Dr. James "Jim" Little, Jr., spent most of his childhood in Jackson,
Wyoming. His father, Dr. Jim Little, Sr., was the first pediatrician in
Jackson and still practices as a pediatrician here.
Dr. Little, Jr., graduated from Jackson Hole High School and earned a
bachelor's degree in television and film production at Syracuse University.
During college and afterward, he developed a passion for medicine while
working as a professional and volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
After a brief stint working in TV news and film production, he followed
his dream and went back to medical school. In 1998, he graduated from
the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was president
of his medical school class. He completed his residency training in family
medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
After practicing family medicine in the Portland area for seven years,
Dr. Little, Jr., had the opportunity to return home to Jackson Hole in 2008.
Jim embraces a patient-centric philosophy of medicine. He believes passionately
in the importance of a strong doctor-patient collaboration in medical
care and treating the whole person, and not just focusing on individual
organs or medical conditions. He has special interests in sports and wilderness
medicine, aviation medicine, pediatric care, and urgent care for children
and adults of all ages. He is board certified in family medicine and is
also a Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Little Jr. is an avid skier, volunteers
as a firefighter with Jackson Fire/EMS, and flies as a search and rescue
mission pilot with Civil Air Patrol.