Gerald M. Rieber, MD

Gerald Rieber, MD

Gerald Rieber, MD

Dr Rieber joined Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics in July 2002. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Minnesota. Prior to entering the medical field, Dr Rieber was on active duty in the United States Air Force stationed in Texas, South Korea, and Nebraska working in computer and satellite operations.

Dr Rieber and his wife, Tammy have 3 children, Kaitlyn, Abbey, and Evan. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and home remodeling/building projects.

Dr Rieber is active in several community organizations. Member and Past president of Watertown District Medical Society, Past President and board member Watertown Area Swim Club, Past Chief of Staff and member of the Medical Executive Committee of Prairie Lakes Health System, and a member of the Quarterback Club. Dr Rieber is a member of the Board of Directors at Prairie Lakes Health System , serves as President of his church and an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 209.

Dr Rieber is a founding member of Sports Medicine Plus, a collaboration of Physicians and Prairie Lakes Hospital to provide Athletic Training services to the Watertown School District and local area athletes and is certified in the ImPACT concussion evaluation program for local athletes. Dr Rieber serves as team physician for Watertown and surrounding schools.

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Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2005


Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
BA, Biology/Chemistry 1989-1993

Medical School
University of Minnesota, Duluth and Minneapolis, MN
MD 1993-1997

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
General Surgery 1997-1998

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Orthopaedic Surgery 1998-2002


United States Air Force
Computer and Satellite Systems Operation 1985-1989

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • Chippewa County Hospital | Montevideo, MN
  • Coteau De Prairie Clinic | Sisseton, SD
  • Prairie Lakes Healthcare System | Watertown, SD
  • Avera Milbank Area Hospital | Milbank, SD

Society Memberships

State Society Memberships

  • State Medical Society
  • State Orthopaedic Society


Ranked in the Top 5% Nationwide by HealthGrades for Hip, Knee, Hip Fracture Repair, and Partial Hip Replacement

Organizations and Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ramon Gustillo Resident Research Society, University of Minnesota
  • South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Watertown District Medical Society
  • Watertown Chamber of Commerce
  • Watertown Quarterback Club 2008 to present
  • 1994 Summer Research Externship
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth Scholarship for Academic Achievement 1993
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society
  • President- Watertown District Medical Society- 2006
  • Vice-President- Watertown District Medical Society- 2005
  • Delegate to South Dakota State Medical Association – 2003
  • President/Board Member- Watertown Area Swim Club – 2005 to 2008
  • Prairie Lakes Health System Medical Executive Committee – 2006 to 2010
    • Chief of Staff- 2008 to 2010
    • Secretary/Treasurer- 2006 to 2008
  • Prairie Lakes Health System Board of Directors June, 2010 to present
  • Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Council Member 01/2011 to present


  • Minnesota License #41412- 1999 to present
  • North Dakota License #8016- 1999 to present
  • South Dakota License #5045- 7/02 to present
  • DEA Certification
  • Board Certified -American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- 2005