Allison Kelliher, MD (Koyukon Athabascan)

Allison Kelliher, MD (Koyukon Athabascan)

At Large Director

Dr. Allison Kelliher is said to be the first Koyukon Athabascan physician.  Her family caries a tradition of healing, and she is the only MD trained as a Tribal Doctor in Alaska’s health system.  From Nome Alaska, she has built her own practice, allowing for her to utilize her training as a family doctor board certified in Integrative and Holisitic Medicine.  She has a background in biomedical research and received her BS in Indigenous Medicine from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2001.  Dr. Kelliher graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2005 and the Alaska Family Medicine Residency in 2009.  She has served on the AMA minority affairs commission, created an acupuncture program for primary care while working for the IHS in Sells AZ, and teaches and mentors medical students and residents as adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her chapter was recently published in the textbook Wisdom Traditions: Walking Together, Working Together for Community Well-being.