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Sanford School of Medicine
1400 W. 22nd St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Department of Surgery

The shortage of surgeons is well documented and nowhere is the need greater than in rural areas like South Dakota. Our surgeons share in the school’s mission of education, innovation, and compassion with a commitment to training the next generation of doctors for the state and region.

We are dedicated to providing an unmatched surgery experience for our students through small class sizes and hands-on learning.  Our specialties include:

  • Anesthesiology
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Research
  • Urology


Meet the Department

Over 300 Academic and Clinical faculty across the state teach our residents and students.
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Gary Timmerman

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Mike Turner

Program Assistant II
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Kristi Pearson

Department Assistant
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Mike Person

Associate Professor
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Jenny Guido

Assistant Professor
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David Fromm

Clinical Professor
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Jesse Kampshoff

Clinical Associate Professor
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Jack Gaspari

Clinical Professor
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Troy Gust

Clinical Associate Professor
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Katherine Van Demark

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Kenneth Scott

Clinical Professor
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Hoang Nguyen

Clinical Associate Professor
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Matthew Witte

Clinical Professor

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