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 Hospital

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


 

 

Faculty

Allergy

  • R. Maclean Smith, M.D.
    Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Residency: Internal Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin
    Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa)

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)
  • Brooke 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
  • Gokhan Olgun, M.D.
    Medical School: Hacettepe University School of Medicine (Turkey)
    Residency: Pediatrics - University of Illinois at Chicago
    Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care - University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 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 
  • 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
    Residency: University of North Carolina
    Fellowship: Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington

Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics

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

Emergency Medicine

  • Arleigh Trainor, M.D.
    Medical School: University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
    Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Endocrinology

  • Kurt Griffin, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Health (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • 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, Minnesota)
  • John Shelso, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Nebraska
    Residency: Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences 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
    Residency: Pediatrics: Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital (Park Ridge, Illinois) 
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Gary Neidich, M.D.
    Medical School: Brown University
    Residency: University of Minnesota
    Fellowship: University of Minnesota

General Pediatrics

  • 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
    Residency: UNMC Creighton Pediatrics (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Shannon Carruthers, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • Jennifer Haggar, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • Scott Henry, M.D.
    Residency: Loyola University
  • Katie Larson, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • 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
  • 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, Illinois
  • Kayli Reece, M.D.
    University of Minnesota Medical School - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    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, Illinois) 
  • 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, Missouri)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • 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, Missouri)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford Children's Hospital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • Aaron Zylstra, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Iowa
    Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

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, California)
    Residency: Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Jessica Olcott, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Jennifer Reed, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    Residency: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Daniel Reynolds, D.O.
    Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience (Kansas City, Missouri)
    Residency: Children's Hospital of Illinois (Peoria, Illinois)
  • Elizabeth Rubin-Peck, M.D.
    Medical School: Technion University (Haifa, Israel)
    Residency: University of Kansas (Kansas City, Missouri)

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, Delaware)
    Fellowship: Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Jenifer Reitsma, M.S.N, C.N.P., C.P.N.P.
    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
  • D. Isum Ward, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas
    Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Johns Hopkins University and The National Institutes of Health Consortium (Baltimore Maryland)

Hematology/Oncology

  • Daniel Callaway, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
    Residency: Tulane University Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Fellowship: Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • 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, North Dakota)
    Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
    Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Research Fellowship (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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, New York)
    Fellowship: University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida) 
  • 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 Ohio
    Fellowship: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mental Health

  • Tamara Vik, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: Psychiatry - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Fellowship: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

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, Minnesota
    Residency: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, Rochester Minnesota
    Fellowship: University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont
  • 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, Pennsylvania)
    Fellowship:Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 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, South Dakota)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • 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, Iowa)
    Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital (Iowa City Iowa)
  • 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, Nebraska)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)

Nephrology

  • Justin Kastl, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine (Kansas City, Missouri)
    Residency: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Children's Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • 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, Ohio)
    Fellowship: Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Sotirios Keros, MD
    Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham, Alabama)
    Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, New York)
    Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, New York)

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, New York)
    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital (Charleston, South Carolina)
    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

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, California)
    Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (Loma Linda, California) & The Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry (Topeka, Kansas)
    Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine (Denver, Colorado)

Pulmonology

  • Amit Jain, M.D.
    Medical School: Shri BM Patil Medical College (Bijapur, India)
    Residency: Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, New Jersey)
    Fellowship: St Christopher Hospital for Children (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 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

Radiology

  • Susan Duffek, M.D.
    Medical School: University of South Dakota
    Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (Madison, Wisconsin)
    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Janet Dubois, M.D.
    Medical School: University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa)

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