Daniel Petereit, MD
Regional Health - John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute
Dr. Petereit is a practicing radiation oncologist at John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute in Rapid City, SD, where he specializes in brachytherapy for gynecologic, prostate, lung and breast cancer.
“I liked the multidisciplinary aspects of radiation oncology and appreciated that it can be curative as well as palliative,” says Dr. Petereit, who says he also enjoys building relationships with patients as they go through treatment. “In some specialties, you don’t get as much of that.”
Dr. Petereit spent 10 years training and teaching in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he led the radiation therapy portion of the gynecologic oncology service for 5 years. In 1999, he got an idea to return to his home state and bring what he calls “the culture of service and science in which I was immersed” to cancer care in the Black Hills region
Meanwhile, he is the incoming president of the American Brachytherapy Society and continues to be excited about advancing cancer care in the Black Hills.