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The Sports Medicine team at Dakota State University is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality medical services to every student-athlete in a very timely fashion. On-site medical services provided include, but are not limited to, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation services, and pre-participation exams. The primary sports medicine team is comprised of a team orthopedic physician and 2 state licensed athletic trainers. This professional staff is responsible for the healthcare and safety of over 300 student-athletes.
Our team consists of:
Keith Baumgarten, M.D. -- Team Orthopedic Physician
Dr. Keith Baumgarten joined the Dakota State University Sports Medicine Team in August 2005. Dr. Baumgarten graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after which he completed a residency at Washington University - Barnes Jewish Hospital. Dr. Baumgarten also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. While there, he was also an Associate Physician with the New York Mets baseball team. Dr. Baumgarten specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery and also practices general orthopedics. He is Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Brad Gilbert, L/ATC, CSCS -- Head Athletic Trainer
Mr. Brad Gilbert is starting his 15th year as the Head Athletic Trainer at DSU. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 1994 from the University of Montana and then continued his education as a Graduate Assistant at South Dakota State University. In 2007, he obtained his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Assocation. He is employed as a Personal Trainer in the summer at the Madison Community Center and is also the Athletic Trainer for Madison High School. In addition, Gilbert is an instructor for Dakota State. He has a wife Terri and two sons, Brayden 13 and Carter 6.
Sarah Weidler -- Assistant Athletic Trainer
Ms. Sarah Weidler, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., is entering her first year as DSU assistant athletic trainer. She graduated from Dakota Wesleyan last May with a degree in Athletic Training.
Weidler is certified under the Board of Certification (BOC), Inc. for athletic trainers. She is also a First Aid/CPR certified.
Weidler graduated from Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School.
For participant health, insurance, and physicals forms, please go to the Forms and Handbook page.