The seven full-time faculty members and the five part-time faculty members that comprise the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery have over 112 years experience as clinicians and educators between them. Several well-known lecturers and physicians in the local community also contribute as adjunct faculty, creating an excellent knowledge base for our students.

In addition to their work as educators, the faculty also serve as clinicians at the Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Institute. The faculty use the Institute as a way to give our students hands-on experience with patients, and bring learning outside the classroom.

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery faculty is very committed to the educational experience of our students. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to serve as a resource and guide, and to answer any questions the student may have. The faculty do not keep office hours, in order to be more available to our students as questions arise. Contact numbers for our faculty are listed below.

Faculty

Denise Freeman, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryDenise Freeman, D.P.M.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
John Bennett, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryJohn Bennett, D.P.M., FACFAS
Associate Professor
Ashley Dikis, Des Moines University Foot and Ankle ClinicAshley Dikis, D.P.M., FACFAS
Assistant Professor
Sean Grambart, Des Moines University Foot and Ankle ClinicSean Grambart, D.P.M., FACFAS
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
Jarrod Smith, Des Moines University Clinic Foot and AnkleJarrod Smith, D.P.M., FACFAS
Assistant Professor

Staff

Kelly Gross
Administrative Assistant
Emily Marble, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryEmily Marble
Clerkship Coordinator

Admission staff

The admission staff is here to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the admission process at 515-271-1538 or email cpmsadmit@dmu.edu.

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