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Laura A. L’Heureux, D.O.’92, FACOOG

In 2013, Laura 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, AZ, […]

— Alumni Relations

Chad M. Kelley, D.P.T.’11

Chad Kelley and his wife, Amber, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Tatum Kae, on July 8, 2014. He is the clinic supervisor for Mercy Indianola Physical Therapy in Indianola, IA.

— Alumni Relations

DMU students don white coats with pride, professionalism

The white coat signifies the excellence and caring demanded of individuals entering the health care professions. On Aug. 9, 2014, 372 Des Moines University clinical students accepted their white coats and the responsibilities they symbolize at the University’s annual White Coat Ceremony at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. This ceremony was initiated at […]

— Barb Boose

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. Kessler is chief medical officer for ACLD Health Services Center, Bethpage, NY, a nonprofit agency that provides many supports […]

— 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. A board-certified osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), Cantieri is the chief executive officer of Corrective Care, PC, in Mishawaka, IN. He’s also a clinical assistant […]

— Alumni Relations

Wade A. Christiansen, D.P.M.’09

Wade Christiansen opened a new private practice, Arches Foot and Ankle Clinic, in his hometown of Lehi, UT. He and his wife have five children and are enjoying practicing medicine and living near family.

— Alumni Relations