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Michael Kauzlarich, D.O.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Family Medicine

Michael P. Kauzlarich was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology in 1991. He then attended the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1996. After internship training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth he completed a residency in Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) where he was named both Outstanding Resident and Resident Teacher of the Year. Twice-nominated for the Caduceus Award for teaching by the medical student body, he served for 8 years as a member of the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at ETSU, most recently serving the past 2 years as the associate director of the Johnson City residency program. He also achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Family Medicine at ETSU and served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Johnson City Medical Center from July 2007 until joining Mountain Region Family Medicine in October of 2010.

Dr. Kauzlarich is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. His particular areas of professional interest are in the fields of pulmonary medicine, addiction medicine, and medical education.

In his spare time, Dr. Kauzlarich is an avid traveler with a particular interest in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim where he enjoys hiking, snorkeling, and napping under palm trees. He is also a semi-professional musician and recording artist, having built a fully equipped recording studio in his home in Gray, TN. To date he has released two albums of his own compositions and has engineered and mixed recordings for other local artists. Finally, when he’s not working, traveling, or in the studio, he can be found in his kitchen engaged in his other passion, French and Italian cooking!

Dr. Kauzlarich serves on the MRFM Board of Directors and and is the Chairman of the MRFM Clinical Operations Committee. He also serves on the MRFM IT Committee.


East Tennessee State University

Mountain Region Family Medicine (Kingsport Suite 2700)

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