Board of Director: Dr. David Tilstra

Dr. David TilstraDr. David Tilstra

Emeritus of CentraCare Clinic — President

Dr. Tilstra is currently engaged in community transformation and engagement in CentraCare Health. He served as the President of CentraCare Clinic from 2012 to 2019 where he was active in managing physician engagement, strategic thinking, system thinking and recruitment.  He has an active role in quality improvement, patient satisfaction and safety, and physician relationship activities. Prior to that he was Medical Director of CentraCare Clinic from 2003 to 2012, with an emphasis on ambulatory clinical improvement, patient experience and community engagement. He practices part time in Medical Genetics. 

Dr. Tilstra earned his bachelors degree from Northwestern College (Iowa), his medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine and an MBA with emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Colorado – Denver. He completed a pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a Fellowship in Medical Genetics at the University of Washington.

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