Dr. Wilder is the founder and chief executive officer of LifeScape Medical Associates and LifeScape Premier. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and her medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Wilder completed her specialty training in Family Medicine at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland where she stayed on as faculty and Assistant Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Later, she served in Africa as part of “Operation Restore Hope” and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary and Meritorious Service Medals. Following her military service, Dr. Wilder served as founding Director of the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Family Medicine residency program and Director of Clinical Genomics Education. At the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wilder served in numerous leadership and executive roles and was the recipient of several honors including the Family Medicine Educator of the Year.
Dr. Wilder is Board certified in Family Medicine and earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served on the faculty of The Uniformed Services University, The George Washington University, and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She currently teaches medical students from University of Arizona and the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Wilder has written several textbook chapters and journal articles with specific emphasis on “patient centered” medicine. She is the former President of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, and served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to preventing domestic violence and child abuse.