Lisa Soldat, MD, MS, FAAFP

Dr. Soldat recently retired after 25 years of medical practice. From 2008 until her retirement, she was a faculty physician at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and its affiliated residencies. She also served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, and an adjunct assistant professor of family medicine at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Iowa. Since 2012, Dr. Soldat has teamed up with other Iowa family physicians to help develop family medicine as a specialty in Indonesia, and she defines “retirement” as the opportunity to promote family medicine in new ways, both locally and globally. She continues to have an active interest in women’s health, obstetric ultrasound, international medicine, and wilderness medicine. Dr. Soldat believes that family medicine’s most critical challenge is training physicians to have a broad skillset (including obstetric skills) so they can meet the needs of patients in any community. Such training is particularly important for physicians who choose to practice in rural settings worldwide.