James (Jamie) Conniff, MD, MPH, teaches in the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Residency and practices inpatient and outpatient family medicine in Duluth with a particular focus on LGBTQ health. He oversees the residency program’s community health training and chairs its Healthcare and Homelessness Committee. He is also the physician leader for Essentia Health’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Workgroup. He has previously participated in community-based research focused on improving access and quality of care for transgender people, and is particularly interested in training rural physicians to care for transgender patients. He grew up in small-town New England and trained in Connecticut, New York City, and Madison, Wisconsin before moving to Duluth with his husband Carson, their dog Bart, and their evil cat Sheba.