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Dayana D. Maita

Dayana D. Maita, MD

Infectious Disease

"I believe in treating the whole body, healing and caring for the entire human—body, mind and soul."

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About Me

If you have an infection, count on Dayana Maita, MD at Avera Medical Group Infectious Disease Specialists in Sioux Falls, SD. A true detective of medicine, Dr. Maita explores infectious diseases, finds the root causes and after diagnosis, prescribes the most appropriate treatment. Dr. Maita became interested in medicine at a young age, having a strong interest in biology and microbiology.

Expert Care for Infections

Always curious and exploring the way infections work, Dr. Maita found a perfect fit in infectious diseases, including researching new trial-based antimicrobial drugs for drug-resistant infections. She focuses care based on the whole person and entire body—and specializes in treating general infections in adults as well as HIV/AIDS and common infections in transplant recipients.

Her special interests include:

  • Bacterial infections including infections caused by drug resistant bacteria
  • Fungal infections
  • Herpes virus infections
  • Hepatitis B and C virus infections
  • HIV/AIDS and Pre-Exposure Prophylasix (PrEP) for HIV prevention
  • Immunosuppressed-related infections
  • Mycobacterial infections, including tuberculosis
  • Organ transplant-related infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Travel medicine

“Be grateful and be patient,” is Dr. Maita’s advice to her patients. Having a warm, caring personality, she loves getting to know her patients and building relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Her goal is to treat patients while applying antibiotic stewardship techniques, infection prevention and promoting immunizations.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Maita spends time with her husband and children, dining out and enjoying good wine, doing yoga and pilates, and watching documentaries. She also loves traveling to new countries to experience new people, food and cultures. She is originally from Venezuela and speaks Spanish.



Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela, Medical School


St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, Internal Medicine


University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Infectious Disease

Teaching or Professional Positions

Chief Fellow Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Research Coordinator, University Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians; Infectious Disease Society of America; HIV Medicine Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center Stipend Award for the 2nd Symposium on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host


Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease

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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