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  • Native of Ravinia, South Dakota
  • He and his wife, Mary Pat Wright, have three children


  • 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

  • Elective rotation for residents while on staff at Sanford and McKennan Hospitals, 1991 to 1993
  • Clinical coordinator, Yankton Ambulatory Program, Sanford School of Medicine, 1993 to 1998
  • Director, Nutrition Support Service, Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, 1993 to 1998
  • Associate professor, Sanford School of Medicine
  • Dean of clinical faculty, Sanford School of Medicine

Service Highlights

  • Mentor and advisor to medical students
  • Councilor, Alpha Omega Alpha - South Dakota Chapter
  • Member, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of South Dakota
  • Member, Executive Committee, South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

Honor Highlights

  • Outstanding Presentation of a Clinical Vignette, American College of Physicians
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  • Doctor of the Month - Sanford Hospital
  • Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha