Dr. Larry Ebbert
Inducted - 2001
Larry Ebbert was born in Ravenna and attended school at Ravenna Township School for the first eleven years. He graduated from Ravenna High School in 1961, the first year after the township and city schools merged. He was active in marching and jazz bands, student council and National Honor Society. Larry P. Ebbert, M.D. participated in the honors program at Kent State University and graduated in 1965. He graduated from Ohio State University Medical School in 1969, cum laude. After obtaining his M.D. degree in 1969, he served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He then finished his education with a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Duke University from 1971-1973. Dr. Ebbert then spent two years in the Public Health Service in Seattle, where he was also on the faculty of the University of Washington. In 1975, he moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, and became the first Oncologist to practice in South Dakota. Dr. Ebbert’s primary specialty is Hematology/Oncology, with a special interest and emphasis in cancer therapy. He is certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Ebbert has served as the Chief of Staff of the Rapid City Medical Center, has a private practice of Medical Oncology at the Cancer Care Institute at Rapid City Regional Hospital, is the principal investigator for the Rapid City Regional Oncology Group, a member of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group-a national research group centered at the Mayo Clinic, and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the South Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Larry Ebbert is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, and has been published in prestigious, professional journals. He lives with his wife, Elaine, and son, Ben, in Rapid City, South Dakota.