Grant Hoekzema, MD

Grant Hoekzema, MD is a graduate of Calvin College (1988) and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis (1992). Despite having no Family Medicine department or clerkship at his medical school, he became committed to family medicine as a career through the influence of the local FMIG and a summer spent as a US Public Health Service - Health promotion/Disease prevention Scholar. He stayed in St. Louis for residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, now Mercy Hospital, St. Louis.

Dr. Hoekzema joined the Mercy Family Medicine faculty in 1995 after completing residency. He completed a NIPDD fellowship in 1997-98, and he served as the Program Director for the Mercy Family Medicine Residency in St. Louis from 1999 to 2017. He is now the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis since July 2016. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine for St. Louis University SOM and University of Missouri, Columbia, SOM. He is a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Internal Medicine, General Medicine Division, at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a clinical teaching appointment with AT Still College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has been actively involved at a national level with Family Medicine Residency training as a board member of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors from 2009-2011, then serving as President-elect, President and past-President of the AFMRD in 2011-14, he also served as Chair of the Council of Academic Family Medicine in 2013-2014. He sits on the In-Training Examination Review Committee for the American Board of Family Medicine since 2011. He was selected to join the ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine in July, 2016, where he now serves as Chair. He was the RC-FM representative to the ACGME Milestones 2.0 task force for Family Medicine and helps lead the writing group for the major program revisions for Family Medicine in 2021. He joined the NIPDD AC in 2015. 

He enjoys teaching problem based learning and clinical inquiry skills to residents and has published on residency program quality assessment as well as national licensing issues. He has been able to apply his interest in global health to emerging residency programs overseas in conjunction with the AAFP.

He and his wife, Kristin, have five children, all avid US soccer and Liverpool and St. Louis Cardinals fans. He and his wife enjoy hiking and kayaking and exploring national parks. They are the proud grandparents of one immensely cute granddaughter.