WMS Announces 2020 Physician of the Year




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                 July 13, 2020




CHEYENNE, WY – James J. Naramore, MD, of Gillette was named by the Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) as the recipient of the 2020 Wyoming Physician of the Year. This award is presented each year to Wyoming’s top physician in recognition of their contributions to Wyoming communities, honoring the physician for time and personal sacrifice for the benefit of Wyoming and its communities.

Dr. Naramore was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming. He was Magna Cum Laude from John Brown University with his Bachelor’s degree, earned honors in Family Practice at the University of Utah Medical School, and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Nebraska hospital system. He has been practicing in Gillette since 1978.

Dr. Naramore is a dedicated husband, father and grandfather to his wife of 48 years, Karen Naramore, their four children and six grandchildren. He is a community servant and participates in the Gillette Area Leadership Institute, serves on the Board of Directors for the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, he was the President of the Razor City Toast Masters, has presented for the Tar Wars anti-smoking program, was a board member of the Campbell County Health Care Foundation, and has also served as an elder, deacon, worship leader, and Sunday school teacher at his church.

Not only is Dr. Naramore leader in his community, he’s also a true leader in medicine. He is a Board Certified Family Physician, Certified Medical Review Officer, and an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. Dr. Naramore has traveled to El Salvador, Ukraine, and Ecuador to participate in medical mission trips. He is also a member of the Wyoming Medical Society, former President of the Campbell County Medical Society, has served on the Physician Advisory Council to the Wyoming Board of Medicine, and has served as Chairman of the Bylaws Committee Chief of the Family Medicine Department, Chief of the Department of Medicine, was a member of the Credentials Committee, a member of the Critical Care Committee and was the Chief of Staff at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Naramore also has been an active medical education teacher throughout his career serving as an instructor for emergency medical technician courses and the Department of Human Medicine at the University of Wyoming Family Practice residency, as a preceptor for the Creighton University School of Medicine, and a preceptor for the physician assistant training program for both Creighton University and University of Washington.

Dr. Naramore exemplifies in every part of his life what it means to be a true leader in medicine for the state of Wyoming.

Congratulations, Dr. James J. Naramore!