D. Landon Grills, MD


I was born and raised in the small town of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee. With a population of 4,500, it was hard to meet a stranger. When deciding on where to go to college, I did not travel very far. I ended up getting my Bachelor of Science in Biology at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

However, my decision to go to medical school took me to a faraway place in the Eastern Caribbean. I spent the first 2 years doing basic science work on the island of St. Maarten.

My last 2 years of clinical rotations was spent up and down the East coast from Baltimore, MD to Brooklyn and Queens, NY and then back to MD, but this time in Columbia.

Upon graduating medical school, I entered a post-doctoral fellowship in melanoma research at Johns Hopkins SOM / The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Soon after completing my post-doctoral fellowship, I began my Internal Medicine Residency at East Carolina Unisverity / Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC.

After reflecting on where I had been in my life, and where I wanted to go with the rest of my life, my wife and decided that we needed a break from the East coast. How much further can you get than Alaska, right? I took a hospitalist position at the Alaska Native Medical Center for 2 years. Within those 2 years my wife and I decided that we loved Alaska and wanted to continue to live, work, and play there in addition to yearly trips to Hawaii and traveling to the Western US and Canada.

I was fortunate to find a position with The Alaska Hospitalist Group to continue living this dream! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, fishing, hunting, and traveling.


D. Landon Grills, MD