Dominik Formaro, Des Moines University Specialty Medicine

Dominic Formaro, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

515-271-1090 (Office Phone)

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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