Scott E. Knutson, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biomedical science from St. Cloud State University and received his medical doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion. He completed his family medicine residency at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot, where he served as chief resident and received the William J. Buckingham North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians and the Minot Community Preceptors Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award in 2004.
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., before joining Trinity Health, Dr. Knutson practiced at Minot Air Force Base from 1998 to 2002, serving as Chief of Medical Staff, flight surgeon, and Officer in Charge of the Flight Medicine Clinic. He has served as clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at UND (since 2005) and has been the director of the UND SMHS MILE Program since 2011. In 2015, he was appointed assistant dean of the UND School of Medicine Northwest Campus. Dr. Knutson is a member of Trinity Health’s Emergency/Trauma team and past Chief of Medical Staff at Trinity Health. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Christian Medical and Dental Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
Emergency/trauma care is a field of medicine that focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability in response to acute illness or injury.