Dorothy Buening, MD

Boise Program
Class of 2026

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Fun photo of Dorothy Buening

Dr. Dorothy Buening was born and raised in the Mitten state, Michigan (yes, she will use her hand as a map to show you where she’s from)!  She grew up playing competitive volleyball which led her to continue playing throughout her undergrad studies at Alma College.  While at Alma, she took advantage of the many service-learning opportunities with Alternative Breaks around the country and internationally to Rwanda and Zambia.

After a year of scribing in an Emergency Department and coaching youth volleyball, she headed to Providence, RI to attend Brown Medical School.  While at Brown, she fell in love with the breadth and depth of Family Medicine.  If she had to narrow it down, her specific interests within Family Medicine include comprehensive reproductive healthcare, underserved medicine, and addiction medicine.  Outside of medicine, Dorothy enjoys crafting/DIY projects, hiking, and cooking and sharing meals with friends.

Dorothy is moving West with her partner, Nick.  They are excited to explore the thrift shops and outdoor scenes of Boise and the nearby areas (hopefully after adopting a furry friend to accompany them).