Curtis went to College in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University majoring in Biology and Chemistry. After considering a career in Marine Biology, he elected instead to go to Medical School at Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Vanderbilt and then returned to Oregon for a Nephrology fellowship with associated research experience. After completion of training in 1982, Curtis moved to Spokane with his wife Nancy and two young children. Initially, his primary career focus was the Medical Director of Sacred Heart’s new Kidney Transplant program and subsequently Medical Director of the constantly changing Inland Northwest Dialysis services. After many years of caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, he retired in 2017. Curtis brings a scientific frame of mind, and a strong interest in maintaining our Priest Lake Environment.