Dr. Lee Trotter

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Lee Trotter, D.O.


Board Certified, The American Board of Surgery-Certificate #039029

1994 – Current



ACLS instructor


General Surgery Residency, Keesler Medical Center

1988 – 1993

Medical Degree, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA

1984 – 1988

BS Degree Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 

1982 – 1984

Ricks College, Rexburg, ID

1979 – 1980


Pediatric Surgery/Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopy, Adult Trauma, General Surgery, Endoscopy, and Plastic Surgery

Current Practice

Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Norfolk, Va Level 1 Trauma provider, pediatric surgery

2016 – 2019

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of South Dakota

2000 – Current

Health Concepts, LLC. General Surgery practice with bariatric focus

2009 – 2017

Medical Director, Black Hill Surgical Hospital Bariatric Center

2009 – 2014

Medical Director, Weight Loss Center, Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, WA

2006 – 2009

Medical Director, Black Hills Bariatric Center, Rapid City, SD

2000 – 2005

Medical Director, Carson-Tahoe Hospital Medical-Surgical Weight Loss Center

2005 – 2006

Rapid City Medical Center, Surgical Consultant

2000 – 2005

Medical Director Trauma Services and Surgical ICU, Trinity Health, Minot, ND

1998 – 2000

Medical Director North Star Criticare and Staff General Surgeon, Trinity Health, Minot, ND

1996 – 2000

 Professional Societies

American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Diplomat, American College of Surgeons

Spokane County Medical Society

 Honors and Awards

National Crime Victims Award – Given by United States Dept. of Justice, District of South Dakota


Medical dictation physician of the year, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD


Employee of the month, City of Minot Chamber of Commerce


Laparoscopic Society Resident Achievement Award


Personal Life

Born in Long Beach, California, Dr. Trotter enjoys outdoor family adventure, church activities, and aviation (multi-engine commercial pilot). He has been married to Stephanie Trotter for 37 years and they have 5 children.