Dr. Michael Pietila, MD


Pulmonology | Male

Dr. Michael Pietila, MD
Dr. Michael Pietila, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Yankton, SD. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Pietila is affiliated with Avera St. Benedict Health Center, Avera Creighton Hospital, Osmond General Hospital, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Avera Saint Anthony's Hospital and Chi Health Plainview.

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Dr. Pietila's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonology
  •  Malpractice claims in South Dakota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonology

Conditions Treated

  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine, Vermillion, Sd

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo School Of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Mn

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo School Of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, Mn

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    South Dakota State University

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Member


  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thoracentesis