Loren Colson, DO (he/him)Associate Program Director - Boise
Dr. Colson grew up just outside of Portland, Oregon in the town of Lake Oswego. He moved to the Los Angeles area to complete his undergraduate education at Azusa Pacific University. During his undergraduate years, he went on medical missions to India and Bangladesh, and with his newfound interest in global health, attended the University of Southern California where he earned a Masters of Science in Global Medicine. There he met his wife Kristin who now works for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Colson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Loren and Kristin then set their sights on returning to the Pacific Northwest.
They moved to Boise, Idaho for residency and couldn’t be happier. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Full Circle Health in 2018, and was hired as faculty when he graduated. Dr. Colson was a National Health Service Corps scholar and is committed to providing health care to the underserved. He has specific interests in reproductive health, health advocacy, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Colson additionally completed a fellowship through the Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy.
In addition to his work at Full Circle Health, Dr. Colson currently serves on the AAFP Commission on Education, is the AAFP’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Young Physicians Section, is on the board of directors for the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians as well as chair of their Reproductive Health Committee, and is on the board of governors for the Mountain West Regional Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He practices full spectrum Family Medicine including obstetrics at his home clinic on Emerald Street in Boise. He is also adjunct faculty at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine where he teaches Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. In what free time remains after all of his medical extra-curriculars, Dr. Colson and his wife can most likely be found biking on the greenbelt, the Boise foothills, or somewhere in the Idaho wilderness with their two German Shepherds.