Allison Suttle, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Health@DrAllisonW @SanfordHealth
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 4:15 PM–5:30 PM
Dr. Allison Suttle MD is chief medical officer at Sanford Health, the largest provider of rural healthcare in the U.S. In this capacity, she oversees nearly 2,000 practicing physicians and clinical leaders. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities on rural health care and the growing adoption of advanced telemedicine technologies that allow physicians and health providers to interact with patients across a broad and diverse geographic footprint.
Dr. Suttle is part of the Sanford Health executive team that defines the overall business strategy and direction for the health system. In addition, she leads the clinical vision for the organization with a specific focus on standardization, quality and safety for Sanford Health’s clinical leaders and physicians.
Dr. Suttle has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Brown University, a medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and an MBA from the University of Sioux Falls. In 2017, she completed the Physician Leadership Academy executive education program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She is also an Aresty Scholar, a prestigious designation given by the Wharton School.
She completed an OB-GYN residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, before beginning her practice at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. In 2011, she was named chief medical information officer and has been serving as Sanford Health’s chief medical officer since 2014.
Dr. Suttle has been a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2003 and is a member of the South Dakota State Medical Association.
Dr. Suttle is also an accomplished amateur violinist, has met and played alongside renowned violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman and famous jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, and currently serves on the board of the innovative South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Her husband is a marketing communications expert and an adjunct English professor at the University of Sioux Falls. They have one son.