Nielsen Inducted Into National Medical Honor Society

photo of Byron Neilsen Byron Nielsen, M.D., a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Byron Nielsen, M.D., a Yankton-based physician and clinical assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.

Nielsen is also a graduate of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. His medical practice specializes in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

AOA is a national, professional medical organization that recognizes excellence in scholarship and high ideals in healthcare.

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