College of Osteopathic Medicine News and Updates

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Below is a message from DMU President and CEO Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. Happy National Doctors’ Day! Thank you to our faculty and preceptors! While we always appreciate the engagement of our faculty and preceptors in the training of our students, I want to take the time to give a special acknowledgement on this […]

— Barb Boose

The Phoenix Physician

DMU students are great leaders and volunteers on campus, in the community and in professional organizations. In that category are University’s Internal Medicine Interest Group, featured recently in a newsletter of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Physicians. That’s why it was so cool when DMU graduate Robert G. Good, D.O., FACOI, president […]

— Barb Boose

Stephen N. Van Roekel, D.O.’99, FACEP, FAAEM

Van Roekel was named facility medical director of First Choice Emergency Room’s new Austin Arboretum location in Austin, TX. He completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, and has worked for First Choice ER since 2009. The organization is the leading freestanding emergency room system in the […]

— Anna Hudson

Amy R. Ford, D.O.’10

Ford has three children, Aislin, 4, Madeline 2, and Samuel, 1. She is completing a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency with the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.

— Anna Hudson

Albert L. Pizzica, D.O.’73

Pizzica recently retired from neonatology and is now the president and CEO of a medical management firm in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Wayne, PA. 

— Anna Hudson

Brooke N. Johnson, D.O.’09

Johnson and her husband, Brandon, welcomed a daughter, Addison Nicole, on Dec. 20, 2012. Brooke is currently chief resident at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH, and has signed an emergency medicine contract for this fall with TeamHealth in Chattanooga, TN. 

— Anna Hudson