Keith Stelter, MD

Dr. Stelter is a family physician from Mankato, Minnesota and is currently Assistant Professor and faculty member at the Mayo/University of Minnesota Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program.  As the Medical Director for Certification for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), Dr. Stelter leads a team that produces and continually refines the Continuous Knowledge Self-Assessment (CKSA) and Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) modules, as well as the Certification Exam questions including the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) pilot. 

Dr. Stelter served on the ABFM Board of Directors from 2012-2018, where he chaired the Examination Committee from 2013-2016 and served as Board Chair from 2016-2017. Prior to that he was involved in several ABFM projects and committees. 

Dr. Stelter grew up in a small town in Southwest Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residency at the Duluth Family Practice Residency Program.  From 1991 to 2007 he served as a full scope family physician in rural Minnesota performing endoscopy, operative obstetrics, emergency room care and more.  During this time, he was the Primary community faculty and Regional Faculty for the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), a 9-month longitudinal educational program for third-year medical students at the University of Minnesota.   In 2007, Dr. Stelter became the Associate Program Director for the Mankato Family Medicine Residency program.  He has a strong and long interest in teaching medical students and health policy and advocacy, particularly as it relates to rural health issues.  He has served on numerous statewide committees for the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, and the Minnesota Medical Association.  Dr. Stelter has served as President of both the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Medical Association. Nationally he served as Delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and as subcommittee chair for the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

He is married to Carrie Stelter who also is a rural family physician, and together they started and run a Free Clinic in their community.  They have two adult children. In his spare time, Dr. Stelter enjoys gardening, woodworking, hiking and all forms of movement that occur on two wheels.