Valerie Stephens, MD

Valerie Stephens, MD


I am a South Dakota native and at an early age, my family moved to southwest Minnesota where I completed primary education. I received my undergraduate degree in Geography at Mankato State University, where I graduated summa cum laude. 

After eight years as a cartographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I returned to school and obtained most of my premedical coursework at the University of Minnesota. I then returned to South Dakota for medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

I completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconson, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota. My main area of interest is GI oncology.

Outside of medicine, my interests include spending time with my pets, hiking, biking, art, and music.

Contact Info

Primary location: 
Rapid City Medical Center 2820 Mt. Rushmore Road Rapid City SD 57701
Board Status: 
American Board of Gastroenterology