Laura Davis Keppen, MD, Medical Genetics, Sioux Falls, SD, Sanford USD Medical Center

LauraADavis KeppenMD

Medical Genetics Sioux Falls, SD

Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Medical Genetics

Professor of Pediatrics

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  • Dr. Laura Davis Keppen is a medical geneticist in Sioux Falls, SD and is affiliated with Sanford USD Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and has been in practice 38 years. She specializes in medical genetics and pediatric endocrinology.

Education & Training

  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterRESIDENCY
  • Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
    Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South DakotaMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Cornell UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 1984 - 1991
  • OK State Medical License
    OK State Medical License 1980 - 1984
  • SD State Medical License
    SD State Medical License Active through 2021
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics Clinical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award SD School of Medicine Alumni Relations Council, 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award South Dakota State Medical Association, 2018
  • Warren L. Jones Award Sanford School of Medicine Class of 1954, 2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Dallapiccola: Keppen-Lubinsky Syndrome Is Caused by Mutations in the Inwardly Rectifying K+ Channel Encoded by KCNJ6  
    Masotti,A, Uva P, Davis-Keppen L, Basel-Vanagaite L, Cohen L, Pisanschi E, Celluzzi A, Bencivenga P, Fang M, Tian M, Xu X, Cappa M, American Journal of Human Genetics, 1/1/2015
  • Congenital Nasal Pyriform Aperture Stenosis and Ocular Albinism Co-occurring in a Sibship with a Maternally-inherited 97 Kb Xp222 microdeletion  
    Sompson D, Davis-Keppen L, Crotwell P, Flanagan J, Munson P, Stein Q, American Journal of Medical Genetics, 1/1/2014
  • Identification of a Founder Mutation for Maple Syrup Urine Disease in Hutterites  
    Mroch A, Davis-Keppen L, Matthes C, Stein Q, South Dakota Medicine, 1/1/2014
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  • SNP Microarray Data Analyzed for Mendelian Inheritance Errors Confirms Patern Genome Origina in a Premature Infant with Genome-Wide Uniparental Disomy and Features Sug...
    Crowell, P, Reed J, Stein Q, Davis-Keppen L, Khan A, ACMG, 1/1/2014
  • A Case Report of an Individual with Noonan/Cardio-facio-cutaneous/Costello Syndrome Spectrum with KRAS Mutation
    Kaecher K, Myers A, Davis-Keppen L, ACMG, 1/1/2014
  • Broad Thumas and Broad Toes: A Long Standing Clinical Diagnosis of Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome Molecularly Confirmed
    Kaecher K, Myers A, Knight Johnson A, Davis-Keppen L, ACMG, 1/1/2014
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  • "Mucopolysaccharidosis VI" 
    Chicago - 1/27/2013
  • Clinical "Pure" Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Is Caused by a Mutation in the Proteolipid Gene 
    Los Angeles, California - 1/1/1995
  • Newborn Screening 
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 1/27/1999
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  • Diabetes Update 
    Diabetes Beat
  • Familial Spastic Paraplegia 
    Keppen LD, Birth Defects Encyclopedia, Center for Birth Defects Information Services, Inc.
  • GLUCOGAMES: A Fun Incentive for Diabetes Management 
    Diabetes Incorporated

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