The faculty members that comprise the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery have nearly 120 years of collective experience as clinicians and educators. 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.



Kelly Gross
Administrative Assistant
Ariel Jetty, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryAriel Jetty, M.Ed.
Academic Assistant
Emily Marble, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryEmily Marble
Clerkship Coordinator

Admissions staff

The Admissions staff is here to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the admission process at 515-271-1499 or email

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