Thomas L. Chung, D.O.’01

Chung completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and now works as a Navy reconstructive surgeon at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He helps reconstruct veterans who sustain severe wound injuries and performs reconstruction for cancer patients following tumor resection. He lives in […]

— Anna Hudson

Heather M. Dederman, PA-C’09

Dederman and her husband, Nick, welcomed their first child, Katelyn Corrine, on Dec. 18, 2011. The family resides in Norfolk, NE, where Dederman practices emergency medicine with Faith Regional Health Services.

— Anna Hudson

Lydia B. Caros, D.O.’80

Caros, the chief executive officer of Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis, was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in pediatric health care. Caros specializes in general pediatrics and fetal alcohol syndrome and splits her day between handling administrative duties and seeing pediatric patients at the clinic she co-founded in […]

— Anna Hudson

Danniele S. Anderson, PA-C’11

Anderson (maiden name Richardson) joined Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, IA, and practices family medicine and women’s health at the McCrary Rost Clinic in Lake City.

— Anna Hudson

Philip S. Marzolino Jr., D.O.’02

Marzolino and Kayla Brooke were married on April 7, 2012, in Denton, TX, and now reside in Dallas. He completed a fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston in cardiovascular anesthesiology and currently works with Pinnacle Anesthesia at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Kayla is a major gifts officer at Abilene Christian University.

— Anna Hudson

Jennifer Crimmins, M.H.A.’07

Crimmins was promoted to assistant administrator of Tompkins Health Center at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, IA. She had served as development director for Friendship Haven since 2007 and helped execute a $3.5 million capital campaign. She is also an online professor and developer of the health administration program at Iowa Central Community College and […]

— Anna Hudson

Joseph P. McNerney, D.O.’80

McNerney received the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award during the ACOFP annual convention and scientific seminars in Kissimmee, FL. The award recognizes an outstanding osteopathic family physician who shows career-long service to patients, the profession, and to ACOFP. McNerney is the director of medical education and a program director for the St. Johns Providence Health System - Osteopathic Division in Warren, MI, the secretary for the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and the president of the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association.

— Anna Hudson

Community Ambassador Program – Spring 2012

The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) at Des Moines University offers area students – grade school through college – opportunities to learn about various health and medical topics and issues. Schools and classes that participated in CAP in recent months include the following: Students of Southeast Ankeny Elementary School enjoyed a CAP presentation on January 9, […]

— Linda Jensen