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Alumni lead Iowa’s osteopathic physicians

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Jose Figueroa

Jose Figueroa, D.O. '95

The president, president-elect and vice president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA), elected at the organization’s 113th annual conference this spring, are DMU graduates. IOMA also selected a DMU graduate and faculty member as its 2011 Physician of the Year.

Elected president was Timothy Piearson, D.O.’02; president-elect, Conway Chin, D.O.’92; and vice president, Tamara Chance, D.O.’95.

Piearson, who is board-certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, is in private practice at the Adair County Medical Clinic in Greenfield.

Chin is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is medical director of rehabilitation services at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport.

Chance, who is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, is on staff and is the medical director of the emergency departmentat Boone County Hospital. She is also a staff ED for Physician Healthcare Services Emergency Physicians and an adjunct faculty member at DMU.

Named IOMA Physician of the Year was Jose Figueroa, D.O.’95, DMU assistant professor in osteopathic manual medicine, staff physiatrist and OMM clinician. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Figueroa is a diplomat of AOBPM&R and a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also served as a major in the U.S. Army.

The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association, founded in 1898 and headquartered in Des Moines, represents the approximately 1,000 osteopathic physicians practicing in Iowa.

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