Robert Yoho, D.P.M., FACFAS

ClinicianFoot and Ankle
DeanCollege of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Clinic Appointment 515-271-1731
  • D.P.M., Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • M.S., Duquesne University
  • B.S., Grove City College
  • Residency training: Riverside Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio (1985-86)
  • Fellow, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Awards and honors

2003 – Des Moines University Faculty Service Award

1995, 1994 – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award

Areas of Expertise


2016 Research

I continue my research interests in the areas of metabolic bone markers in diabetic patients to identify risk factors for Charcot neuroarthropathy, the influence of biomechanical factors on the management of the proximal 5th metatarsal Jones fracture, and medical education looking at self-assessment in determining student confidence in the clinical curriculum.

2014 Research

My research interests include evaluating bone quality in the diabetic patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy, sports injuries and podiatric medical education research.  Approved projects currently in progress are: (1) Dissimilarity in Charcot ankles versus Charcot midfoot and (2) The effect of metatarsus adductus on bone healing in the proximal fifth metatarsal Jones fracture. I am in the design phase of an education research project looking into the correlation between research curriculum in podiatric medical school and research product in during residency training. Podiatric medical students are involved in all of these studies.

2011 Research

My interest is in evaluating bone quality in the diabetic. Preliminary studies have been completed on vitamin D levels and bone density in diabetic patients with and without Charcot neuroarthropathy and non-diabetics. The summer project is to develop a grant to expand the work already completed and explore additional factors to evaluate bone density for these subject groups.

2010 Research

Metatarsus adductus appears to be a risk factor in individuals sustaining proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal fifth metatarsal fractures. The typical treatment for these fractures is surgical reduction using an intramedullary screw. The metatarsus adductus angle will be determined from existing x-rays of patients evaluated and treated by DMU Foot and Ankle Institute clinicians or community podiatrists for these fractures. The radiographic healing time will be determined by following serial radiographs. The purpose of this retrospective study is to determine the relationship between the healing times of these fracture and metatarsus adductus.

2009 Research

Assessment of bone quality in diabetic patients with and without Charcot neuroarthropathy. We have identified decreased levels of vitamin D in diabetic patients with a more pronounced deficiency in patients with diabetic Charcot foot disease. Bone density evaluation (PIXI scan) confirms decreased bone mass in the feet of diabetics.


Yoho RM, Vardaxis V, Millonig K. Relationship between academic performance and student self-assessment of clinical performance. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA), 106: 214-17, May/June 2016.

Yoho RM, Vardaxis V, Dikis J. A retrospective review of the effects of metatarsus adductus on healing time in the Jones Fracture. The Foot, 25: 215-19. Dec. 2015.

Greenhagen RM, Wukich DK, Jung RH, Vardaxis V, Yoho RM. Peripheral and central bone mineral density in Charcot Neuropathy compared in diabetic and nondiabetic populations. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA); 3: 213-222, 2012

Yoho RM, Tallerico V, Vardaxis V. Relationship between student academic achievement and clinical performance in podiatric medical education at Des Moines University. JAPMA; 4: 314-318, 2012

Yoho RM, Antonopoulos K, Vardaxis V. Undergraduate GPAs, MCAT scores, and academic performance the first two years in podiatric medical school at Des Moines University. JAPMA; 6: 446-450, 2012

Yoho RM, Carrington BA, Dix BA, Vardaxis V. The association of metatarsus adductus to the proximal fifth metatarsal Jones fracture. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (JFAS); 51, 6: 739-742, 2012

Yoho RM, Rivera JJ, Renschler R, Vardaxis V, Dikis J. A biomechanical analysis of the effects of low-Dye taping on arch deformation during gait. The Foot; 22: 283-286, 2012

Yoho RM, Wells S. Navicular stress reactions in runners: a review of evaluation and management of a competitive athlete. JAPMA; 5:447-451, 2011

Yoho RM, Comstock K, Vardaxis V. Admission characteristics and academic performance of podiatric and osteopathic medical students at Des Moines University. JAPMA; 100:69-72, 2010

Peterson K, Jedlicka N, Vardaxis V, Yoho RM. Radiographic analysis of Haglund’s deformity: an evaluation of NCSP and RCSP. JAPMA; 100:78-79, 2010

Yoho RM, Frerichs J, Dodson N, Geletta S. Comparison of vitamin D levels in non-diabetic and diabetic patient populations. JAPMA; 99:35-41, 2009

Yoho RM, Wilson P, Gerres J. Chopart’s amputation: a ten-year case history. JFAS; 47, 4: 326-331, 2008

Yoho RM, Budny A. Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa: Case Report. JAPMA; 96:442-444, 2006