Alumni News and Updates

Celebrate MLK’s life and achievements

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. DMU alum Dr. William Anderson, who will be on campus tomorrow to speak about […]

— Nicole Branstad

Laurie K. Tope, D.O.’08, Jennifer D. Haden, D.O.’11, and Benjamin M. Miller, D.O.’11

Tope, Haden, and Miller were awarded Farm Bureau Rural Family Medicine Scholarships during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians’ annual meeting in November 2011. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage residents, upon graduating from an Iowa family practice residency program, to pursue a medical career in Iowa communities with populations under 10,000 and to […]

— Anna Hudson

Ralph E. Hinz, D.O.’54

Hinz was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for service during World War II. He was in France from the invasion of Normandy in June 1944 until the war ended. 

— Anna Hudson

Julie A. Quam, PA-C’11

Quam (maiden name Carr) and and Derek Quam were married in the summer of 2011. She joined OSF Medical Group Galesburg in Galesburg, IL, as a family practice physician assistant and is active in her church, women’s small group and her local gym. The couple resides in Peoria, IL. 

— Anna Hudson

Erin M. Ott, PA-C’11

Ott joined Covenant Clinics and sees patients in Tripoli and Fairbank, IA. She was featured in an article in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier about physician assistants and their role in rural health care. She was also recently engaged and is busy planning her wedding.

— Anna Hudson

Brian E. Salton, D.P.T.’09

Salton and Elizabeth Easley were married on July 9, 2011, in Ames, IA, where the couple currently resides. She is employed at Iowa State University, and he practices with Sports Plus Physical Therapy in Marshalltown, IA. 

— Anna Hudson

Matthew W. Trump, D.O.’08

Trump completed his internal medicine residency with the University of Iowa-Des Moines internal medicine residency program with Iowa Health Systems and the Central Iowa Veterans Administration Medical Center in Des Moines. He will begin a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. (This is a correction from the July 2012 […]

— Anna Hudson

Todd C. Schemper, D.P.T.’08, M.S.P.T.’99

Schemper and his wife, Denise, welcomed daughter Sarah Dawn to their family on September 15, 2011. Sarah joins a brother, Zachary, and sister, Kate. Todd manages the downtown Des Moines clinic of Work Systems Rehab and Fitness. 

— Anna Hudson

Krissondra L. Klop, D.O.’08

Klop joined MedCenter One Bismarck Family Clinic North in Bismarck, ND, after completing a family medicine residency at Munson Family Practice Residency Program in Traverse City, MI. 

— Anna Hudson

Jennifer A. Gerteisen, D.P.M.’08

Gerteisen joined St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI, after completing a residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Michigan Podiatric Medical Association and is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

— Anna Hudson

Sarah E. Fatland, D.O.’08

Fatland joined Massa Berry Regional Medical Clinic in Sturgis, SD, after completing a residency within the regional health system at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. 

— Anna Hudson

Denise R. Tittle, D.O.’07

Tittle joined Covenant Care Family Practice in Clarksville, TN. She has lived in middle Tennessee for more than 30 years and is happy to call Clarksville home. 

— Anna Hudson

Sarah A. Smith, D.O.’07

Smith joined the NorthBay Center for Women’s Health in Fairfield, CA, after completing a residency at Akron General Medical Center/Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. 

— Anna Hudson