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 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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Tim Ridgway, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.G.E

Vice President, Health Affairs
SSOM Dean

Susan Anderson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Executive Dean/Dean, Rural Medicine

Mark Beard, M.D., M.H.A.
Dean, Medical Student Education

Dawn Bragg, Ph.D.
Dean, Medical Student Affairs

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

Jennifer Hsu, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Education
Pillar 2 Director

Jason Kemnitz, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Academic Development and Faculty Affairs

DenYelle Baete Kenyon, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion/Professor

Julie Kriech
Director of Finance

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

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

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

Lisa Sorensen, M.S.
Director of Human Resources

Kellyna Warnke
Director of Development

Jacob Weasel, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Staff

Carmen Hammond (Carmen.Hammond@usd.edu), Executive Assistant to the Dean
Peter Carrels (Peter.Carrels@usd.edu), Communications Coordinator
Eric Dalseide (Eric.Dalseide@usd.edu), Information Officer
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