Sanford School of Medicine Family Medicine

H. Bruce Vogt, M.D.

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Department of Family Medicine
  • Native of Yankton, South Dakota
  • He and his wife, Judy, have three sons and three grandchildren  
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from The University of South Dakota ·        
  • Bachelor's degree in Medicine from Sanford School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine
  • Residency in family medicine at Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program  
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine  
Career Highlights
  • Chair, Department of Family Medicine since 1996
  • Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program, School of Health Sciences
  • Program Director, South Dakota Area Health Education Center
  • Former Program Director, SSOM Transitional Year Residency
  • Former Dean, Graduate Medical Education, SSOM
  • Former Director, Medical Education and Program Director, Transitional Year Residency, Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Former Acting Director, Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency
  • Former Associate Director, Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency  
  • Academic Faculty, SSOM, since 1982
Service Highlights
  • Board of Directors, Center for Family Medicine, Inc.
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Rapid City Family Medicine Program
  • University of South Dakota Health Sciences Advisory Board
  • Governor Dennis Daugaard's Primary Care Taskforce        


  • President, United Day Care Center Board
  • President, SSOM Alumni Relations Council
  • President, 7th District Medical Society
  • Test Item Writer, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Test Content Reviewer, American Board of Family Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners Step 3 Standard Setting Panel
  • National Board of Examiners Step 3 Computer-based Case Simulations Committee    
  • Governor William Janklow's Health Advisory Committee, 1997-2002
  • Secretary-Treasurer, SSOM Alumni Relations Council, 2001-2011
  • Editor, South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians News, 1993-1997
Research Highlights
  • 26 peer-reviewed articles
  • Two monographs
  • Three book chapters
  • 39 editorials  
  • Editor or co-editor, South Dakota Medicine, (journal of SDSMA), 2006-2011
  • Guest editor, Primary Care Clinics, Disorders of the Ears, Nose and Throat, June 1990
  • Numerous presentations
Honors Highlights
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1980
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (alumnus) 1986
  • Anton Hyden Memorial Distinguished Professor Award, 1997
  • Chester B. McVay Award for Faculty Teaching and Research Excellence, 2000
  • SDSMA Media Award (co-recipient), 2009
  • Special Recognition, SSOM Alumni Relations Council for 29 years of service, 2011
  • Warren L. Jones, M.D., Faculty Award, SSOM Alumni Relations Council, 2012
  • Special recognition for editorship of South Dakota Medicine, SDSMA, 2012