SDSMA Center for Physician Resources Health Leadership Institute

Develop the skills to be the leader you aspire to be.

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.

2020-21 HLI dates were the following. Information regarding the 2021-22 cohort is coming soon.
September 18-19, 2020
October 9-10, 2020
November 13-14, 2020
December 11-12, 2020
January 22-23, 2021
February 26-27, 2021

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

Past graduates:
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