Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Pat Buchanan

October 2, 2007 —

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Patricia “Pat” Buchanan, Ph.D., M.S.P.T., recently joined Des Moines University as an associate professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a certified athletic trainer and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (GCTF).

She was previously an associate professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.