Sioux Falls Site Director Message
Sanford USD Medical Center has a rich history of providing healthcare in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area. From one of the first hospitals in the region to the flagship hospital of one of the largest rural healthcare systems in the country, Sanford USD Medical Center is a 544-bed hospital with 35 operating rooms, a Level II trauma center and more than 4,700 employees.
Orthopedics and sports medicine has been a focus of patient care for a number of years, and is recognized as a program of distinction within the health system. In Sioux Falls, 12 orthopedists and two podiatrists practice in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic. The physician subspecialties include sports medicine, adult reconstruction, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, and hand surgery. In 2015, the team performed more than 7,000 orthopedic cases at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
In addition to the inpatient and outpatient services, the orthopedic team provides coverage to area sports teams including: Division I - South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota; Division II - Augustana University; NBA Developmental League - Sioux Falls Skyforce; and several local high school sports programs.
The orthopedic specialists at Sanford also serve as clinical faculty for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, the Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program and also host a variety of clinical students annually. As a resident in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Sanford Health Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, you will have the opportunity to develop clinical and surgical skills, and be involved in clinical or basic science research with the goal of preparing to successfully practice as a general orthopedist or pursue an orthopedic subspecialty fellowship.
Robert VanDemark, M.D.