Timmerman named chair of surgery at Sanford School of Medicine
Timmerman brings nearly 30 years of experience in surgery and teaching to the position. Most recently, Timmerman has served students and patients in the Sioux Falls area in a variety of capacities, including as chief of staff at Sanford USD Medical Center and as a clinical associate professor of surgery at the Sanford School of Medicine.
“Dr. Timmerman’s energy and commitment will be a wonderful platform on which the Department of Surgery can expand its role of providing opportunities for surgical education for South Dakota,” said Dr. Rodney Parry, dean of the Sanford School of Medicine and vice president of health affairs at USD.
Timmerman is active in numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, where he serves as vice chair on its board of governors; the Western Surgical Association; the Southwestern Surgical Congress; the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the South Dakota Trauma System Statewide, where he serves as state trauma medical director.
Originally admitted to the USD School of Medicine in 1980 after completing just three years of undergraduate work, Timmerman received an honorary Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in 1984. After two years at the USD School of Medicine, he transferred to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., where he finished his M.D. in 1984. He completed a general surgery residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. in 1989.
A photo of Timmerman is available for download here: www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/G_Timmerman.jpg.
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