Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center Hires USD Medical School Graduate

Aaron Dykstra, a 2001 graduate of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has joined Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in Rapid City.

Dr. Dykstra is an upper extremity surgeon. His expertise includes a variety of advanced procedures and techniques to diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

He completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Dykstra then underwent extensive hand and upper extremity specialty training through a fellowship at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Tacoma.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Michael Ewald
USD News