Our Medical Director Team
Our superior team of specialty specific medical directors provide an unprecedented level of clinical oversight and expertise.
Robert Duerr, MD, FACC – Cardiology
Dr. Duerr is Board Certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and his residency at Bellevue Hospital, New York University, in New York City. He completed fellowships in cardiology at the University of California, San Diego and interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Duerr joined St. Luke’s Idaho Cardiology Associates in 1999 and is the current director of the Heart Valve Center at St. Luke’s Heart in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Duerr was integral in the development of CINA (Cardiac Intervention Necessity Assessment), an external peer review utilizing well-accepted criteria in clearly establishing the clinical necessity of PCI, which was launched by MDReview in 2012.
Kimberly A. Schlichter, MD – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Schlichter is a Board-Certified OB/GYN who has served the Johnson County area for more than 20 years. Dr. Schlichter’s practice includes office and surgical gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. She describes her practice style as one that emphasizes educating women regarding their health so they can fully participate in maintaining their health, both preventive and in coping with problems that arise. Dr. Schlichter has served in various hospital leadership positions and consistently been honored by her colleagues for Best Doctors in America. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Kansas State Medical Society, the Johnson County Medical Society and the Kansas City Gynecology Society. Dr. Schlichter received her medical degree from St. Louis University in Mo., and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Donald J. Lefkowits, MD, FACEP – Emergency Medicine
Dr. Lefkowits received his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He began his career in Emergency Medicine in 1980 and has practiced at Rose Medical Center since 1984. During his tenure at Rose, Dr. Lefkowits served as a member of the hospital Board of Trustees, President of the Medical staff, Chair of the Credentials Committee, and Chair of the Peer Review committee. He supported hospital and medical staff functions by chairing fair hearings, providing crisis management and press interactions, and developing and nurturing physician leadership programs. As Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Dr. Lefkowits has overseen a growth in volume from 30,000 annual visits to 45,000. He has put in place state of the art Cardiac, Stroke and Trauma alert programs and helped the Rose ED lead the way in programs to enhance ED throughput and patient safety and satisfaction metrics. In 2008, Dr. Lefkowits was honored in 5280, The Denver Magazine, as the Top ED Doctor in Denver. Dr. Lefkowits is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Lefkowits currently serves on teh Colorado Medical Board.