Norma Hirsch, MD, FAAHPM, FAAP, DHL

Assistant ProfessorBehavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Assistant ProfessorDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Office Phone 515-271-1660
  • M.D., University of Iowa, 1970
  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1966
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Awards and honors

2010 – The Power of Her

2000 – Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris cause, Grandview University, Des Moines Iowa

2000 – Friend of Nursing, Iowa Nurses’ Association

2000 – Woman of Influence, Des Moines Business Record

1993, 1983 – Teacher of the Year, Raymond Blank Memorial Children’s Hospital, pediatric residency program

Areas of Expertise
  • Ethical issues at end of life
  • The alleviation of suffering
  • Use of the arts and humanities in teaching health care professionals about compassion and service
  • Hardiness and resilience in health care professionals