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Elizabeth Curtiss, MD

Family Medicine

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Elizabeth Curtiss, MD

Location: Flagstaff 4th Street

Specialty: Family Medicine

Areas of Interest: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Prenatal Care, Women's Health

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Fun Facts: I grew up in Michigan with all of my education taking place there. I chose North Country HealthCare for the rural experiences and unique training opportunities, its beautiful location in the mountains, and to be close to family that has since relocated to Arizona from Michigan. In my free time I enjoy being outside, hiking and skiing.



  • Residency: North Country HealthCare; Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine; Detroit, Michigan; 2020
  • Undergraduate: BS in Biology; Alma College; Alma, Michigan; 2015








Publications & Special Projects


  • Curtiss E, Jiang Y, Liu L, Hawthorne C, Zhang J, Steinle JJ. Epac1 Restores Normal Insulin Signaling through a Reduction in Inflammatory Cytokines. Mediators of Inflammation. 2018, Jul; 2018(3809092): 1-9. PMID: 30116147.
  • Curtiss E, Liu L, and Steinle JJ. miR15a regulates NLRP3 inflammasome proteins in the retinal vasculature. Experimental Eye Research. 2018, Nov; 176(1): 98-102. PMID: 29981343.
  • Jiang Y, Liu L, Curtiss E, and Steinle JJ. Epac1 Blocks NLRP3 Inflammasome to Reduce IL-1B in Retinal Endothelial Cells and Mouse Retinal Vasculature. Mediators of Inflammation. 2017, Feb; 2017(2860956): 1-7. PMID: 28348460.
  • Liu L, Jiang Y, Chahine A, Curtiss E and Steinle JJ. Epac1 agonist decreased inflammatory proteins in retinal endothelial cells, and loss of Epac1 increased inflammatory proteins in the retinal vasculature of mice. Molecular Vision. 2017, Jan; 23(1): 1-7.PMID: 28210097.
  • Liu L, Jiang Y, Curtiss E, Fukuchi KI, and Steinle, JJ.. TLR4 regulates insulin-resistant proteins to increase apoptosis in the mouse retina.. Inflammation Research. 2017, Nov; 66(11): 993-997. PMID: 28681194.



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