Craig Canby

Craig Canby
Director and Professor Anatomy
Professor Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Interim Associate Dean Academic Affairs
Office Phone 515-271-1668
Fax 515-271-7028
  • Ph.D., anatomy, University of Iowa
  • B.S. (cum laude), biology and chemistry, Iowa Wesleyan College

Awards and honors

DMU Distinguished Teaching and Service

Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion

Recipient of the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award

Recipient of the COM Dean’s Award for Outstanding Community Service

Anatomical variations; Technology-enabled student learning


Canby, CA and Cookman, BJ. Ipsilateral congenital absence of the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. The FASEB Journal 20(4):A445, 2006

Canby, CA. Problem-Based Anatomy. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2006 Clinical Cases, Student Consult Web Site Gray’s Anatomy for Students, Elsevier, 2006

Canby, CA, DG Matz, and MA Knan, Incidence of a duplicated inferior vena cava. The FASEB Journal 19(4): A245

Khan, MA, DG Matz, and Canby, Dorsalis pedis artery: variations in branching patterns. The FASEB Journal 19(4): A245