Physician Health Leadership Institute

The SDSMA Center for Physician Resources Health Leadership Institute is an initiative of the SDSMA that aims to prepare physicians to lead the transformation of health care delivery by facilitating their development of the knowledge, skills and insights needed to bring the clinical perspective to the decisions that are essential to the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective health care.

Participants are now being accepted for the 2021-22 courses. Those with questions may contact Mark East at

There are six monthly sessions - Friday evening from 5:30 pm-9 pm CT, and Saturday morning from 8 am-12 noon CT. Cources begin in October with exact dates to be announced soon.

To learn more, please contact Mark East at or 605.336.1965.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 SDSMA Health Leadership Institute graduates!
  • Matthew C. Anderson, MD
  • Elyse N. Brock, MD
  • Anora D. Henderson, MD
  • Sherri D. Koch, MD
  • Mary Jo Olson, MD
  • Michael P. Pietila, MD
  • Michelle D. Schimelpfenig, DO
  • Scott L. Boyens, MD
  • Sarah A. Flynn, MD
  • Ken G. Maina, MD
  • Terri Peterson-Henry, DO
  • Shawn D. Van Gerpen, MD
  • Yorell Manon-Matos, MD

2019-20 HLI graduates

  • Denise Hanisch, MD
  • Laura Hoefert, MD
  • Madaiah Lokeshwari, MD
  • Emily Murphy, MD
  • Meghan O'Connell, MD
  • Heather Preuss, MD
  • Jennifer Schriever, MD
  • Jeremy Storm, DO
  • Teja Vasamsetty, MD
  • Brian Wilson, DO

2018-19 HLI graduates

  • Alaa Al Nofal, MD
  • Muslim Atiq, MD
  • Jesse J. Barondeau, MD
  • Mark N. Beard, MD
  • Fernando J. Bula-Rudas, MD
  • Sara H. Castellanos, DO
  • Kara L. Dahl, MD
  • Jennifer J. Tinguely, MD
  • Nazia N. Qazi, MD
  • Victoria L. Walker, MD

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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