Donald Matz, Ph.D.

Chair and ProfessorAnatomy
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
ProfessorMaster of Science in Anatomy Program
Office Phone 515-271-1653
Fax 515-271-7142
  • Ph.D., anatomy and cell biology, University of North Dakota, 1994
  • B.S., biomedical sciences, St. Cloud State University, 1987
Awards and honors

2006 – Nominated for the Northrup Educator of the Year Award at the Student Osteopathic Medical Association National Convention

2005-2006 – Mercy College of Health Sciences, Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award

2006 – Des Moines University Summer Professional Medical Institute Service and Support Award

Classes of 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1999, 1998 – Physician Assistant Pre-clinical Faculty Award

Classes of 2004, 2002 – Iowa Podiatric Medical Student Association Pre-Clinical Teaching Award

Class of 2004 – D.O. Pre-Clinical Teaching Award


S Vadivelu, EP Finnerty, K Reed, S Mori, WT Thack and DG Matz, Assymetric Three-Dimensional Morphology of Dentate White Matter Pathways. The FASEB Journal 19(4): A487.4

Canby, CA, DG Matz, and MA Khan, Incidence of a duplicated inferior vena cava. The FASEB Journal 19(4): A198.6

Khan, MA, DG Matz, and C Canby, Dorsalis pedis artery: variations in branching patterns. The FASEB Journal 19(4): A198.5