|Hostetter appointed program director at Family Medicine-Bismarck|
Jeff Hostetter, assistant professor of family and community medicine, has been named director of the UND Center for Family Medicine-Bismarck, effective Dec. 1, 2006. He replaces Guy Tangedahl who served as director for the past 12 years and will continue on a part-time basis as an assistant professor with the Center.
Dr. Hostetter has been on the Center’s faculty since he completed the program in 2003, serving part-time until 2005 when he accepted a full-time appointment. In addition to teaching and caring for patients, he provides coverage of emergency room and hospital services on weekends in Garrison, N.D. He has served as assistant professor and community faculty preceptor during his tenure at the UND Center for Family Medicine.
His research includes work on resident education and hepatitis C treatment for state penitentiary inmates, the latter he presented at national conferences sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Corrections Association. He is serving as sub-investigator for a study of an investigational medication for obese patients.
A graduate of Montana State University, he earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and has received special training in Indian Health Pathway and wound care. He is a former teacher with extensive background in education.
Upon completion of residency training in 2003, Dr. Hostetter received the William Buckingham Award for an Outstanding Family Medicine Resident. He practiced at Standing Rock Indian Health Services Hospital in Fort Yates. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.