Dr. Valerie Duhn
Board Member — Term Expires 2018
Valerie is a practicing nephrologist who is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She works with Nephrology Center, a division of Paragon Health, P.C. She provides patient care at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Borgess Hospital, Borgess Pipp Hospital, and Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. She has outpatient clinics in both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and attends to dialysis patients across Southwest Michigan.
She and her husband moved to Kalamazoo in 2010 after completing their medical training. She grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and attended college at the University of Notre Dame, where she competed in varsity cross country and track. She went on to attend medical school at Indiana University followed by internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
After moving to Kalamazoo, she initially practiced with Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies / Michigan State University and served as a faculty advisor to medical students and resident physicians. She is an Assistant Professor at both Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as well as Western Michigan University School of Medicine. She was honored with the Faculty Physician Teaching Award from the resident physicians in both 2012 and 2015.
Valerie and her husband, Ryan, have been married since 2006. They have two young children, Madeleine and Charlotte. They also have a new black Labrador puppy named Oscar “Not the Grouch” Duhn. The Duhns joined KCC in 2010 and enjoy living on the fourteenth fairway.