Noreen O'Shea, Des Moines University Researchers

Noreen O’Shea, D.O., FAAFP

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

515-271-7494 (Office Phone)

Noreen O’Shea DO, FAAFP joined DMU in March 2014 as a clinician and faculty member in family medicine. She recently transitioned to the department of Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics in an academic role. She earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from DMU in 1984 and completed her family medicine residency at Creighton University/St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has worked at community health centers and family medicine clinics in Kentucky, New York, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. She also has done part-time work in emergency rooms in northwest Iowa.  Her leadership roles include medical director of two community health centers and a long-term care facility, interim chief executive officer of a federally qualified health center, and president of her county medical societies in Iowa and South Dakota. She also served on the board of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and was just elected to the board of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. O’Shea is comfortable in all aspects of care of the individual, from prenatal and pediatric to geriatric. She also is interested in care of the uninsured and underinsured, population health, patient safety and the improvement of care. Her academic duties include course direction of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, and Ethics I and II in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Osteopathic Medicine and the Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, 1984

Certificate in Health Information Technology: Project Planning

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