Born in Minneapolis, David grew up in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School and summa cum laude from Concordia College. He played both high school and small college football.
David attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and after graduation from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ness completed a 3 year Family Practice Residency at Fairview-Saint Mary’s. As his medical career advanced, he worked for Dr. Seifert in Excelsior before starting Parkway Family Physicians with Dr. Langley in 1983.
Dr. Ness also worked as an Emergency Room physician in Grantsburg and Hudson, Wisconsin, from 1983 to 1996 and for several years served as an associate clinical professor for the University and ER preceptor for residents at Fairview.
Dr. Ness is a licensed private pilot and enjoys flying, motorcycles and playing electric guitars.