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Education

  • Undergraduate degree from Augustana College
  • M.D. degree from the University of South Dakota
  • Transitional internship at McKennan Hospital
  • Internal medicine residency, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  • Fellowship training in gastroenterology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Career Highlights

  • Professor of Medicine, USD Sanford School of Medicine
  • Executive Dean, USD Sanford School of Medicine, 2016-2020
  • Dean of Faculty Affairs, USD Sanford School of Medicine , 2006-2020
  • Sioux Falls Campus Dean, USD Sanford School of Medicine 2006-2020
  • President, South Dakota State Medical Association, 2015-2016

Service Highlights

  • Mentor and advisor to numerous medical students
  • Councilor, Alpha Omega Alpha – South Dakota Chapter, 2016-2020
  • Director, GI Endoscopy Unit, Veterans Administration Hospital, 2012-2020
  • Executive Council, American College of Physicians
  • Executive Committee, South Dakota State Medical Association

Honor Highlights

  • Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Presidential Award, South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, USD Sanford School of Medicine
  • Teacher of the Year, American College of Physicians
  • Dr. Charley F. and Elizabeth Gutch Chair in Medicine
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha