Keith Dahlberg

Keith Dahlberg, MD

is a graduate of the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, and holds a BA in chemistry from Syracuse University.


Lois Dahlberg
Lois Dahlberg, RN

is a graduate of the former Syracuse General Hospital School of Nursing, and holds a BS in management technology from Lewis & Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho.


During 1957 to 1962, we re-opened the American Baptist Hospital at Kengtung, Burma, which had closed during World War II.  From 1963 to 1967, we established a new hospital at Mae Sariang, Thailand, and worked there again from 1977 to 1981.

We were among the first responders in the Cambodian refugee crisis in 1979, at Sa Kaew camp in Thailand, near Aranyaprathet.

Keith worked as a family physician in Kellogg, Idaho, USA from 1967 until 1977 and from 1981 until 1993.  After Keith retired from his practice in Kellogg, we volunteered for a year at the Kwai River Christian Hospital in Huay Malai, Thailand, while its usual physician was on sabbatical.  

Since 1994 Keith has performed additional medical volunteer work at Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea, again at Kwai River Christian Hospital, and in Burma’s Kachin State helping train village health workers. 

He also worked as a “Rent-a-Doc” (locum tenens) in nine states in USA in the period from 1994 to 2004.  He has served twelve years on the American Baptist Churches/USA General Board and is now fully retired from medicine in Kellogg, Idaho, where he spends his time writing.

Lois accompanied Keith and also worked on most of those projects, both as a
nurse and as a community volunteer. She has spent many years serving in
American Baptist Women, and as a school nurse in North Idaho.

We are proud of our four adult children and nine grandchildren.