Susan Hoover, MD, PhD


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Dr. Hoover Bio

  • Scientist, Center for Health Outcomes & Population Research
  • MD, University of Colorado
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Colorado
  • Internal Medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Clinical and Research fellowship in Infectious Disease at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Primary Research Focus

Dr. Hoover’s research interests include the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, host factors, and therapies of infectious disease. Dr. Hoover also provides care to adult patients with a variety of infections at Sanford USD Medical Center and Infectious Disease Clinic.

Current Projects

Perspective Clinical Study of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Outside the Endemic Area.

Investigating the Consequences of a Change in Testing Strategy for Clostridium difficile at Sanford USD Medical Center.

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Emerging infections and infectious disease-related health disparities in South Dakota and the region
  • Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), a fungal infection that causes pneumonia
  • Herpesvirus infections
  • Antibiotic use and other infection-related quality measures


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2301 E. 60th Street N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Lab News

February 2017
Dr. Hoover’s proposal for analysis of the care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection was accepted by the Sanford Data Collaborative.

January 2017
Dr. Hoover co-authored a paper describing the development of a new test for Valley Fever. The paper is titled “Enhanced antibody detection and diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis with the MiraVista IgG and IgM detection enzyme immunoassay”.

November 2016
Dr. Susan Hoover was quoted in an article about valley fever by the Center for Health Journalism Collaborative.