Dr. Ripperda has been the medical director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center since 2007. In 1999, Dr. Ripperda earned his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. In 2003, Dr. Ripperda completed the physical and rehabilitation residency program at the University of Colorado.
He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as independent medical examination. Additionally, he has been board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. His specialties include physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain assessment and recommendation, and independent medical exams. His special interests include: electrodiagnostics (EMGs), acute spine injuries, workers compensation, spinal cord injuries, stroke, trigger point injections and non-cosmetic Botox injections for spasticity.
Dr. Shaikh joins Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sioux Falls with extensive experience in treating patients undergoing various stages of rehabilitation. Dr. Shaikh attended Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands-Antilles, where he received both a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a medical degree in 2001 and 2004, respectively. In 2014, he completed his residency in physiatry at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
His specialties include physical medicine and rehabilitation, Botox injections, sports injuries, concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries, trigger point injections, intra-articular injections, ultrasound-guided injections, spinal cord injuries, pain assessments and management, electrodiagnostics (EMGs), driving assessments and orthotics.