Kathy Frush, D.P.M., FACFAS

ClinicianFoot and Ankle
Associate ProfessorCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Clinic Appointment 515-271-1731
  • Residency, Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX, 2005-08
  • D.P.M., Des Moines University, 2005
  • B.S., Chadron State College, Chadron, NE, 2001
  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Awards and honors
  • Member, Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chadron State College
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine Certification Exam Committee
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine Speakers Bureau
Areas of Expertise

Dr. Frush sees patients at the Des Moines University Foot & Ankle clinic and at the Iowa Methodist Wound Healing Center.  Dr. Frush earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in 2005.  Following her surgical residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas from 2005 to June of 2008, she joined DMU Foot & Ankle. Her research interests include wound care treatment and management.  Dr. Frush enjoys yoga, baking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Current research projects

Different taping methods using kinesiology tape for capsulitis pain.


Graves  N, Rettedal D, Marshall J, Frush K, Vardaxis VG.  Ultrasound Assessment of the Dorsal Lisfranc Ligament Strain under Clinically Relevant Loads. JAPMA. Jan-Feb, 2014.

Marshall JM, Graves NC, Rettedal DD, Frush K, Vardaxis V. Ultrasound assessment of bilateral symmetry in dorsal Lisfranc ligament. JFAS; 52, 3: 319-323, 2013.

Frush K. Fan, A., The Efficacy of Silver on Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review.  Poster Presentation, SAWC Spring Conference, April 2015.

Frush K., Bennett J. The Diabetic Foot: An Interdisciplinary Approach.  Iowa PA Society Spring Meeting. Des Moines, IA. April. 2015.

Frush K. Complicated Peroneal Tendonopathy. Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium, Des Moines, IA. April 2014.  Podium Manuscript Presentation