Michael Kruer, MD
Dr. Kruer is an Associate Scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research, an attending pediatric neurologist at Sanford Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Neurosciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Kruer’s research is to characterize the mechanisms underlying movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases in order to develop targeted therapies. A second area of interest is neurologic autoimmunity.
Before joining the Children’s Health Research team at Sanford, Dr. Kruer completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University and obtained his MD at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He performed postdoctoral work at Translational Genomics in Phoenix, AZ before training in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kruer completed a fellowship in pediatric neurology and developmental pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University where he also obtained further postdoctoral training in molecular neurogenetics. Dr. Kruer also completed a fellowship in clinical neuroimmunology while at OHSU.
Dr. Kruer maintains subspecialty clinics at Sanford Children’s Hospital:
Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic
Neurogenetics/Neurometabolic Disorders Clinic
Pediatric Autoimmune Disease Clinic