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Anderson named ELAM Fellow

Dr. Susan Anderson, Canistota, has been named a fellow of the 20th incoming class for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

The ELAM program is dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in academic health science institutions, where they enhance institutional leadership diversity, while contributing to organizational strategy and innovation.

Anderson graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in 1992 and from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1997. She was chief resident at the Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program and is board certified in family medicine while practicing at Sanford USD Physicians Clinic in Sioux Falls and Canistota.

She currently serves as medical director of the Canistota Good Samaritan Center. Anderson is currently associate professor and vice chair of Clinical Foundations and Rural Education, director of the Clinical Foundations component of Pillar 1 and a member of Gov. Dennis Daugaard's primary care task force and the USD Sanford School of Medicine Alumni Council.

She and husband Matt live in Canistota and have four children.