Susan Davies, PhD - Rapid City Medical Center

Susan Davies, PhD

Susan Davies, PhD

Sue Benson-Davies is the Program Director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and she specializes in disordered eating behaviors of adult patients with obesity and other obesity-related metabolic disorders. She joined the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at the Rapid City Medical Center, LLP in 2015. Dr. Davies received a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from South Dakota State University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine & Dentistry Newark, New Jersey. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and is recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

With an interested in obesity research, she also completed a sabbatical in Clinical Research Management at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland in 2012. Dr. Davies has worked on several national guideline and nutrition projects as an evidence analyst. She is credited with numerous publications in body composition, human metabolism, disordered eating behaviors and obesity. As clinical teaching faculty for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, her main focus is to engage medical students in obesity research.

Dr. Davies and her husband reside on a small ranch outside of Whitewood, SD where they raised a family and enjoy a herd of Norwegian Fjord horses.

  • Specialty

    General Surgery

Primary Location

Rapid City Medical Center Mt. Rushmore Road

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD 57701
605-342-3280

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Services Provided

  • General Surgery
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Upper GI
  • Biliary Disease
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Robotic Surgery
  • General Thoracic
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Biliary Strictures or Masses
  • Metastatic Liver Lesions
  • Hepatic Masses
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Medically Refractory GERD
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal Masses & Cancer
  • Thyroid Masses & Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Splenectomy
  • Crohn’s Strictures
  • Anal Fissures or Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pleurodesis for Recurrent Effusion
  • Lung Wedge Biopsies
  • Mediastinal Biopsy
  • Breast Lesions
  • Melanoma Excision with Node Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Lipomas or Soft Tissue Masses
  • Retroperitoneal Masses
  • Varicose Veins
  • Carotid Stenosis