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  • Undergraduate
    University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
  • Graduate School
    University of Missouri-Columbia School of Health Professions (Columbia, MO)
  • Medical School
    University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School (Columbia, MO)
  • Residency
    University of Missouri-Columbia Family and Community Medicine (Columbia, MO)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Family Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • Migraine and Migraine Variants
  • Male Health
  • To provide the highest quality, evidence-based care to patients of all ages while providing both the science and art of medicine at the bedside.


    Dr. Mark Beard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Missouri and continued on at the Medical School receiving his M.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well. Attracted to the physicians of Family Medicine and the quality of the Family Medicine program in Columbia, Dr. Beard also completed his residency training at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO. He is board certified in Family Medicine and currently practices at the USD Family Medicine Clinic for Sanford Health while also mentoring and teaching medical students in his clinical activities. Dr. Beard is currently serving as the Assistant Dean of Medical School Curriculum for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Aside from this, he has also completed his Masters in Health Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Education. During these years of training and his professional career, Dr. Beard has spent time internationally living in Eastern Europe for approximately 2 years. He continues to carry an avid interest for international service and international medicine. We are honored to have Dr. Mark Beard with us as part of the Sanford Health Team.

    Mark Beard, MD is married and has three children. He loves his family and any activities related to them. He loves working on classic cars, guitar, singing, and sports.

    Eagle Scout
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
    Humanism in Medicine Award
    Primary Practice Location

    Sanford USD 34th & Kiwanis Family Medicine

    2701 S Kiwanis Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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