Malla Keefe, MD

Boise Program
Class of 2025

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!