This Week's Spotlight: Dr. Blair Matheson ('84, B.A. HumBio)
Dr. Matheson (Cherokee) is a medical director for National Medical Resources, a firm that provides locum tenens physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner staffing. A North Dakota resident, Dr. Matheson primarily serves rural Native American populations. His practice is in general surgery and emergency medicine with a specialization in trauma.
Dr. Matheson both serves as an arena doctor and competes in team roping and senior breakaway for the Indian National Finals Rodeo. He has previously partnered with Stanford’s equestrian team, donating equipment and horses to support the Western program, providing instruction in Western-style riding, inviting students to North Dakota to learn the basics of ranching, and hiring students as ranch hands during the summer.
Dr. Matheson serves as a board member of the Association of American Indian Physicians, which his father, Dr. Thomas Matheson helped found in 1971, and as a member of the SAIO 50th Anniversary steering committee.
In addition to his Stanford degree, Dr. Matheson holds an M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency in general surgery at Maricopa County Hospital and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his residency in family practice at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Matheson's Interview