Back in the 1970s, when opportunities for advanced, high-quality training were still limited for osteopathic physicians, David Susser, D.O.’75, MACOI, helped create a haven for graduate medical students in addition to establishing his stellar career.
Roger Anderson, D.O.’42, FACOS, has devoted his career and life to giving – via health care, professional leadership, community service and more. His impact is similarly significant and enduring at DMU.
As a DMU osteopathic medical student, Nick Bechtold was all set to apply for otolaryngology residency. That was before an action-packed, four-week rotation in South Africa put him on a completely different path.
A golf injury led Paul Rein, D.O.’72, to trade running for bicycling, which led to a charitable and epic adventure – riding his bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Whether they were garbed in golf togs or formally dressed for dinner, hundreds of alumni and friends turned out in recent months to support scholarships for DMU students.
His patients and colleagues sing the praises of DMU graduate Robert Birk, but he says he’s simply doing what he wants – being a small-town care provider in the county where he grew up.
Stretching his horizons physically, professionally and personally was what physical therapist Gio Villanueva was seeking when he moved to Alaska. There he discovered the environment presents as many challenges as do his patients’ conditions.