DMU professor Vincent Mandracchia, D.P.M., named chief medical officer at Broadlawn’s Medical Center in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Vincent Mandracchia, D.P.M., clinical professor for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and nationally respected foot and ankle surgeon, has been named chief medical officer at Broadlawns Medical Center.

Mandracchia has been with the hospital since 1995 and is a major advocate of transforming Broadlawns into the people’s community hospital for Polk County. He practiced in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey before moving to Iowa 12 years ago and accepted the permanent role after serving as interim CMO since August 2006.

“Dr. Mandracchia works tirelessly to help his patients benefit from the latest in treatment and technology, yet he always has his eye on the bigger picture, the bigger community,” said Jody Jenner, president and CEO of Broadlawns. “Over the last several months, he has been instrumental in our work to conceive and articulate a new vision for Broadlawns as well as in the development of our transitional strategies. I am confident that together we can continue our aggressive drive to meet the health care needs of our community today and into the future.”

Mandracchia graduated in 1994 with a master’s in health care administration from Des Moines University. A board certified physician, he focuses primarily on foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction in his practice and teaching. He is one of three Des Moines-area physicians certified by the manufacturer of the Agility Total Ankle Replacement SystemTM, the only FDA-approved total ankle implant in the United States. In fact, Broadlawns Medical Center has performed two ankle replacements since August 2006.

“I believe in the value of our community hospital for both providing care and teaching the next generation of physicians. It is truly a resource and an asset for all of us,” Mandracchia said. “I look forward to working with my fellow physicians as we take on the challenges and opportunities presenting Broadlawns in its mission to provide excellent primary, general medical and surgical care to a wide range of patients.”

In addition to his practice and teaching duties at Broadlawns, Mandracchia holds the position of clinical professor of podiatric medicine at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. A Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, he has authored more than 50 publications including book chapters.

Mandracchia is vice president of the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society and the scientific co-chairman of the annual Heartland Podiatric Seminar. He is an adjunct member of the American Association of Family Physicians. He is also a member of the Podiatry Advisory Committee with Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and has served as consulting editor to the Hospital Medicine and American Family Physician journals in the field of podiatric medicine.

Mandracchia is married to Denise Mandi, D.P.M., a DMU alum from the class of 1989. They have three boys.

An abbreviated curricula vitae follows:
1972: B.S., St. Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1976: DPM, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, P.A.
1976-1978: Podiatric residency training, Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1994 MSHCA (Masters degree in Health Care Administration), Des Moines University
Interim Chief Medical Officer, Broadlawns Medical Center
Clinical Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University
Consulting Editor, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Section Editor, Trauma Section of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery

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