Dr. Jeff Larsen, general surgeon, in a photo taken Nov. 8, 2019, at South Peninsula Hospital, Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Dr. Jeff Larsen, general surgeon, in a photo taken Nov. 8, 2019, at South Peninsula Hospital, Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes new general surgeon

South Peninsula Hospital has hired Dr. Jeffrey Larsen, board certified general surgeon, to be on its active medical staff, the hospital announced in a press release last week.

Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi and completed his general surgical residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since starting his practice in 2001, he has worked at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia, and at Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, where he also served as the Trauma Director.

Four years ago, Dr. Larsen and his wife Tammie moved to Kodiak, working as a general surgeon and trauma director at Providence Medical Center, while also working short assignments at PeaceHealth in Ketchikan and Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka. This fall, they moved to Homer.

“Drawn to the great outdoors, the couple has developed a deep appreciation for the northern landscape and is excited to be living on the road system, which will allow them further exploration of the state they now call home,” SPH spokesperson Derotha Ferraro said in the press release. “In addition to his passion for his work and time spent with family, Dr. Larsen enjoys hiking, photography, fishing, playing the guitar, tinkering in auto mechanics and the arts. The couple looks forward to getting to know the community.”

Dr. Larsen is available for all types of general surgery at South Peninsula Hospital. He is welcoming new patients at the hospital’s general surgery clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street. Appointments can be made at 907-235-0310.

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