Dominik Formaro, Des Moines University Specialty Medicine

Dominic Formaro, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Areas of Expertise

Service and Leadership

Skiff Medical Center

  • Chair, Dept of Surgery, Tissue, and Transfusion Committee, 2012-17
  • Trauma Medical Director – Skiff Medical Center, 2015-17
  • Executive Committee – Treasurer, 2013-15
  • Executive Committee – Vice President, 2016-17
  • Peer Review Committee – Member, 2012-16
  • (Chair of Surgical Committee serves on Peer Review Per Bylaws)
  • ED/ICU Committee – Member, 2011-15
  • Hospital Credentials Committee – Member, 2013-16
  • Strategic Planning Committee – Growth, 2016-17

Other Service/Volunteerism

  • Advisor – Student Osteopathic Surgery Association (SOSA) National Conference, Des Moines University – 2020
  • Advisor- Student Osteopathic Surgery Association (SOSA), Des Moines University Chapter – 2015-present
  • Pink Ribbon Breast Ca Support Group Guest speaker, Newton, IA- Community group – 2015-2016
  • Surgical Technology Advisory Committee Member, Mercy College of Health Sciences- Surgical Technology program, Des Moines – 2012-2016
  • SSP Specialty Forum, Des Moines University – 2016
  • Alumni Sharing Knowledge Roundtable, Des Moines University – 2016
  • Surgical Mission to West Indies.  St. Jude’s Hospital, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies, three weeks as volunteer surgeon – 2009

Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, General Surgery Special Emphasis Internship (AOA) General Surgery Residency (AOA) – 2005 to 2010
Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) – 2001 to 2005
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry, Minor in Biology – 1997 to 2000

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS)
Board Certified General Surgery – American Board of Osteopathic Surgery (ABOS)
Unrestricted State of Iowa License Medicine

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