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Brent Thurness, MD

  • Position: Medical Director of Anesthesia
  • Primary Specialty: Anesthesiology
  • Gender: Male

About Brent

Dr. Brent Thurness comes to Gillette from Rapid City, South Dakota, where he practiced at Black Hills Surgical Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Thurness wanted to work in a smaller community with a history of businesses that were involved in giving back. The Campbell County school system was also impressive, and his daughter Emma will be a sophomore in the fall with plans to play tennis, run track and sing in the choir at one of our high schools.

Dr. Thurness and his wife Shelly have two other children, both sons who play football for Chadron State College in Nebraska.

In his role as Medical Director of Anesthesia, Dr. Thurness is very interested in the role the department can play in educating patients about the problem of opioid abuse and ways to prevent its spread with alternative methods for pain management.

Affiliations Campbell County Memorial Hospital
  • Medical School
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City, IA
  • Residency
  • Anesthesiology University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics