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Lois Vatne Svoboda, American medical family therapist, physician. Member American Medical Association, Christian Medical Society.


Svoboda, Lois Vatne was born on October 16, 1939 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Nils Eriksen and Naomi (Johnsen) Vatne.


Bachelor of Science, Evangel College, 1961. Doctor of Medicine, University Chicago, 1966. Certified marriage and family therapy, The Menninger Foundation, 1984.


Intern St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, 1966-1967. Emergency room physician Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, 1967-1968. General practitioner Olmstead Medical Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1968-1971.

General practitioner, family physician West Virginia University Student Health, Morgantown, 1977-1981. Family physician, medical family therapist Family Physicians, Wichita, 1981-1984, Wichita Clinic, 1984-1996. Medical family therapist Hospital Corporation of America Columbia, Wichita, since 1996.

Clinical associate professor family medicine West Virginia University, 1972-1981. Adjunct faculty Friends University, Wichita, 1990, 92. Medical director Hospice of Wichita, 1985-1990.


Member American Medical Association, Christian Medical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, travel, reading, gardening, grandchildren.


Married William Bancroft Svoboda, December 22, 1962. Children: Karen, Rose, Heather, David.