Michael E. Machen

Family Practice, Obstetrics

Dr. Machen was born in Smith Center, Kansas, and grew up in Concordia, Kansas. Dr. Machen has practiced in Quinter, Kansas since 1986 as a partner at Bluestem Medical and now as a medical staff member at Gove County Medical Center. He serves as the Network Site Director for the University of Kansas Medical Center in Northwest Kansas and assists in directing the preceptorship program and rural programs associated with medical education in this area. Dr. Machen received the Doug Parks Rural Preceptor Award from KUMC-Wichita in 1999. He received the KAFP Exemplary Teacher Award, part-time category in 2005 and then won the national award for Exemplary Teacher part-time category with the American Academy of Family Practice in 2005. He was also awarded the Rural Preceptor of the Year for the State of Kansas in 2008. In 2014, he received the Ad Astra Outstanding Volunteer Award. He then received the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association Physician of the Year in August of 2015, the Ad Aspera Award – KUMC Volunteer Faculty, 2017 (KUMC Medical Student Assembly) and then was named the Kansas Academy of Family Practice Physician of the Year in 2018. In 2020, Dr. Machen was awarded full professorship in Family and Community Medicine by the Kansas University Medical Center. He has also served on several boards and committees such as the local school board, Kammco Board of Directors, Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative, EMS Medical Advisory Committee, Kansas Governor’s Advisory Committee on Trauma, KSHSAA Medical Advisory Board, Kansas Rural Health Association Board, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Review Committee for Opioid Use, and was a former Kansas Medical Society President. Dr. Machen and his wife, Susan have four children and have seven grandchildren. Dr. Machen is an avid KU fan and enjoys hunting and fishing.


1977 graduate of the University of Kansas and a 1983 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Machen completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College in 1986 in Family Medicine and has been Board Certified since 1987

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