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John H. Yost, D.O.’86

John H. Yost, D.O.’86, is an assistant professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

— Alumni Relations

440 medical students take part in largest disaster training

First- and second-year D.O. students were involved in a volunteer disaster relief training on September 26. The American Red Cross took 440 students — the largest group trained in the United States this year — through a tabletop exercise with disaster situations to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteer. […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Des Moines University series to raise awareness of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. An estimated 293,000 U.S. children are at risk of being exploited and trafficked. Des Moines University is holding a series of events to bring awareness to the issue. On Wednesday, October 1, DMU is partnering with […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Laura A. L’Heureux, D.O.’92, FACOOG

In 2013, Dr. L’Heureux became the first physician in the United States to be board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as sleep medicine. Earlier in her career, she was a staff obstetrician/gynecologist performing surgery and deliveries at Cigna’s Thunderbird Banner and Arrowhead hospitals in the Phoenix area. She then went into private practice in Glendale, […]

— Alumni Relations

Richard J. Kessler, D.O.’72

Richard Kessler participated in an Oxford-style debate at the 15th annual congress of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society in New York City on July 25, 2014. He also was appointed the North American liaison to the society. Dr. Kessler is chief medical officer for ACLD Health Services Center, Bethpage, NY, a nonprofit agency that provides many […]

— Alumni Relations

Hunter J. Hansen, D.O.’84

On May 29, 2014, Hunter Hansen became the owner and medical director of the Carolina Men’s Clinic (CMC) in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Hansen started working as a staff physician at CMC on Feb. 24, 2014. The clinic focuses on sexual health for men.

— Alumni Relations

Mark S. Cantieri, D.O.’81

Mark Cantieri was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees. This is his second term on the board. Board-certified osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), Dr. Cantieri is the chief executive officer of Corrective Care, PC, in Mishawaka, IN. He’s also a clinical assistant […]

— Alumni Relations

Loren D. Brown, D.O.’74

After 35 years in the practice of hematology/oncology, Loren Brown retired in late 2013. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, he relocated to Charlotte, NC, for family. Dr. Brown also was adjunct professor of medicine at DMU and taught portions of the hematology course throughout his career.

— Alumni Relations