Our leadership team provides guidance for more than 300 academic faculty and more than 1,000 clinical faculty across the state. Learn more about the Sanford School of Medicine leaders. 

Strategic Plan Summary

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Mary D. Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P.
Vice President, Health Affairs
SSOM Dean

Tim Ridgway, M.D. 
Executive Dean/Dean of Faculty Affairs

Paul Bunger, Ph.D.
Dean, Medical Student Affairs

William Mayhan, Ph.D.  
Dean, Basic Biomedical Sciences

Janet Lindemann, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean, Medical Student Education

Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Nedd Brown, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Robin Miskimins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research

Gerald Yutrzenka, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Mark Beard, M.D., MHA
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Education

Suzanne Reuter, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Affairs

Pasquale Manzerra, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Affairs

Edd Storey
Senior Director of Development and Planned Giving

Julie Kriech
Director of Finance

Lisa Sorensen, M.S.
Director of Human Resources

Staff

Carmen Hammond (Carmen.Hammond@usd.edu), Executive Assistant to the Dean
Nicole Plesec (Nicole.Plesec@usd.edu), Alumni Relations
Megan Van Sloten (Megan.VanSloten@usd.edu), Senior Secretary
Jackie Wilcox ( Jackie.Wilcox@usd.edu), Faculty Appointment Coordinator