Marianka Pille, Des Moines University Specialty Medicine

Marianka Pille, M.D., FAAP

Associate Professor, Specialty Medicine

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Areas of Expertise


  • Clerkship Director, Pediatrics core clerkship
  • Co-coordinator, ENT portion of Clinical Science IV
  • Director, Neonatal portion of Clinical Medicine II

Additional Training

  • Iowa Health System Physician Leadership Academy, Des Moines, IA – August 2011-July 2012
    Completed selective year-long series of educational sessions and projects designed to enhance business leadership skills

Service and Leadership

Des Moines University

  • COM Academic Progress Committee, 2022-current
  • COM Admissions Committee, 2017-2021
  • Chair, COM Admissions Committee, 2019-21
  • D.O. student advisor
  • Ad hoc advising for aspiring pediatricians
  • Applicant submission review (AACOMAS applications and Kira assessments)


  • Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board member, 2012-present
  • Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chapter president, 2022-24
  • IDPH Infectious Disease Advisory Council, 11/2020-2/2021
  • Yale University Alumni Schools Committee (alumni interviews), 1993-present; director 2020-present
  • Polk County Early Childhood Iowa, board member, 2017-present


  • COM lectures: pediatric components of various organ system courses for second year DO students
  • Sim Lab: NeoLab1 (newborn resuscitation), sessions for the entire second year class in groups of 3; Neo Lab 2 (newborn nursery exam and documentation), 6 sessions per academic year
  • Lectures in DPT, PA and MSA programs as requested
  • Clinical Teaching: one on one, as scheduled in my clinical practice

Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX Internship and Residency in Pediatrics - June 1996-June 1999
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Medical Doctor
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, awarded cum laude with distinction in the major

Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, October 1999-current
Active, unrestricted Iowa medical license
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

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