Dr. Bret Willardson
Dr. Willardson is an Active Duty Air Force Officer and board-certified dermatologist. While he primarily serves the active-duty military community in Anchorage and Kodiak, he enjoys the time he gets to work with the patients and staff at Alaska Family Dermatology. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and then completed his first post-graduate (intern) year at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He then spent two years practicing sports medicine, caring for musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Air Force Basic Trainees (new recruits), as well as special forces and military police trainees. He completed dermatology residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX, taking on the role and responsibilities of the chief resident during his last year of training.
Dr. Willardson was born and raised in Palmer, AK, and was lucky enough to get assigned by the Air Force to work at JBER following his residency training. Aside from the joy he gets from taking care of his patients, Dr. Willardson enjoys golfing (his wife might say it’s his first love!), hiking, skiing, fishing, and spending time doing all of these activities with his wife and 4 boys.