SDSMA Community Service Award Nominees

This award is presented to a physician who has demonstrated exemplary involvement in community affairs in South Dakota.


Nominee
: Rob Allison, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Nominated by: Dan Heinemann, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement: "Rob Allison aside from the medical care he provides the citizens of Pierre is a selfless volunteer. He volunteers for his specialty society and his state association. I want to recognize him for his volunteer soccer coaching. If you have ever asked him about his soccer teams you better have plenty of time to listen. He has turned his passion for the sport into an opportunity to teach other how to participate at a high level and enjoy the sport. He is an excellent teacher and coach and very deserving of recognition for the work he does to support youth development in Pierre."

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Nominee: Shannon Hoime, MD
Specialty: Pediatrics
Nominated by: Jesse Barondeau, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement: "Dr. Hoime presented on the topic of gun violence and safety at the SDSMA annual conference and did a wonderful job. That is a difficult, politically dangerous topic to bring up in this state, and that was noticeable with some of the follow up questions that developed. However, this is a very important topic in pediatrics, and given some of the responses from surgeons and other specialists not involved
in the care of pediatrics, she showed this is a topic that needs more education on the scientific facts. She also presented in Pierre against HB 1057 regarding the transgender issue."

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Nominee:
Earl Kemp, MD
Specialty:
Family Medicine
Nominated by:
Benjamin Liscano, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement:
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Dr. Kemp was the program director at Center for Family Medicine for decades and was involved in the training and development of dozens of physicians who now practice across our state. His dedication to medicine, education and service to his patients, colleagues and community is exemplary. He currently is recently retired but spends much of his free time volunteering throughout the Sioux Falls area in a number of capacities."

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Nominee:
Mary Nettleman, MD
Specialty:
Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
Nominated by:
Mary Carpenter, MD

Excerpt from nomination statement:
"Dr. Nettleman came to South Dakota to assume the position of the Dean of our medical school. She is the first woman to hold that position in the history of our school. During her tenure she has worked tirelessly to improve the education of our students including expanding the class to 71 students, establishing the FARM program which is enjoying great success, and she has been dedicated to helping improve access to care in the rural parts of our state, especially by her leadership on the Governor's Primary Care Task Force. She has been a highly visible and respected advocate for the school and has been very successful in improving the financial support for the school's students to reduce their medical student debt. She has also been very involved in the SDSMA as a representative for the med school to improve mutual support and cooperation between our two groups. She came to South Dakota without any existing ties to our state and fully embraced the mission of our school."

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Nominee: Jeremy Storm, DO
Specialty:
Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
Nominated by:
Francis Bandettini, DO

Excerpt from nomination statement:
"Dr. Storm has helped myself and other physicians with education concerning telemedicine and telehealth. He is an excellent resource within the community for these options in excellent patient care."