Steven Halm, D.O., FAAP, FACP, joined Des Moines University as dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019 with 30 years of medical experience. Prior to coming to DMU, he was the assistant dean and chair of simulation medicine at Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and treated patients of all ages in both an inpatient and outpatient setting through most of his career in North Carolina. He has maintained board certification by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics over his full career. He is also board certified by separate osteopathic boards in both internal medicine and pediatrics.
Dean Halm was the medical director of the Clinical Evaluation Center and an associate professor of clinical sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to this, he served as chief of staff at Cone Health in Greensboro, NC. He also ran his own private practice in North Carolina for over 20 years.
During his career he has been a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration (he is a private pilot with an instrument rating) and has served on numerous national committees supporting student medical education and research. He has provided extensive volunteer community work both within and outside of the medical field. He is the founder of a formal medical leadership education program for medical students and residents that has prepared over 1,500 graduates that have gone on to effectively treat patients and lead medical teams throughout the US.
Dean Halm earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after graduating with a BS in biology from Allegheny College. His postgraduate training includes holding a Health Policy Fellowship at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, participating in the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop at Harvard University’s Institute for Medical Simulation, and completing a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency program at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA.