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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donovan Williams, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Kellyna Warnke
Director of Development

Julie Kriech
Director of Finance

Lisa Sorensen, M.S.
Director of Human Resources


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