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Dakota Midday: New SDSMA President Tim Ridgway

South Dakota State Medical Association

The South Dakota State Medical Association has a new president. Tim Ridgway, MD of Brandon was elected during the organization's annual meeting May 29. Dr. Ridgway is dean of faculty affairs and associate professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He has an active gastroenterology practice and serves as director of endoscopy at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The state medical association is a professional organization of more than 2,000 physicians, residents and medical students. Its stated mission is promoting the arts and science of medicine, protecting and improving the health of the public and providing leadership and advocacy in the field of health care.

Dr. Ridgway joined Dakota Midday and discussed the SDSMA's concerns, including physician shortages.