Dr. Tim Ridgway is the 15th dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and the vice president for Health Affairs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. After doing a transitional residency at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Ridgway is a Fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a Master of the American College of Physicians and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the SDSMA Presidential Award, the USD Sanford School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Augustana Alumni Achievement Award and the Teacher of the Year Award by the American College of Physicians. His service highlights include serving as president of the South Dakota State Medical Association and councilor of the Alpha Omega Alpha-South Dakota chapter. In 2015 he was named the Dr. Charley F. and Elizabeth Gutch Chair in Medicine. He has been a faculty member of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine since 1997.