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Katie D. Bonnichsen

Katie D. Bonnichsen, MD


"The best part of my work is developing relationships with patients and working together to make sure their goals are met."

Office Information

About Me

For all of your family’s skin care needs, look to Katie Bonnichsen, MD, a dermatologist at Avera Medical Group in Pierre, SD.

Expert Dermatological Care for Your Skin

As a general dermatologist, Dr. Bonnichsen provides a wide variety of skin care services. Look to her for the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, such as:

  • Acne
  • Birthmarks
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Moles, warts and other skin growths
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Sun-damaged skin

“My work as a dermatologist is both challenging and meaningful,” she says. “I enjoy getting to see patients of all ages and following them through the stages of life.”

Dr. Bonnichsen is also passionate about skin cancer prevention and treatment. “An ounce of prevention by protecting yourself from the sun is worth a pound of cure. It’s easier to take small steps now to prevent skin cancer from ever happening. But even if it does, we’re here to help you.”

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Bonnichsen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, baking, doing yoga, and spending time outdoors, especially boating on the river.



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


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Eligible - American Board of Dermatology

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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