Dr. Severidt graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1977. He completed his family medicine residency with the Genesis Medical Education Foundation (formerly Mercy/St. Luke's) in Davenport in 1980. He practiced in rural Iowa from 1980 to 2004. He came to Broadlawns Medical Center in 2004 with a dual appointment in the Department of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He was named Family Medicine Residency Director in 2006.
Dr. Severidt has served as a medical student preceptor and mentor for Des Moines University and the University of Iowa, receiving Preceptor of the Year from the University of Iowa in 2000. He also received the Iowa Medical Society Award for Community Services in 1999. In 2010, he received the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Educator of the Year award. Dr. Severidt has Clinical Faculty appointments at Des Moines Uiversity and the University of Iowa. His special interests include leading medical brigades to Honduras, obstetrical practice and rural medicine.