Current Fellows

Kade Lyman

Kade Lyman grew up in the small rural town of Blanding, UT, located in the 4-Corners area of Southeastern Utah. His youth was filled with athletics, camping, and jeeping. Following high school graduation and 2 years of church service in South Korea, Dr. Lyman attended Brigham Young Universityn where he majored in Korean Language and worked as a nurse assistant on the Navajo Reservation between semesters. After graduating with honors from BYU, Dr. Lyman attended the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. During medical school he met and married fellow Blanding-native, and love of his life, Katie. After medical school, Dr. Lyman completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Kade, Katie and their three children Berkeley, Payton and Ledger are excited to get back to small town living and look forward to enjoying all that Taos has to offer. In his spare time Kade enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing and spending time with his family.

Tim Kelley

Tim Kelley was born and raised in Methuen, MA. He completed his undergraduate training at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and stayed in Worcester to complete his Medical School and Residency training at the University of Massachusetts. Living in the Northeast, he developed his love for hockey, hiking and skiing, in addition to his love for his wife Sarah and their daughter, Natalie.Tim and Sarah have always been drawn to the Southwestern United States for the beautiful landscapes, fresh air and outdoor adventures. Together with Natalie, they are looking forward to their year in Taos, and exploring all the area has to offer. After fellowship, they will be moving to southern Vermont to continue the practice of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, and enjoy the activities they love. 

Joel Walthall

Joel Walthall was raised in Bozeman, MT where he found a passion for everything outdoors. An avid skier, fly fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman and water sports enthusiast, he has always sought out opportunities to explore the wild lands of the Northwest. After graduating from Montana State University, he married his college sweetheart, Taylor, and together they became fly fishing guides in Alaska. Dr Walthall’s journey into medicine took him from the salmon laden streams of the Cook Inlet to a stem cell research lab at Vanderbilt University where he worked on several NIH funded research projects. He then went on to attend medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Dr. Walthall then completed his residency at Mclaren Oakland hospital of Michigan State University. Upon completion of his fellowship at Taos Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Walthall and his family will be heading to Hamilton, MT to begin his practice. He, his wife Taylor, and four children, Reecelyn, Madison, Wes, and Brynley, are excited for this great adventure and for the year ahead in Taos!