Jill Grothusen, MD
University of Kansas

I grew up on a farm in Western Kansas before moving to the East Coast to attend Mount Holyoke College.  I played on the varsity tennis team and designed a major in Biochemical and Nutritional Studies.  After college I moved to San Francisco to begin a job working on the business side of medicine at a boutique biotechnology-consulting firm.  While the work was interesting and challenging, I decided I did not want to live life in front of a PowerPoint deck and began a job running clinical trials in breast oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Eventually I moved to Denver and began working at the University of Colorado, running clinical trials in gynecology oncology.  I returned to the ponderosa to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  Here, I was very active in medical education and curriculum development.  I was drawn to family medicine because of the broad-spectrum possibilities for practice and the continuity of care with my patients…you can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl!

I am most interested in medical education and women’s health.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.  In my spare, spare time I enjoy running, triathlons and tennis.  Also, I make a tasty pie!