As a kid, I was fascinated by medicine. A family friend was an OR nurse and suggested I volunteer at my local hospital. I thought I wanted to become an emergency room doctor, but in medical school, I found that I really enjoyed orthopedics and surgery the most. I like helping fix people from the start of their treatment to their final recovery. I feel like the luckiest guy alive. It is an overused axiom, but I actually get to get up everyday and go to work doing multiple things I love—therefore I have never worked a day in my life!
About Dr. Curd
Dr. Curd chose orthopedic surgery because of the diversity it offers. In orthopedics, he sees everyone from newborn babies through grandparents and great grandparents and helps restore their functionality so that they can get back to what they enjoy doing.
His practice is focused on hand surgery, congenital hand reconstruction, and microvascular surgery, as well as upper extremity surgery and tissue transfer. He cares for injuries and deformities from the shoulder to the fingertip. He is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on topics covering hand and upper extremity surgery. He has given lectures and performed surgery on five continents.
When Dr. Curd isn’t caring for his patients, he can be found on the sidelines as the Associate Team Physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede and Sioux Falls Canaries. He also enjoys playing the guitar, music, and athletic endeavors like rowing, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving, and flying.
Dr. Curd has completed the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is the president elect of Physician Hospitals of America. Dr. Curd is a senator for the state of South Dakota. He immensely enjoys solving problems—putting together groups of people with very disparate and different ideas and finding a collaborative solution that all can support. He is involved in various community endeavors and boards.
Congenital hand reconstruction
Upper extremity surgery/tissue transfer
Testimonials for Dr. Curd
Dr Curd has been taking care of my issues since 2006. He is very considerate and informative. When an operation was required it has been very successful- returning me to full functionality. The staff is helpful, courteous, friendly and cares about each patient. Definitely recommend and trust them.
Love OI and Dr Curd. He’s helped me with a couple of issues and I couldn’t be more pleased. The PA Chad is wonderful as well. The surgery went well, treatment(s) for another issue are as easy as they can be and easily scheduled. Definitely recommend Dr Curd to anyone with hand or shoulder issues!
Dr Curd is an excellent surgeon. Wish I would have had surgery months ago. So great to be able to sleep all night again pain free. I can’t say enough positive things about him and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Curd. Everyone was so knowledgeable and helpful and caring. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Curd in SD.
Dr. Curd and his staff are wonderful. More than willing to answer your questions without making you feel rushed. They’re willing to try different approaches before surgeries. He, his PA., and staff are very supportive.
I was referred to Dr. Curd by another health care professional. I am extremely pleased with the results and cannot compliment Dr. Curd and his staff enough for the care and professionalism they provide! I highly recommend Dr. Curd without reservation.