Kent Voorhees, MD

Dr. Voorhees oversees the CU Family Medicine Department’s educational programs, including three residencies and three fellowships. Previously he helped start the Swedish Residency program and served as program director prior to coming to the university full time. He continues to see patients after more than 30 years. Dr Voorhees has been involved with healthcare policy and reform for years. He chaired the Medicaid Reform Task Force that helped guide the state to reform its Medicaid system, and he has served on the Colorado Medical Society’s Congress for Health Care Reform for five years. He represents the CAFP in meetings with state legislators and the media, and has testified on many bills. Dr. Voorhees also helped write bills that passed in the Colorado legislature to enhance the development and maintenance of rural training tracks. He is on the GME Initiative steering committee, and helped influence bipartisan U.S. Senators to write the IOM asking them to conduct a study on GME funding and how it promotes the physician workforce needs of the country as well as primary care training, which came to fruition.

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