The Sports Medicine team at Dakota State University is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality medical services to every student-athlete in a very timely fashion. On-site medical services provided include, but are not limited to, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation services, and pre-participation exams. The primary sports medicine team is comprised of a team orthopedic physician and 2 state licensed athletic trainers. This professional staff is responsible for the health care and safety of over 300 student-athletes.
Brad Gilbert, L/ATC, CSCS - Head Athletic Trainer
Mr. Brad Gilbert is starting his 18th year as the Head Athletic Trainer at DSU. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 1994 from the University of Montana and then continued his education as a Graduate Assistant at South Dakota State University. In 2007, he obtained his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He is employed as a Personal Trainer in the summer at the Madison Community Center and is also the Athletic Trainer for Madison High School. In addition, Gilbert is an instructor for Dakota State.
He have two sons - Brayden (17 years old) and Carter (10 years old).
Fax Number: 605-256-5230
Matthew Ihler - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Matthew Ihler is in his third year as the Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Ihler obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2009 from Dakota State University. He continued his education in the Athletic Training program at South Dakota State University where he received his Master's Degree in Athletic Training.
Ihler obtained his certification in functional capacity assessment and basic nerve conduction velocity in 2013. Prior coming to Dakota State, he worked at Sandhill Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Garden City, Kan.
Matthew and his wife Lyndsey reside in Madison.
Kim Leibel, ATC, EMT-P - Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kim Leibel is in her second year as an assistant athletic trainer.
Leibel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Souh Dakota State University in 2007. She continued her education in a different field and got a certificate of Paramedic in 2010 from Avera McKennan school of EMS.
Prior to DSU, she worked at Hot Springs Ambulance.
Keith Baumgarten, M.D. - Team Orthopedic Physician
Dr. Keith Baumgarten joined the Dakota State University Sports Medicine Team in August 2005. Dr. Baumgarten graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after which he completed a residency at Washington University - Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Baumgarten also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. While there, he was also an Associate Physician with the New York Mets baseball team. Dr. Baumgarten specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery and also practices general orthopedics. He is Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.