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Sanford Physician Board Certified in Neurocritical Care

Larry Burris, DO Provides Responsive, Personalized Care for Patients.

Sanford Health Larry Burris, MD
Dr. Larry Burris, DO

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Health proudly announces Larry Burris, DO has achieved board certification in Neurocritcal Care (NCC). He is the only board certified neuro-intensivist in the Dakotas. In addition to NCC, Dr. Burris is boarded in internal medicine, hypertension, nephrology and is the director of NCC at Sanford USD Medical Center.

“Brain injuries and diseases of the nervous system can be disabling and life-threatening. But careful, thorough monitoring and innovative treatment of these problems can help ensure the best possible outcome for the patient,” states Dr. Burris. “With responsive and personalized care, patients in the NeuroICU can recuperate and regain the strength they need to move on to the next phase of their recovery.”

The Sanford Neurocritical Care Program began in 2009 and has cared for more than 460 critical ill patients. It is part of the neurosurgery and neurology service line that provides comprehensive critical care to patients with critical neurologic conditions. It’s a discipline that provides critical care for patients with a wide range of neurological disorders, including stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain trauma, intracranial hemorrhage, subdural hematomas, seizures, spinal cord trauma, status epilepticus, and encephalitis.

In the NeuroICU, a multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, nurses, therapists and other professionals provides balanced, attentive care in a unique environment. They assess a patient's vital functions, speech and eye responses every hour or more frequently, if necessary. In addition to Dr. Burris the NCC team includes:

  • Charles Miller, MD: board certified neurosurgeon and board eligible NCC
  • Kathryn Florio, DO: board certified neurology, vascular neurology, electophysiology
  • Michelle VanDemark, CNP, CNS
  • Krista Seurer, PA
  • Team of neuroradiologist, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and dietitians

For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.


Contact:
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
605-328-7056 or 605-366-2432 | stacy.jones@sanfordhealth.org