The SDSMA staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of members and carrying out the directives of the SDSMA Policy Council.

Executive Office

The Executive Office staff provides for the overall management of SDSMA and its staff. This office provides staff support to the Policy Council, administrative services for the Association’s officers and operational resources to support Association activities.

Administrative Services

Our administrative services staff coordinates Policy Council meetings and activities, plans the annual meeting, oversees section activities, works with the SDSMA Committee on Ethics and Judicial Affairs, provides administrative support to the SDSMA Foundation, and provides executive management services to district and specialty societies.

Advocacy and Legislation

Our legislative staff coordinates SDSMA’s legislative program, lobbies policies adopted by the Policy Council before the state legislature, coordinates opportunities for members to get involved through the Doctor of the Day and Physician Lobbyist programs, and provides staff support for SDSMA PAC.


The communication staff helps establish and meet SDSMA’s goals for communicating with its members, the media and the public. The staff also produces the association’s monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, South Dakota Medicine.

  • Elizabeth Reiss, Director of Communications; South Dakota Medicine Staff Editor           

    Membership Services

    Member Services staff coordinates membership recruitment and retention activities, manages member benefits and responds to member inquiries. Staff also maintains member files, including application processing and annual dues billing.

    Public Policy

    The SDSMA focuses on public health, scientific and patient safety issues throughout the state, emphasizing areas in which high-quality medical care and scientific expertise can benefit all South Dakotans.

    SDSMA office:

    2600 W 49th St Ste 100
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Phone: 605.336.1965
    Fax: 605.274.3274

    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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