Kansas State University


Department of Kinesiology

Alumni Spotlight: Shane Thoreson

Shane Thoreson, M.D. is a Family Medicine Physician at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville, Kansas.

Dr. Thoreson earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at K-State in 2006 graduating Cum Laude.  While at K-State, he was highly involved in the K-States Singers along with other organizations.  He spent a summer in Izamal, Mexico serving through the K-State Community Service Program.   Dr. Thoreson was named an Outstanding Graduating Senior by the Dean of Student Life.

After earning his Medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center, he attended Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency in Salina KS.  It was here Dr. Thoreson was recognized with the KAFP-Foundation Hostetter Award, Smoky Hill Family Medicine Behavior Science Award, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award and inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  These awards were in recognition of traits such as exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence, compassion and commitment to family medicine.

Dr. Thoreson returned to his hometown to practice medicine and is currently serving as the Medical Chief of Staff.  Dr. Thoreson and his wife Laura Thoreson, DPT, have two children, a son Henry and daughter Emily.   He enjoys spending time with his family.  His hobbies include traveling, playing ball with his kids, and learning to play piano.

Dr. Thoreson stated “K-State was very special to myself and my wife.  Having the opportunity to improve my Spanish hands-on in Mexico has forever impacted the way I give care to my patients.  The Kinesiology program prepared me well for medical school.”