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  • Undergraduate
    Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA)
  • Medical School
    Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
  • Residency
    University of Kansas-Wichita OB/GYN Residency (Wichita, KS)
  • Board Certifications
    Fellow with the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • OB/GYN
  • High risk obstetrics
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Annual exams
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • In office procedures
  • To provide high quality care to patients by practicing evidence-based medicine, explaining treatment options to patients, and helping them make an educated decision about what is best for them and their family members.


    Ellen Hopper, MD is married and has two daughters, a 4 year old and a 7 month old. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

    Avera Physician Academy
    Avera Medical Group Brookings Operations Council
    Avera OB/GYN Service Line Committee
    Chief Resident, OB/GYN Residency, Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010
    Dr. Charles Geppert Medical School Scholarship, 2006
    Ernest J. Hofer, MD Memorial Scholarship, 2004
    R.E. Rawlins Memorial Scholarship, 2000-2003
    Juniata College Presidential Scholarship, 1999-2003
    Juniata College Honor Society, Inducted 2003
    Sigma Iota Rho International Honor Society, Inducted 2002
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Inducted 2002
    Community Contribution Award, 2002
    Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Inducted 2001
    Health Occupations Students of American Distinguished Service Award, 2001
    Circle K Member of the Month, 2001
    Harvard Summer Research Scholar, 2002
    National Honor Society, Inducted 1998
    Primary Practice Location

    Sanford Health Watertown Clinic

    901 4th Street NW
    Watertown, SD 57201

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