Aaron Clem

Aaron Clem, MD

Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology

"Interacting with children and parents is the most rewarding part of the job. I want to promote hope and confidence in every situation."

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About Me

Pediatric cardiologists help parents and their primary care providers effectively manage the child’s heart health. Aaron Clem, MD, diagnoses and treats heart conditions in newborns to age 18 at Avera Medical Group Pediatric Specialists Sioux Falls. He also provides fetal cardiac care.

Expert Care in Pediatric Cardiology

Your pediatrician or family medicine provider will refer your child to pediatric cardiology when there’s a concern, which could occur even before baby is born.

Some of the conditions Dr. Clem expertly cares for include:

  • All forms of congenital heart disease – e.g. "holes in the heart", valve disease, single ventricle defects
  • Heart murmur
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations/arrhythmias

“We have innovative and minimally invasive ways to treat children,” said Dr. Clem. “I especially want to help guide expecting parents through pregnancy so that everything goes as smoothly as possible when baby is born."

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Clem enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he leads an active — and artistic — lifestyle. You might find him waterskiing, wakeboarding, hiking, or playing the drums.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Oregon Health and Science University and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, Pediatrics


University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Pediatric Cardiology

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Pediatrics Resident Teaching Award, OHSU, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR
  • Best Poster Award, Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium 2015: Safety, Feasibility, Results, and Economic Impact of Common Interventional Procedures in a Low-Volume Region of the United States
  • Avera Health Medical Student Scholarship
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • UNMC Department of Pediatrics 2021 Fellow Teaching Award, Omaha, NE
  • Child Health Research Institute 2021 Medicinal Musings Winner: “Truncus -- the Odyssey”, Drum Composition and Performance, Omaha, NE


American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Medical Research & Clinical Trials

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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