DU40 Spotlight: Dr. Matt Larsen

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce celebrates a fresh crop of standout young professionals

Published online: Jan 27, 2020 Articles, Best of IF, East Idaho Business
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The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce (GIFCC) has announced its annual Distinguished Under 40 honorees. Distinguished Under 40 is an awards program exclusive to the eastern Idaho area that honors 10 young professionals who have gone above and beyond to accomplish great things in their careers, community and education. To be considered for the award, young professionals are nominated by co-workers, managers and business associates. Winners are selected by a panel of GIFCC past and present board members. Fifty nominations were received this year.

This Week's Spotlight: Dr. Matt Larsen

Dr. Matt Larsen has worked to distinguish himself from the very beginning of his career. In medical school he won awards for excellence in research and was elected Class President and then Student Body Vice President.

He was hired at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in 2015 where he has been the Psychiatry Department Chairman for 4 years. He currently serves on the Ethics Committee and the Medical Executive Committee of the hospital. He worked with the local chapter of the suicide prevention action network, serving as chairman for 3 years and raising over $30,000 for suicide prevention and personally providing training in the area.

He is passionate about his work, and about serving in his community. He has spoken frequently to youth groups, parents, school teachers, pharmacists, pediatricians, social workers, funeral home directors and more. He has met with City Council members to advise them on the best plans to reduce suicide rates in our local teenagers.

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