Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, MD, FACP, Hospitalist

Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, MD, FACP

Hepatologist | Hepatology

1305 W 18th St Sioux Falls SD, 57105


Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran is a hepatologist practicing in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Rajendiran specializes in the study of body parts such as the liver, the biliary tree, the gallbladder and the pancreas. Hepatologists manage disorders in these areas and are specifically known for treating viral hepatitis. Patients who have received liver transplants also follow up with hepatologists after their procedure.

Education and Training

Univ of Maryland PG Hospital MD 2012

Univ of Nebraska Med Center MD 2018

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Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, MD, FACP
Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, MD, FACP's Expert Contributions
  • COVID-19 and Liver Disease Patients

    In December 2019, an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) started in Wuhan, China. (1)  It was named COVID-19, and the abbreviation is ‘CO’ for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ ‘D’ for ‘disease” and ‘19’ represents ‘the year when the outbreak started.’ It has...

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor USD Sanford School of Medicine 2019 - Present


  • Pancreatitis
  • Pain

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians  
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases  


  • Albert Einstein Medical Center Program   

Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, MD, FACP's Practice location

Sanford USD Medical Center

1305 W 18th St -
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Get to know Hepatologist Dr. Govarthanan Rajendiran, who serves patients in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dr. Rajendiran is a competent hepatologist who evaluates and provides treatment to patients pre/post-liver transplant and those with liver disease. Dedicated to providing exceptional and individualized care, he is in practice with the Sanford Center for Digestive Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Sanford Center for Digestive Health is the largest and most experienced team in the region, offering gastroenterology care, as well as colorectal and cancer screenings. The team of professionals work in partnership with surgery, hematology, and oncology to offer specialized care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, liver, stomach, small intestine, and colon.

A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Dr. Rajendiran serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. 

On the subject of his educational background, he earned his medical degree from the Madras Medical College in India in 2005. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He also completed his fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018. 

Following his training, the doctor became board-certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Hepatology is the branch of medicine that incorporates the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas as well as the management of their disorders. A hepatologist is a specialist who manages disorders in these areas.

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