CPMS alum of the year: Nicki Nigro, D.P.M.

August 27, 2009 —

Nicki NigroA 1989 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) Alum of the Year. In addition to being a professional mentor and giving alumna, Nicki Nigro, D.P.M., of Allison Park, PA, is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Dr. Nicki Nigro likes to give. She and her colleagues, including husband Jeff, give great care to patients at their five-office practice in western Pennsylvania. She gives to her profession through the Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh, which funds continuing medical education and graduate residency education and partners with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons on its annual manuscript contest,” said Collin Pehde, D.P.M., member of CPMS Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Nigro Ankle & Foot Care has locations in Cabot, Glenshaw, Oakmont, Natrona Heights and Vandergrift.

Dr. Pehde added, “As a member of the Podiatry Foundation’s board and chair of its scholarship and grants committee, Dr. Nigro also guides the annual distribution of more than $130,000 in scholarships to first- through fourth-year podiatric students from Pennsylvania. In addition, she and Jeff are generous supporters of scholarships for DMU’s podiatric medicine students.”

For more information about the University in Iowa, visit www.dmu.edu.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.