Nathan Ord, MDRural Medicine Fellowship 2023-2024
Dr. Nathan Ord grew up in Juneau AK bouncing between a beached float-house in a remote site and town, playing sports, playing outside, and working on his dad’s crabbing boat. He went to college at Whitman, in Walla Walla WA, where he ski raced, played soccer and studied sometimes. Initially, Dr. Ord planned to go into research, but after pipetting all summer in a lab, decided he preferred working with people and changed course towards medical school.
Along the way, Dr. Ord worked as a teach/coach with a ski academy in Vermont, a medical assistant with a clinic in Juneau, an X-ray tech, started a CNC fabrication business with some friends mostly making 3-d wooden maps, and had lots of adventures.
Dr. Ord is now status post UW WWAMI in AK. He decided to specialize in Family Medicine because of the long-term patient relationships and breadth of training. Dr. Ord’s plan is to return to AK after residency and fellowship and practice full-spectrum family medicine.
But until then, his partner Emily Fitzgerald and their dog Tikka are having fun exploring Idaho; mountain biking, skiing, paddling, hunting, and trying to get outside as much as possible.