediatrics #residency

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Next up in our #facultyfeature is Dr. Susan Bradford.

Prior to joining Full Circle Health several years back, Dr. Bradford was a private practice practice Pediatrician in Meridian, ID.

She currently serves as a board member for the Idaho Perinatal Project and is on the Governor’s Children At Risk Task Force and Idaho’s Child Fatality Review Team.

Dr. Bradford enjoys hiking, cycling, cross country skiing and just being outdoors in the beautiful state of Idaho.

#priboise #pri #pediatrics #pedsresidency #pediatrics #facultyfeature #boise #idaho #fullcirclehealth #residency

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Check out our PRI infographic on #futurepedsres!

Dr. Brown will be representing PRI this Thursday (7/14) evening at the Virtual Pediatrics Residency Fair.

To learn more about our program, join the webinar at the link above to hear from our Program Director, Dr. Perry Brown.

#pri #priboise #pedsresidency #residency #match2023 #boise #idaho #pediatrics

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We took a little break last week and didn’t post a #facultyfeature.

We’re back on today with Dr. Asma Butt!

Dr. Butt is one of our educational Pediatrics faculty at PRI and will also serve as the Clinic Director of our new Pediatrics Residency Clinic!

She joined Full Circle Health just under a year ago after relocating from Dallas, Texas, where she spent a number of years in private practice.

As a graduate of St. George’s University SOM, she completed her Pediatrics Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

When she’s not working, Dr. Butt spends her free time exploring Boise and spending time with her husband and 4 kids!

#priboise #pri #pediatrics #pediatricsresidency #pedsresidency #boise #idaho #facultyfeature #fullcirclehealth #residency

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Up next in our #facultyfeature series is Dr. Savarra Mantzor. Dr. Mantzor has been working as a Pediatric hospitalist in the Magic Valley and will serve as the Associate Program Director of PRI.

After completing her residency training in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Mantzor moved to Botswana to pursue a global health fellowship through CHOP.

We are very excited to have Dr. Mantzor join our team here at the Pediatrics Residency of Idaho!

For more information, visit our website at

#pediatrics #facultyfeature #priboise #pedsresidency #residency #boise #idaho #fullcirclehealth

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Welcome to our faculty feature series! Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of our core faculty for PRI.

Kicking off the series is Dr. Perry Brown, our PRI Program Director.

Dr. Brown is a board certified pediatrician and is the co-founder of the St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho. He also serves as the Medical Director for Children’s Specialty Research for St. Luke’s Health System.

Dr. Brown has been with Full Circle Health since 2004 and is excited to be the founding Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency of Idaho.

To learn more about our faculty, visit our website at

#priboise #pedsresidency #boise #idaho #pediatrics #facultyfeature #residency

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Did you know that we are the first pediatrics residency to be based out of a Federally Qualified Health Center, rather than a medical school, university, or hospital? This difference allows us to more completely focus residency training on community-based care of children, and on developing leadership and advocacy skills to use in future practice.

#pedsresidency #boise #idaho #pediatrics #priboise #residency #fullcirclehealth #fqhc

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**The Pediatrics Residency Instagram feed above is just getting started.  Please note that the following Instagram account is from the Full Circle Health Boise Family Medicine Residency Program.  We look forward to having our pediatrics residents further build out our Pediatrics Residency Instagram after their start in July 2023.**

We are absolutely THRILLED to welcome our class of 2025 to FMRI Boise!! We can’t wait to see you all in June! ...

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An apple a day does not keep the doctor away for R3/Chief Tori Kent and R3 Joe Pendleton, but a sunny day picking apples in Idaho does chase the COVID scaries away!

Idaho is full of many wonderful outdoor activities every season of the year! Stay tuned for more posts with our residents doing fun outdoor activities in their free time!
#idahome #fmriboise #familymedicineresidency #docintraining #familymedicine

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Happy start of residency application season! In honor of ERAS opening for application review, we give you current R2 Jeff Chase’s ERAS photo. We are so excited to meet the amazing people applying this year! ...

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🎉Happy graduation to our amazing R3s! We are so proud of this group of brilliant, thoughtful, passionate docs. FMRI won’t quite be the same without them, but we are excited for their upcoming adventures.

Stay tuned for new interns starting tomorrow!

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Celebrating Dr. Klippenstein with his own bobblehead for graduation! 🎉

A HUGE THANKS to his nurse Sulamita in Meridian for this wonderful gift!!

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Full Circle Health Resident Wellness Program:

”The mission of the Wellness program is to support and promote the physical, psychological, social, and professional well-being of residents, provide them with the tools they will need to make healthy lifestyle choices and empower them to seek work-life balance in their own lives."

The program will be run by residents under the guidance and support of faculty. A committee will be elected to lead the program and act as a liaison between the residents and faculty. There is also dedicated funding and didactic time provided by the residency.



  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ACMS Programs: Physician Vitality Program, free confidential counseling services, several free hosted events throughout the year
  • Free wellness and career coaching with Dr. Schneider leader of St. Luke's Physician Wellness Program


  • Mentoring: all residents will be paired with a faculty member throughout residency for professional guidance. Upon full enrollment of the Pediatric Residency program, interns will be paired with senior residents during their first year to help with the transition into residency and a new city.
  • Retreats: There will be an annual out of town retreat to the mountains in late summer / early fall which includes the entire residency. Additionally, protected time each year is provided for individual class retreats.
  • Events: several organized family friendly social events throughout the year, often paired with ACMS. Regular book club gatherings. Multiple informal gatherings (mountain bike lessons, cross country ski lessons, trivia nights, relay teams, rec sports teams). Many of these events will allow Pediatric Residents to meet and spend time with Family Medicine Residents.
  • Free membership and involvement in the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, including invitations to chapter dinner meetings, didactic sessions, and advocacy opportunities. 
  • Opportunities to connect with other local medical advocacy groups, including the Idaho Medical Association.
  • Cultural offerings at large in Boise: Boise Art Museum, Music (Knitting Factory, Neurolux, Treefort Music Fest) Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic, The Morrison Center, Idaho Steelheads Hockey team, Boise State college athletics, grab a pint at one of the many breweries or sip at one of the many local wineries, and enjoy more dining, shopping, and art in Downtown Boise.


  • Funding for $75.00 per resident, per year, for purchase of wellness equipment (skis, shoes, dinner, childcare, etc.)
  • An ever-expanding collection of rentable gear that the Pediatric and Family Medicine Residencies own that is free to all residents (snowshoes, paddleboards, tubes, yard games, coolers, etc.).
  • Protected time for medical, behavioral, and dental appointments.
  • Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of town, bordered by the Greenbelt path. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for biking/hiking/running. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from town. Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains. Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Rock-climbing and mountaineering opportunities await at the City of Rocks and Sawtooths.


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Community: Ada County Medical Society (ACMS) is a local group who provides various opportunities to connect with the greater medical community and beyond. Click here for education and recreational opportunities.  Additionally, the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics ( provides free membership to PRI residents, along with opportunities to network with pediatricians statewide, participate in meetings and chapter advocacy, attend conferences and other learning opportunities, and get involved in chapter leadership including a resident position on the chapter Executive Committee. 

Recreation: Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Boise lifestyle. The Boise River courses through the heart of the city and is bordered by the Greenbelt bike and walking path that runs from Lucky Peak Reservoir to Eagle Island State Park. Boise was voted the “#1 mountain biking town” by Bike and Mountain Bike magazines. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System boasts over 85 miles of maintained trails for walking and riding. Excellent nordic and downhill skiing can be experienced at Bogus Basin, just 18 miles from the center of town and very popular with the locals for its inexpensive season pass (under $250). Additional skiing at Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort, and Sun Valley is less than three hours away. Hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing are popular in the nearby Sawtooth, White Cloud, Smoky, and Boulder Mountains

Kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities also abound with the city in close proximity to the Boise, Payette, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Idaho in general has many premier whitewater rafting and kayaking river systems, with the Payette River system less than one hour from town. The Payette offers everything from beginner runs to Class 5 whitewater. The several forks of world famous Salmon River and the Hell’s Canyon section of the Snake River are popular for multi-day trips, as are the stunning desert gorges of the Bruneau, Jarbridge and Owyhee Rivers south of Boise.

Rock-climbing enthusiasts can easily access the local basalt crag known as the Black Cliffs just east of town. Amazing granite routes in the City of Rocks and the Sawtooth Mountains are both less than four hours by car. Mountaineering opportunities also abound in the state, with many excellent routes in the Seven Devils, Sawtooths, White Clouds, Boulders, and Lost River ranges, to name a few.

But you don't need to leave town to find something fun to do. Boise has a vital city center that offers musical entertainment, theatre, opera, good food and shopping. Tubing the cool Boise River during the hot summer months is a popular pastime. The extensive park system, including the Boise Greenbelt, is home to multiple city sports leagues and festivals. The parks and river provide refuge without ever leaving the city.


Application Process

The application process allows the faculty of the Pediatric Residency of Idaho to thoroughly and holistically review each applicant’s credentials prior to extending an invitation to interview. Applications will only be accepted through the ERAS system and we follow the guidelines of the National Resident Matching Program. Our recommended deadline for receiving applications is September 24, 2022 to have the highest priority for receiving an invitation to interview. We will continue to review applications received later, until December 15 or until all interview days have been filled, whichever is sooner. Interviews will be scheduled for October 20, 2022 - Jan 19, 2023. The interview allows the applicant an opportunity to learn more about our program, and for us to learn more about the applicant and their interests and goals.

PRI plans a virtual-only approach to our application process this year, per guidance from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), the APPD (Association of Pediatric Program Directors), COMSEP (Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics), the AMSPDC (Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs) and numerous other organizations. We wish that we could meet you in-person and show you around our beautiful city and our state-of-the-art facilities, but we are confident that we will be able to get to know you through our planned application and interview process, and that we will be able to convey to you the great opportunities and learning that PRI offers.

Program Overviews on Zoom:

We plan to host Program Overviews via Zoom during three evenings (Tuesday October 18, Wednesday October 26, and Wednesday November 9), 6:30 - 8:30 pm MST, for all interviewees.  Each of these Program Overviews will cover the same information.  Interviewees are highly encouraged to attend live one of these three Program Overview sessions prior to their interview day.  We recognize that an interviewee may have some extenuating circumstances that prevent attendance of any of these three Program Overviews.  In this, case, we ask the interviewee to contact us, and we can arrange for them to watch a recording of one of the Program Overview sessions.

Interviews will be scheduled for a morning, during which each applicant will have 3 interviews over about a 2 hour period.

"Significant Other Session" on Zoom:

We plan to host a “Significant Other Session” via Zoom for partners of applicants on the evening of Mon Jan 30, 6:30 - 8:00 pm MST. This will be an opportunity for your partner to learn more about life and opportunities in Boise, and about our residency program from a partner’s perspective. We plan to have partners of other Boise residents (from other Full Circle Health residencies) available to provide information and answer questions.  This session will be recorded and available later for those that cannot attend live that evening.

Tour Our Facilities:

Finally, if you desire, we will be happy to provide information and recommendations for visiting Boise and touring our medical facilities. Such a visit is not required, and will not improve your rank in our Match list (your place on our Match list is decided by the end of your interview day). We recognize that it can be difficult to choose a place to spend 3 years of your life training for your career if you have never been there, and we feel strongly that seeing our city, our community, and our facilities will entice you to train here and live here! We would love to meet you and spend quality time with you during your visit, but the above listed organizations’ guidance prohibit residency leadership from doing this. In lieu of this, we can provide you recommended places to stay and things to do and see in Boise, and can set you up with a faculty member to give you a tour of our facilities at Full Circle Health Pediatrics Residency of Idaho and of St Luke’s Children’s Hospital.  We plan to facilitate such visits and tours on Friday February 3 and Friday February 10, 2023.  If you are unable to visit on these days and wish to visit another time, please let us know when you will visit and we will do our best to coordinate a tour with one of our faculty.  Please let Rhonda Prudhomme (Residency Coordinator, know if and when you will be visiting, so that we can coordinate tours for you.  We want to emphasize again that a visit is completely optional, and entirely meant to help you get a sense of Boise and our medical facilities so that you can make the best choice for your next three years of training.


The NRMP program code for Full Circle Health Pediatrics Residency of Idaho is 3039320C0.

We are excited to get to know you, to learn about you and your interests, and to meet you virtually!



  • Only ERAS applications are accepted.
  • Our deadline is December 15 but we highly encourage you to apply by September 24.
  • International medical graduates must have a passing score on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.
  • In general, applicant should not be more than two years out of medical school unless they have been participating in research or medical experiences during this interim.  For those applicants who finished medical school more than 2 years ago, individual circumstances will be considered.  Please contact us for questions or further information related to this.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. One must be a letter from a Pediatrician with whom you have worked.
  • International medical graduates must be fluent in both written and oral English. Our Residency does not support or sponsor VISA’s of any kind.
  • For international medical graduates, please contact the Idaho State Board of Medicine to make sure your medical school is an approved school for licensure in Idaho, (208) 327-7000. If not approved, we cannot accept your application.


For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating to receive information from the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help students share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our programs’ setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application includes: 

  • geographic preferences (by region and by urban or rural setting);
  • information about their most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

Initial invitations to access to the supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on August 1st. The supplemental ERAS application must be completed between August 1st and September 16th at 5:00pm ET.


R1 | $61,000
R2 | $63,500
R3 | $66,000

An R1 may request up to $5,000 advance pay to cover moving expenses, with remainder of salary paid evenly over the academic year.


COVID Vaccination Required

At Full Circle Health, we follow CDC guidelines to help keep our patients and staff safe. We enforce masking protocols for everyone over the age of 2, encourage COVID vaccination for all eligible patients, and have protocols in place to keep our patients and staff safe. 

We require COVID vaccination for all staff, faculty, students and residents. 

To keep access to care open for all of our patients and the community, we have enacted the use of virtual appointments and respiratory clinics to ensure all patients can be seen. We follow CDC and NIH guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19. These treatments are always evolving and we stay up to date with all official and evidence-based recommendations as they come, with the support of local infectious disease specialists. At Full Circle Health, we do not offer prescriptions for therapies that are not evidence based nor recommended. 

We are proud of the contribution Full Circle Health faculty and residents have made over the course of the pandemic to help support even our most vulnerable community members. This program has and will continue to advocate for evidence-based medicine, healthcare access for all, and the continuation of preventative health care even in the face of a pandemic.


A headshot of Pediatrics Program Coordinator, Rhonda Prudhomme

Direct Inquiries:
Rhonda Prudhomme
Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator
P: (208) 514-2500 x1848
777 N Raymond Street Boise, ID 83704

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Perry Brown, MD
Program Director

Liou TG, Brown PS et. al.  Prospective Multicenter Randomized Patient Recruitment and Sample Collection to Enable Future Measurements of Sputum Biomarkers of Inflammation in an Observational Study of Cystic Fibrosis.  BMC Medical Research Methodology, 26 April 2019.

Brown P et. al.  Evaluation of Food Insecurity in Adults and Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Community Case Study.  Front. Public Health, 26 November 2018.

Mayer-Hamblett N, Brown P, et. al.  Azithromycin for Early Pseudomonas Infection in Cystic Fibrosis: The Optimize Randomized Trial.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Nov 1;198(9):1177-1187. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201802-0215OC.

Freedman SD, Brown P, et. al.  Absorption and Safety with Sustained Use of RELiZORB Evaluation (ASSURE) Study in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Receiving Enteral Feeding.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018 Oct;67(4):527-532. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002110

Freedman S, Orenstein D, Black P, Brown P, et. al.  Increased Fat Absorption From Enteral Formula Through an In-line Digestive Cartridge in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017 Jul;65(1):97-101.

Brown PS et al.  Congress has a chance to correct a mistake and help 36,000 Idaho kids.  Opinion, Idaho Statesman, October 15, 2017.

“A Review of 2021:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 19, 2021

“The FDA is Calling”, Human Subjects GCP Lecture Series, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA (via Zoom), February 9, 2021

“A Review of 2020:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 20, 2021

“Cystic Fibrosis Town Hall:  2020 NACFC Update”, Utah / Idaho Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Zoom, November 17, 2020

“A Review of 2019:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 15, 2020

“The Secret Sauce:  Four High-Performing Sites Share Their Approach” [Panel], Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April 29, 2019.

“Opioids and Chronic Pain:  Pediatric Considerations”, Project Echo Idaho, Boise, ID, January 24, 2019

“A Review of 2018:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 16, 2019

“Newborn Hearing Screening, Congenital CMV, and Statutorily Mandated Care,” Idaho Perinatal Project Annual Conference, JUMP, Boise, ID, February 23, 2018

“Clinician Experiences:  Integrating Research into Practice”, Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Network Annual Meeting, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, January 22, 2018

“A Review of 2017:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 17, 2018

“Challenges and Issues in CF Research Recruitment” [Panel], Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 1, 2017

“Evolving From a Tortoise to A Hare:  A Site Perspective on Use of TDN Startup Metrics to Improve Efficiency and Decrease Startup Time”, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Meeting, Nashville, TN, April 3 and April 4, 2017

“A Review of 2016:  Top Developments in Pediatrics”, Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, January 18, 2017

Leadership / Community Engagement:
St Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho
Boise, Idaho
January 2000 - present

Idaho Immunization Assessment Board
State of Idaho
August 2021 - present

Center Committee
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
March 2021 - present

Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
April 2019 - present

Therapeutics Development Network Steering Committee
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
January 2018 - December 2020

Protocol Review Committee
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network
October, 2016 - present

Research Medical Director, Pediatric Specialties and Cystic Fibrosis
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
September 2014 - present

Legislative Advocacy Chair and Member of Executive Committee
Idaho Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
October, 2009 - January 2020

Member, Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
January 2017 - present
January 2009 – December 2015

Member, Idaho Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
October 2007 – present


Dr. Savarra Mantzor, MD
Associate Program Director

Peluso MJ, Luckett R, Mantzor S, Bedada AG, Saleeb P, Haverkamp M, Mosepele M, Haverkamp C, Maoto R, Prozesky D, Tapela N, Nkomazana O, Barak T. Strengthening medical training programmes by focusing on professional transitions: a national bridging programme to prepare medical school graduates for their role as medical interns in Botswana. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 21;17(1):261. doi: 10.1186/s12909- 017-1102-1. 

Musso MW, Vath RJ, Rabalais LS, Dunbar A, Bolton M, Tynes LL, Hosea S, Johnson AC, Caffery TS, Rhynes VK, Mantzor S, Miller B, Calongne LL. Improving Patient Safety Communication in Residency Programs by Incorporating Patient Safety Discussions Into Rounds. Ochsner J. 2017 Fall;17(3):273-276. 

Kelly MS, Zheng J, Boiditswe S, Steenhoff AP, Feemster KA, Arscott-Mills T, Seme B, Ratshaa B, Rulaganyang I, Patel MZ, Mantzor S, Shah SS, Cunningham CK. Investigating mediators of the poor pneumonia outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Nov 20. 

Staiano AE, Beyl RA, Hsia DS, Katzmarzyk PT, Mantzor S, Newton RL, Jarrell A, Tyson P. Step tracking with goals increases children’s weight loss in a behavioral intervention. Accepted on March 29, 2017, by Childhood Obesity. 

Richard J. Vath, MA, Mandi W. Musso, PhD, Lauren S. Rabalais, MPA, Alston Dunbar, III, MD, MBA, Stephen Hosea, MD, Angela C. Johnson, MD, Michael Bolton, MD, Vernon K. Rhynes, MD, MBA, Terrell S. Caffery, MD, L. Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, Savarra Mantzor, MD, Bahnsen Miller, MD,Laurinda L. Calongne, EdD. Graduate Medical Education as a Lever for Collaborative Change: One Institution’s Experience with a Campuswide Patient Safety Initiative. Oschner Journal 16: 81-84, 2016. 

White Coat Ceremony Guest Speaker – DDT College of Medicine, Gaborone, Botswana, April 2019

“Examining the built-in assumptions of ‘northern’ developed teaching tools during implementation in the ‘southern’ context” – South African Association for Health Educationalists (SAAHE) 2018 Conference, Durban, South Africa, June 2018

“Creating Change Agents: The Role of Quality Improvement to Enhance Transformative Learning"
Botswana’s International HIV Conference, August 2016

Leadership / Community Engagement:
Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition Board Member 
2022 - present

Quality Improvement Facilitator 
Texas Children's Cancer Center - Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence Botswana
2017 - 2020

Resident Rotation Coordinator 
Texas Children's Cancer Center - Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence Botswana 
2017- 2020


Dr. Susan Bradford, MD

Leadership / Community Engagement:
State of Idaho Children at Risk Task Force
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

State of Idaho Child Fatality Review Team
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho Perinatal Project Board Member
Idaho Perinatal Project


Dr. Asma Butt, MD

Mian A, Gabra NI, Sharma T, Topal N, Gielecki J, Tubbs RS, Loukas M. Conjoined Twins: From Conception to Separation. Clin Anat. Apr

Butt AM, Eubanks RI. Diffuse bullous rash in a 13 month old: a case report. Mississippi Academy of Sciences. Feb 2016.

World War Z: The Zika Virus. University of Mississippi Medical Center. Department of Pediatrics. May 2016.


Dr. Jessie Duvall, MD

Thompson HR, Duvall JL, Padrez R, Rosekrans N, Madsen KA. The impact of moderate-vigorous intensity physical education class immediately prior to standardized testing on student test-taking behaviors. Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2016; 11:7-12. 

Balkin EM, Ort K, Goldsby R, Duvall J, Kim CD. Pocket Reference Card Improves Pediatric Resident Comfort in Caring for Children at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2016 Oct 28. PMID: 27792463

Duvall JL, Christopher AS, Gerrish S, Swoboda S, Davis G, Beyer C, et al. “Health care workers must take steps to dismantle racism in industry.” Idaho Press, 27 June. 2020. Op-ed.

Swoboda S, Duvall JL. “Another transgender bill in Idaho puts government ahead of doctors.” The Mercury News, 21 February. 2020. Op-ed.

Patel L, Duvall JL, Chung E. “Permanently separating immigrant mothers and children is an abhorrent plan.” The Mercury News, 10 March. 2017. Op-ed.

Christopher AS, Duvall JL, Davis G, Harris-Neustaedter L (2020, September 9). Racism and Health: Widening Disparities in the COVID Era. Project Echo, Boise, ID, United States (via Zoom).

Duvall JL, Maddox J, Swoboda SL, King K (2020, April 28). Pediatric Considerations for CoVID 19. Project Echo, Boise, ID, United States (via Zoom).

Duvall JL, Johnson N (2020, June 18). Issues of Privilege, Race, & Social Justice. Boise VAMC Psychology Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology.

Duvall JL, (2017, October 7), Creating a Safe Space. Everyone Belongs Here Symposium.

Leadership / Community Engagement:
Co-Facilitator and Founding Organizer
Idaho Health Equity Collective
2020 - Present

Medical Director and Advisory Member DEI Committee and Medical Committees
Camp Unalayee
2019 - Present

Medical Director, Advisory Member Risk Management and DEI Committees
Alzar School
2020 - Present

Everyone Belongs Here Community Group
2016 - 2018

National Co-President
Student Physicians for Social Responsibility
2010 - 2011


Dr. Thomas Patterson, MD


ECHO Autism lecture on Autism and Constipation- March 2022ACMS Winter Clinics lecture on Covid as an ACE and Trauma Care and Update on care of the Febrile Infant 7-60 days-February 2022

Idaho Perinatal Conference- Covid as an Ace -February 2022

Considering Covid as an ACE – Grand Rounds St Luke’s Sept 2021

Considering Covid as an ACE – Echo Idaho-Behavioral Health in Primary Care- October 2021

Trauma ACES and Substance Use Disorder – Idaho Echo Project-Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders- June 2020

Resilience in Pediatrics-Idaho Echo Project August 2020

St Luke’s Children’s Medical Direct of Children’s Quality Improvement

St Luke’s Grand Rounds on Adverse Childhood Experiences- April 2019

Idaho Medical Association- Adverse Childhood Experiences -July 2019

St Luke’s Children’s Medical Direct of Children’s Quality Improvement

Vaccine Update and the Hesitant Parent- IMA Annual Meeting lecture April 2018

Pediatric Obesity a Growing Epidemic- IMA Annual Meeting lecture April 2018

School Nurses Organization- Idaho – Strep Pharyngitis July 2018

Leadership / Community Engagement:
National Nominating Committee Representative for District 8
American Academy of Pediatrics
2020 - present

Frequent presenter on Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma-Informed Care
Idaho Project Echo
2020 - present

Medical Director of Children’s Quality Improvement
St Luke’s Children’s Hospital
2014 - 2019

Maintenance of Certification - Portfolio Sponsor Medical Director
American Board of Pediatrics 
2018 - 2019

Chapter Forum Management Committee Representative for District 8
American Academy of Pediatrics
2015 - 2018

JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

"Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI)" holding hands cover image


JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Mission

  • Address the need to internalize the concepts of equity, justice and inclusion into the policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Reduce biases and increase inclusivity through education and facilitated discussion with residents and faculty.
  • Increase diversity and inclusion awareness in residency recruitment and provide relevant feedback to leadership.

Foundational Beliefs:

  • Acknowledging racism and implicit bias improves the health of our communities/patients.
  • Racism doesn’t just happen in medicine, but everywhere and racism significantly impacts the health of communities.
  • We have an obligation to increase representation for underrepresented groups in medicine.
  • Institutional racism is not our fault but it is our responsibility to eradicate.
  • Challenging racism is everyone’s work.
  • Diversity is a benefit to both people of color and white people.
  • Institutional racism can be addressed through continual and intentional community work.
  • It takes sustained effort to change systems. We will not naturally evolve towards greater equity.
  • Building relationships across differences is not the same as confronting systems of oppression.
  • Language matters when discussing racism and other inequities and time and care should be paid to minimizing the negative impacts of our words.

Community Agreements

 We are all responsible to learn about our implicit bias, recognize it and name it. We commit to conducting self-assessments, like the Harvard Implicit Association Test (

We pledge to:

  • Center the voices of marginalized groups in medicine.
  • Be present and participate in antiracism work.
  • Model what we learn about antiracism concepts in our work and everyday life.
  • Be curious, respectful and open about issues surrounding equity topics including anti-oppression ideas and policies.
  • Take care of ourselves by making wellness a priority and modeling this for others.
  • Take care of each other by committing to making wellness accessible to everyone and supporting community members of color that don’t ever get to step away from equity work.
  • Become comfortable with discomfort. Learn to sit with your discomfort and learn from it.
  • To do uncomfortable hard work, while still creating a safe and respectful space for collaboration.
  • Strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe and a sense of belonging.
  • Maintain privacy of those that feel comfortable enough to share in the space.
  • Let others make mistakes. We are in different spaces of learning and experience. Assume positive intent.
  • Be humble. Validate your colleague’s experience.
  • Be brave. Speak up. Make mistakes.

JEDI Pillars


JEDI strives to identify and collaborate with community healthcare advocacy organizations, the Idaho Residency Advocacy 101 course, RHEDI (to promote reproductive health justice) and the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


JEDI strives to imbed a longitudinal Equity in Medicine Curriculum in residency education and faculty Development


JEDI strives to incorporate equity, justice and antiracism concepts into our scholarly activities and in our developing social determinants of health research.  


JEDI strives to increase diversity in resident and faculty recruitment with implicit bias awareness training and remodeling resident recruitment to account for inequities in the current and standard systems.


JEDI strives to help develop stronger programs for Underrepresented in Medicine youth  in Idaho interested in going into Healthcare by collaborating with:

  • SW Idaho AHEC ( to develop mentoring relationships with URiM Youth Interested in Medicine in Idaho.
  • SW Idaho AHEC to reach out to groups of URiM youth in local schools
  • Expand University of Washington’s Doctor for a Day program.


JEDI strives to create safe and brave spaces to discuss experiences of race and gender discrimination, minority identity discrimination and finding a way to incorporate more inclusion principles. 

Medical Students

Pediatrics Residency of Idaho (PRI) offers clerkships and sub-internships for medical students in Pediatrics. Students interested in Pediatric clerkships or sub-internships at PRI must first meet the criteria below:

  • 3rd Year Pediatrics Clerkships: Full Circle Health Boise will accept third year clerkship medical students from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 4th Year Pediatrics Sub-Internship: Full Circle Health Boise will accept fourth-year medical students who have completed a pediatric clerkship (with both inpatient and outpatient experience) on a space available basis for Pediatric sub-internships, after the 3 items below have been received, reviewed and approved.
  • Due to hospital credentialing, non-University of Washington, Pacific Northwest University, University of Utah or Idaho College of Osteopathic students applying for an inpatient, sub-internship rotation must first be approved by PRI and then apply through the University of Washington visiting student clinical elective program, VSAS/VSLO. Please check the University of Washington rotation dates before applying. Requested rotation dates should fall within the rotation guidelines and ideally be for four weeks. Registration through VSAS/VSLO should be started at least ten weeks prior to your desired rotation date and the final confirmation of your rotation from the University of Washington received at least four weeks prior to your rotation start date in order to be eligible to start your rotation.
  • Non University of Washington medical students applying for an outpatient elective will not have to register through the VSAS/VSLO.
  • Please contact us for any additional information, questions, and/or help!


To apply for a fourth-year rotation, please complete the following items:

Return via e-mail to: Kaye Nelson: P: (208) 954-8741

Please note: A vehicle is required for this rotation and we do not provide housing for students completing fourth-year rotations and non-University of Washington third year students. Housing and transportation are your responsibility.