Sara Jumping Eagle

Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle is a Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist. Dr. Jumping Eagle is Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota from Kyle, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sara's parents died tragic deaths when she was a young child and so she and her young brother and sister were raised by her maternal grandmother and maternal aunts and uncle. Sara graduated from Little Wound High School in Kyle, South Dakota. She obtained her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Jumping Eagle did her Pediatrics Residency and Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Denver Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Jumping Eagle lives and works in Bismarck, ND. Dr. Jumping Eagle is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of North Dakota’s School Of Medicine. She is a member of the Association of American Indian Physicians, the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s national advisory council, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and a member of the AAP’s Committee on Native American Child Health. Dr. Jumping Eagle is married and has three children. She is an advocate for the Lakota way of life, retaining Lakota language, promotion of health among Native youth, and encouraging youth to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

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