Dr. Kepple graduated magna cum laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, receiving his bachelor’s in Physical Science. He received his M.D. degree from UC San Diego Medical School and completed his Family Medicine Residency through UC Davis Health. As a board certified family physician, he has enjoyed a broad spectrum practice including obstetrics and dermatology for over 20 years in Quincy, California. During these two decades, Dr. Kepple served as the Medical Director of the Rural Health Clinics at Plumas District Hospital. From 2014 to 2018 he served as the CEO of the hospital and clinics, ultimately leading the organization to a designation of a UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence.
He also serves as Medical Director of Frontline Medical Wildland Fire Team and cofounder of the annual Sierra Nevada Conservation and Wilderness Medicine Conference in Quincy. Dr. Kepple now focuses his clinical practice in dermatology. He enjoys mountain biking, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, gardening, theatre, songwriting and sharing life’s many other God-given wonders with his wife Tracy.