From Dr. Baumgarten
“As an athlete in high school and college, I spent a lot of time around sports medicine physicians. I was greatly impressed with how they helped me and other athletes get back into the game. Since I’ve always loved the challenge of making people better, the decision to enter orthopedics was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Today, I’m still very active with athletics, both as a participant and vicariously, through my patients.”
About Dr. Baumgarten
Dr. Baumgarten served as an Associate Physician with the New York Mets baseball team while completing his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He also has experience with the St. Louis Rams, Blues and Cardinals sports teams and is the current Head Team Physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede, the Sioux Falls Canaries and Dakota State University.
Dr. Baumgarten has been presented with the Charles S. Neer Award in 2011 and 2013 for the best shoulder research performed that year, and the O’Donoghue Award in 2014 for his research on ACL injuries. He strives to improve orthopedic knowledge and care by performing medical research, and presenting it at national meetings. He has published many journal articles and book chapters and has written a book on arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Baumgarten is quoted in an in-depth article by ESPN on Human Growth Hormone. A very interesting read for anyone, from athletes to farmers, who are trying recover more quickly. Click here to read more http://es.pn/1RzSeID
He is an elected member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is the first and only orthopaedic surgeon in South Dakota to be elected to this organization.
When Dr. Baumgarten isn’t caring for his patients or on the sideline helping athletes, he can be found participating in sports, reading and spending time with his family.
- ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repair
- Hip arthroscopy
- Knee surgery
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- Sports medicine
- Total shoulder replacement