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Michelle Baack, MD


  • Undergraduate
    South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
  • Medical School
    University of South Dakota School of Medicine (Vermillion, SD)
  • Residency
    Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine: Creighton - University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • Fellowship
    Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Neonatology & Perinatal Medicine, Research focus: fetal and neonatal nutrition, infants born to diabetic mothers, cardiac health, mitochondria and metabolism

Losing my first baby to an illness after birth gave me a tender heart for very sick babies and their families. As a neonatologist, I strive to optimize care for premature or sick babies, while supporting families through their NICU journey. As a clinician-scientist, my goal is to understand how early environmental exposures, like nutrition, influence both the short and long-term health of the developing baby.

Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
Associate Professor, University of South Dakota School of Medicine
Assistant Scientists, Environmental Influences on Health & Disease


Dr. Baack is married and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking and outdoor sports.

2018 Warren L. Jones Faculty Award for excellence in teaching basic medical science, USD-SSOM
2016 APS select distinction in scholarship in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology
2016 The 2016 Chester B. McVay Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, USD-SSOM
2015 NICHD Young Investigator Award
2015 Early Career Award, Perinatal Research Society
2015 Department of Pediatrics Distinguished Researcher Award, USD-SSOM
2002 Physician Leadership Award for South Dakota Easter Seals
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
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Sanford USD Medical Center

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Sioux Falls, SD 57117

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Sanford Children's Hospital

1600 W 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039

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