Sanford School of Medicine Neurosciences

Jerome Freeman, M.D.

Chair & ProfessorJerome Freeman, Neurosciences chair
Department of Neurosciences


  • Jerome W. Freeman and wife, Mary, have one son
  • Resides in rural Brandon
  • B.A. from Augustana College (psychology and philosophy)       
  • M.D. from University of Utah
  • Internal medicine residency at University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Neurology residency at University of Kansas ·        
  • Master's of selected studies (biomedical ethics) at The University of South Dakota
Career Highlights       
  • Faculty member of Sanford School of Medicine since 1980
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences since 1991
  • Co-editor, South Dakota Journal of Medicine, from 1991-2005
Service Highlights  
  • Board member, The Visual Arts Center (Washington Pavilion)
  • Board member, Center for Western Studies
  • Board member, Alzheimer's Association
  • Board member, Community Disability Services
  • Board member, All Saints School
  • Board member, Sanford USD Medical Center since June 2000
  • Board chairman, Sanford USD Medical Center since June 2007
Honors Highlights
  • Parkinson's Association of South Dakota Friend Award
  • South Dakota ACP Humanism Award
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (SSOM)
  • Anton Hyden Distinguished Professor Award (SSOM)
  • Friend of Nursing Award (Sioux Valley Hospital)