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Pediatric surgeon joins Sanford Children’s

Dr. Scott Engum becomes North Dakota’s only pediatric surgeon

Scott Engum, MDFARGO, N.D. – Sanford Children’s welcomes Scott Engum, M.D., as North Dakota’s only pediatric surgeon. Dr. Engum joins the largest pediatric team in the region with more than 100 pediatricians practicing over 25 medical specialties.

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Engum offers everything from comprehensive care to routine procedures. He specializes in chest wall reconstruction, pediatric oncology, newborn minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgeries.

The addition of Dr. Engum to the Sanford Children’s team will provide a new level of care previously unavailable in this area. The closest option before was Minneapolis. Highly trained physicians such as Dr. Engum are not easy to find. We are incredibly fortunate that he chose to come home to Sanford to practice medicine,” said Paul Richard, President Sanford Fargo Medical Center.

Dr. Engum grew up in Minot, N.D., attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. He completed his residency in general surgery at Indiana University, and then completed two additional years of pediatric surgical fellowship training at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general and pediatric surgery.

Dr. Engum practices at Sanford Children’s, 737 Broadway, and he is now accepting new patients. For more information, call (701) 234-3467, visit or download the Sanford Health app on your smart phone.

About Sanford Children’s Hospital Fargo
Sanford Children’s Hospital located in downtown Fargo, N.D., is the only facility of its kind in the region and one of only 170 premier children’s hospitals in the nation. It includes a Pediatric Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Staff consists of pediatricians and pediatric specialists — including pediatric critical care and neonatology (the care of newborn babies), specialties not found elsewhere in North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.

Nadine Aljets
Sanford Media Strategist – Fargo Region
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