Program Administrators

Joe Zenel, M.D., Program Director
Joe ZenelMedical School: Georgetown University
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Philadelphia)
Fellowship: American Academy of Pediatrics

 

 

 

Jody Huber, M.D., Associate Program Director
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital
Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Kayelyn Wagner, M.D. Associate Program Director 
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital
Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hosipital

Kelley Yseth, Program Coordinator
Kelley.Yseth@sanfordhealth.org
605-333-7197

Faculty

Cardiology

  • Nofil Arain, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center (Hungary)
    Residency: University of South Alabama
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota
  • Edgard Bendaly, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Beirut
    Residency: Indiana University
    Fellowship: Indiana University
  • Theresa Stamato, M.D.
    Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center
  • Residency: University of Chicago
    Fellowship: Hospital For Sick Children (Toronto)
  • William Waltz, Ph.D., M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: Wright-Patterson Medical Center (Ohio)
    Fellowship: Columbus Children's Hospital, Ohio State University

Child Abuse

  • Nancy Free, D.O.
    Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth)
    Residency: Pediatrics - Doctors Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Brook Jones, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine 
    Residency: University of Louisville
    Fellowship: University of Louisville

Critical Care

  • Mir Ali, M.D.
    Medical School: Deccan College of Medical Sciences (India)
    Residency: Richmond University Medical Center (Staten Island, New York)
  • Benson Hsu, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Missouri
    Residency: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Fellowship: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Jody Huber, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Joseph Segeleon, M.D.
    Medical School: Ohio State University
    Residency: Pediatrics - Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
    Fellowship: Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Lesta Whalen, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of North Carolina
    Fellowship: Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington
  • Ashley Sandeen, D.O.
    Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital 
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital 

Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics

  •  Carrie Kippes, M.D. 
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine 
    Fellowship: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Endocrinology

  • Kurt Griffin, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Health (Cleveland, OH)
    Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (Bethesada, MD)
  • Laura Davis-Keppen, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Oklahoma
    Fellowship: University of Oklahoma
  • Alaa Al Nofal, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Damascus (Damascus, Syria)
    Residency: University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston
    Fellowship: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  • John Shelso, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska
    Residency: Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas Medical Science Hospital
    Fellowship: St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University

Gastroenterology

  • Tonya Adamiak, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
    Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Brock Doubledee, D.O.
    Medical School: University of Health Sciences (Kansas City)
    Residency: University of Kansas
    Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Melissa Jensen, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: Pediatrics: Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital (Park Ridge, IL) 
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
  • Gary Neidich, M.D.
    Medical School: Brown University
    Residency: University of Minnesota
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota

General Pediatrics

  • Shannon Ashbaugh, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Barry Bauer, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Missouri
  • Elizabeth Bauer, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Nina Bishop, M.D. (Watertown Clinic)
    Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program
  • Rosanne Bosch, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: UNMC Creighton Pediatrics (Omaha, NE)
  • Jennifer Haggar, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Scott Henry, M.D.
    Residency: Loyola University
  • Tracy Jones, D.O.
    Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (Kansas City, MO)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Katie Larson, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Edward Mailloux, M.D.
    Medical School: St. Louis University
    Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • Scott McKercher, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska - Omaha
    Residency: University of Nebraska - Omaha
    Fellowship: Academy of Pediatrics
  • Gisella Wong Nano, M.D.
    Medical School: Universidad de San martin de Porres, Lima Peru
    Residency: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL; John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital del condado Cook, Chicago, IL
  • Candice Nelson, M.D.
    Medical School: University of North Dakota
    Residency: University of Iowa
  • Gulsah Olgun, M.D. 
    Medical School: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Kayli Reece, M.D.
    University of Minnesota Medical School - Minneapolis, MN
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program
  • Gisella Wong Nano, M.D.
    Medical School: Universidad de San Martin de Porres (Lima, Peru)
    Residency:John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL)
  • Tracy Pierret, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Rita Rabenberg, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Michelle Schimelpfenig
    Medical School: AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, MO)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Michelle Van Beek, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Iowa
    Residency: Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City)
  • Donna Weinacht, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Laura Whittington, D.O.
    Medical School: AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, MO)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Aaron Zylstra, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Iowa
    Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH)

General Pediatrics, Hospitalist Service

  • Carl Galloway, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska (Lincoln)
    Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center
  • Vishnu Kanala, M.D.
    Medical School: Kurnool Medical College (India)
    Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Julie Mayo, D.O.
    Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine (Pomona, CA)
    Residency: Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship: May Clinic
  • Jessica Olcott, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  • Jennifer Reed, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota
  • Daniel Reynolds, D.O.
    Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (Kansas City, MO)
    Residency: Children's Hospital of Illinois (Peoria, IL)
  • Elizabeth Rubin-Peck, M.D.
    Medical School: Technion University (Haifa, Israel)
    Residency: University of Kansas (Kansas City, MO)

General Surgery

  • Adam Gorra, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Residency: Maine Medical Center
    Fellowship:University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jon Ryckman, M.D.
    Medical School: Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia)
    Residency: Christina Care Health Systems (Newark, DE)
    Fellowship: Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Jenifer Reitsma, M.S.N, R.N.
    Graduate School: University of Nebraska

Genetics

  • Laura Davis-Keppen, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Oklahoma
    Fellowship: University of Oklahoma
  • Isum Ward, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas
    Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (2013-2015) and Johns Hopkins University and The National Institutes of health Consortium, Baltimore MD (2015-2017)

Hematology/Oncology

  • Daniel Callaway, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
    Residency: Tulane University Hospital (New Orleans, LA)
    Fellowship: Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital (Providence, RI)
  • George Maher, D.O.
    Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
    Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu)
    Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • Sam Milanovich, M.D.
    Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine (Grand Forks, ND)
    Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Research Fellowship (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Kayelyn Wagner, M.D.
    Medical School: University of North Dakota
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Infectious Disease

  • Fernando Bula-Rudas, M.D.
    Medical School: Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia)
    Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Elmhurst Hospital (Elmhurst, NY)
    Fellowship: University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL) 
  • Santiago Lopez, M.D.
    Medical School: School of Medicine, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus OH
    Fellowship: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Neonatology

  • Michelle Baack, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Creighton - University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Fellowship: University of Iowa
  • Lawrence Fenton, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Cincinnati
    Residency: Children's Hospital (Cincinnati)
    Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Jacquelyn Grev, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Residency: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, Rochester MN
    Fellowship: University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
  • Laurie Hogden, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Wisconsin
    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Fellowship: Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
  • M. Akram Khan, M.D.
    Medical School: King Edward Medical College (Lahore, Pakistan)
    Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
    Fellowship:Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA), University of Manitoba (Manitoba, Canada)
  • Stephen Messier, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Vermont
    Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center (Lackland Air Force Base, Texas)
    Fellowship: Wilford Hall Medical Center (Lackland Air Force Base, Texas)
  • Lauritz Meyer, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
  • David Munson, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    Residency: St. Paul Children's Hospital, University of Minnesota
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota
  • Suzanne Reuter, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital
    Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital
  • Baiba Steinbrekera, M.D. 
    Medical School: Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J & Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
    Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City IA
  • Dennis Stevens, M.D.
    Medical School: Indiana University
    Residency: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center
    Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center
  • Lawrence Wellman, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Kentucky
    Residency: University of Kentucky, Children's Hospital and University of Texas Southwestern
    Fellowship: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Jessica White, M.D.
    Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)

Nephrology

  • Justin Kastl, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine (Kansas City, MO)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, IA)
  • John Sanders, M.D.
    Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
    Residency: Tripier Army Center Pediatrics (Honolulu)

Neurology

  • Bonnie Bunch, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical School: SUNY-Stony Brook
    Residency: University of Colorado and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Shalome Dsouza, M.D.
    Medical School: JMFs A.C.P.M Medical School, Dhule, India
    Residency: University of Chicago Pediatric Neurology-Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
    Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta GA
  • Sotirios Keros, MD
    Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL)
    Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)
    Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)

Ophthalmology

  • Geoff Tufty, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

Orthopedics

  • Geoff Haft, M.D.
    Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency: University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics
    Fellowship: Starship Children's Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand)

Otolaryngology

  • Patrick Munson, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Palliative Medicine

  • Daniel Mark, M.D.
    Medical School: New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY)
    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital (Charleston, SC)
    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Julie Johnson, M.D.
    Medical School: Wayne State University
    Residency: University of Colorado
    Fellowship: Bush Fellowship Program
  • Kathryn Sigford, M.D.
    Medical School: University of California Davis School of Medicine (Sacremento, CA)
    Residency: Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
    Fellowship:University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Psychiatry

  • David Ermer, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska
    Residency: University of Kansas
    Fellowship: University of Kansas
  • Steven Cochran, M.D.
    Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine (Loma Linda, CA)
    Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (Loma Linda, CA) & The Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry (Topeka, KS)
    Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver, CO)

Pulmonology

  • Amit Jain, M.D.
    Medical School: Shri BM Patil Medical College (Bijapur, India)
    Residency: Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ)
    Fellowship: St Christopher Hospital for Children (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Chuanpit Moser, M.D.
    Medical School: Prince of Songkla University (Thailand)
    Residency: University of Oklahoma, Children's Hospital of Oklahoma
    Fellowship: University of California, Irvine
  • James Wallace, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency: Scott and White Hospital
    Fellowship: Medical College of Ohio

Urology

  • Kurt Eeg, M.D.
    Medical School: University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
    Residency: University of Toronto
    Fellowships: Sick Kids - University of Toronto; Children's Hospital - Louisiana State University