Maria Patestas

Maria Patestas
Position(s)
Professor Anatomy
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Phone 515-271-1404
Email maria.patestas@dmu.edu
Education
  • Ph.D., anatomy, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • M.S., anatomy, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • B.A., psychology, C.W. Post College of Long Island University

Awards and honors

Outstanding Teacher Award from the Physical Therapy Program

Distinguished Scholar Award from the University Faculty

My interests concern the research and synthesis of experimental neuroanatomy lectures designed to optimize student understanding and allow more rigorous evaluation. In collaboration with technologists, I merge new ideas in didactic presentation with multimedia design and visualization techniques to achieve new and improved lecture prototypes.

Publications

Neuroanatomía Clinica by Maria A. Patestas and Leslie P. Gartner, Manual Moderno (Mexico, Columbia), 2008

A Textbook of Neuroanatomy by Maria A. Patestas and Leslie P. Gartner, Blackwell Publishing Company, Malden Massachusetts, 2006

Embryology Question Bank by Maria A. Patestas and Craig A. Canby, W.B. Saunders, Elsevier, Inc., 2004

Essentials of Neuroanatomy by Leslie P. Gartner and Maria A. Patestas, 2nd edition, Jen House Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 2003

Essentials of Neuroanatomy by Leslie P. Gartner and Maria A. Patestas, Jen House Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001