KMC Welcomes New General Surgeon

​Dr. Joseph Livengood joins us as a General Surgeon from the University of Colorado Health North in Fort Collins/Loveland, CO where he was an Acute Care Surgeon.  He was active in the medical leadership and quality programs serving as Vice-Chief of Surgery, Chairman of the Perioperative Peer Review Committee and Member-at-Large of the Medical Executive Committee.  His work in Quality and Performance Excellence extends outside of the hospital into businesses of all types with his work as a Malcolm Baldrige Examiner for 2013, a certified Paterson StratOp Plan Facilitator and as Chief Operating Officer of a medical device company. 

His work has taken him around the US and the world including Haiti, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.  He is also a regular national speaker on topics such as patient mobility, hospital design, emergency preparedness and process systems.  In order to remain active in his business interests, Dr. Livengood will be working half-time in Ketchikan.

Dr. Livengood has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and received his M.D. at Vanderbilt University.  He completed his training in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Medical Center.  He is board certified in Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is active in medical education having provided resident education at UCH, serving as a Course Director for Advanced Trauma Life Support and an instructor for Advanced Medical Life Support and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support.  He is also certified in Advanced Disaster Life Support.

“I am thrilled to be in Ketchikan!  I love the outdoors and grew up in Albany, Oregon so I learned early that rain just means you wear a jacket.  I have already been vacationing here regularly which led to this opportunity to live and work where I play.  The proximity, diversity and availability of outdoor activities is a gold mine.  I grew up playing soccer all the way through medical school where I discovered the outdoors through climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.  I love the water and the wilderness of which Ketchikan has more than a lifetime’s worth to offer.”
Dr. Joseph Livengood, General Surgeon
Dr. Joseph Livengood