Scott E. Knutson, MD, is a member of our Emergency/Trauma team and also serves as Chief of Medical Staff for Trinity Health. A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion, he 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 completed his Family Medicine residency at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Northwest Campus in Minot, where he received both the William J. Buckingham NDAFP and the Minot Community Preceptors Family Medicine Resident of the Year award in 2004. Dr. Knutson was named assistant dean of the Northwest Campus in 2015.
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.