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Gerald Hill M.D. Klamath/Paiute
Dr. Gerald Hill earned his medical degree from the University of Washington in 1980. He completed his residency for internal medicine at the University of California at San Francisco in 1984, and he was a Robert Wood Johnson fellow at the University of California at Stanford from 1984-86.
In 1990, Dr. Hill moved to Minnesota where he became the first director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH) at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Duluth (now the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth Campus). Under his leadership and direction, CAIMH established strong roots that continue to grow programs to help decrease disparities in American Indian communities by recruiting and retaining American Indian students into the health professions. Dr. Hill has taught and inspired many future doctors during his time as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth and Twin Cities campuses. His dedication, advocacy, mentorship, and passionate visionary leadership style have been instrumental for the current success of many American Indian doctors who are practicing today.
Dr. Hill continues to serve as the AAIP liaison to the Admissions Committee for the University of Minnesota Medical School- Twin Cities.
Dr. Hill has worked strategically in order to further health related research in urban and reservation-based Indian populations. His commitment to giving back through service on a variety of boards and advisory committees based on his vast expertise in American Indian health issues is commendable. He was President of the Association of American Indian Physicians in 1993-94 and is the current President for 2008-2009. Dr. Hill was the Physician of the year in 1999.
A resident of Minnesota, Dr. Hill has many years of experience as an ER physician and currently practices at HealthEast Emergency Medicine.
We are very pleased to be able to honor Dr. Gerald Hill, as he has done so very much for us. Thank you.