Bryan Wellman, MD

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Back, Neck, & Spine

Dr. Bryan Wellman is a specialty-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in advanced care for the back, neck, and spine. Dr. Wellman joined The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics in 2022, and he has served patients throughout South Dakota since 2002. 

From minimally invasive spine surgery to spinal fusions, cervical artificial discs, and spinal tumors, Dr. Wellman is very proud to take care of patients in the great community of Rapid City and the surrounding areas. 

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Wellman earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed his residency in neurosurgery—surgery for the nerves, brain, spinal cord, and spinal column—at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. 

Dr. Wellman also keeps an active lifestyle and spends his free time hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and exploring with his dogs. He enjoys the outdoors, the arts, and live music as well.

A board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Wellman is available to see patients in Rapid City, South Dakota, at The Spine Center and in Dickinson, North Dakota.

Education & Training


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1989

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993


Neurosurgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1999


The American Board of Neurological Surgery

Medical Interests

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fusions
  • Cervical artificial discs
  • Spinal tumors
  • Carpal tunnel surgery