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SAIO 50 for 50

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


Past 50 for 50 Spotlights

Colin Cloud Hampson ('91, B.A. American History, & M.A. International Policy Studies, '94, J.D. with distinction)

Jeanne Whiteing ('72, B.A. Political Science)

Wilson Pipestem ('95, J.D.)

Dr. Melissa Begay ('01, B.A. Psychology)

Valerie Siow ('02, B.A. American Studies)

Kaipo Lucas ('13, B.S. Engineering, '14, M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Dr. Renya Ramirez ('99, M.A. Anthropology & Ph.D. Education)

Dr. David A. Chang ('90, B.A. International Relations with honors)

Hon. Sunshine Sykes ('97, B.A. English with honors, '01, J.D.)

Dr. Aaron Thomas ('96, B.S. Chemical Engineering)

Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Parent ('78, A.M. Anthropology, '84, Ph.D. Education)

Zach Pahmahmie ('96, Art History)

Dr. Beth Piatote ('04, M.A. Modern Thought and Literature '07, Ph.D. Modern Thought and Literature)

Dr. Leon No’eau Peralto ('10, Anthropology and Native American Studies)

Jason Edward Lewis ('91, Symbolic Systems and German Studies)

Dr. Malinda Lowery ('97, M.A. Communications)

Christina Sauve ('03, Psychology)

Willow Young ('03, CSRE with honors)

Dr. Jennifer Erdrich ('03, English)

Brett Shelton ('92, JD)

Gregg Paisley ('92, M.B.A. Public Management))

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee ('97, B.A. Native American Studies with honors)

Kimball Sekaquaptewa ('95, B.A. Latin American Studies)

Dr. Nanibaa’ Garrison ('10, Ph.D. Genetics)

Chris McNeil ('70, Political Science, '78, JD)

Dr. Wendy Greyeyes ('01, Native American Studies)

Tony Kahn ('83, Mechanical Engineering)

Lesley Kabotie ('88, Anthropology)

Aaron Yazzie ('08, Mechanical Engineering)

Shyla Sheppard ('04, Economics)

Dr. Felicia Fontenot (Frizzell) ('03, Human Biology)

Anthony Marquez ('06, Electrical Engineering, '08 Management Science and Engineering)

Dean Chavers ('73, M.A. Communication; '75, M.A. Anthropology; '76, Ph.D. Communication)

Leo John "LJ" Bird ('17, CSRE & Native American Studies)

Jenny Magallanes ('07, Political Science)

Stefanie Tsosie ('09, Sociology)

Tanaya Winder ('08, English)

Chris Peters ('73, M.A. Education)

Trisha Moquino ('96, American Studies)

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Karen Atkinson ('82, Public Policy)

Dr. Nicole Stern ('92, History)

Melissa Eidman ('17, Human Biology)

Aaron Schutt ('97, Civil Engineering and '00, JD)

Heather Fleming ('02, Product Design)

Dr. Powtawche Valerino ('96, Mechanical Engineering)

Hilary Tompkins ('96, JD)

W. Richard West Jr. ('71, JD)

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy ('01, Psychology)