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Wishing You Well for Keeping Us Well — Dr. Ed Gerrish to Retire July 1


Brown Clinic announces Dr. Ed Gerrish’s retirement from practice after serving Watertown and the surrounding area for more than three decades. Since joining Brown Clinic in 1983, Dr. Ed Gerrish has helped hundreds of people feel and live better. He will be accepting appointments until June 23rd.

“It’s been an honor to work for him and the rest of the partners at Brown Clinic,” said Jim Vachal, Brown Clinic’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Dr. Ed has been such an outstanding surgeon, he’s the best in northeast South Dakota. It’ll be unfortunate to lose that kind of talent to retirement, but his retirement is well deserved.”

Dr. Ed Gerrish was raised in Mobridge. He received his professional education at the University of South Dakota, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1974. He earned his MD from the USD School of Medicine in 1978, followed by an internship at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1979.

He subsequently relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where he received advanced training in surgery by completing his residency at University Hospital's Case Western Reserve. Dr. Ed Gerrish came to Watertown in 1983.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgery. He is the first surgeon ever to be twice elected President for the South Dakota Chapter of American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Gerrish enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Catherine Gerrish, their two sons and their families, Ed Gerrish, PhD and his wife Leslie and Greg Gerrish, MD and his wife Allison, and their children, Gwen Catherine and Allen Gregory. He also enjoys big-game archery hunting, bird hunting and fishing.

Brown Clinic and the Watertown community congratulates Dr. Ed Gerrish on his retirement. All of us at Brown Clinic wish you the best!