Jose Figueroa
Position Assistant professor - Osteopathic Manual Medicine
Clinician - Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic
Clinician - Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic
Assistant professor - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
EducationD.O., Des Moines University
B.S., Iowa State University
CertificationsAmerican Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine


  • Effectiveness in teaching OMM
  • Mechanism of action and clinical efficacy of OMM
  • Clinical outcome research in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Outcome research in pain management


Awards and honors

2010, 2009, 2009 - Faculty Hooder at Commencement

2009 - Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his commitment, professionalism and support of the osteopathic profession through his outstanding educational efforts

2007 - American Osteopathic Association Mentor Hall of Fame Award

2004 - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Faculty Teaching Award

2002 - U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal

1995 - University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now DMU) Ram’s Head Award for the Fellowship Program in OMM