Health career explorers

Tuesday, September 11th marked the kick off to a long-running, but sometimes little known, group here at Des Moines University. …

Thomas J. Bramwell, D.O.’09

Bramwell just began his fourth year of residency in orthopedics at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus, OH. He resides in …

Megan A. DeBlieck, D.P.T.’11

DeBlieck welcomed a daughter, Lyla, on May 21, 2012. She is a physical therapist with RehabVisions in Red Oak, IA, …

Jeff P. Bannister, D.P.T.’08

Bannister came back to DMU this fall as a D.O. student and will graduate in 2016. 

Joseph T. Poterucha, D.O.’09

Poterucha will complete an internal medicine and pediatrics combined residency program in July 2013 at the University of Illinois at …

Carissa L. Janssen, D.P.T.’08

Janssen and husband, Austin, welcomed a son, Levi Evan, on May 31, 2012. Carissa is a physical therapist with Mercy …

Todd W. Furness, D.O.’10

Furness and Sara Dixon were married on October 22, 2010. After Furness completed an internship at Botsford General Hospital in …

Joshua J. Gustafson, PA-C’09

Gustafson and wife, Megan J. Gustafson, PA-C’09, welcomed a son, Carter Scott, to their family. Joshua is a physician assistant …

Alicia R. Rasmussen, D.P.T.’11

Rasmussen and Aaron Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2012. She is a physical therapist with Heartland Area Education Agency …

Melissa J. Lawler, M.P.H.’10

Lawler and Scott Lawler were married on June 17, 2006. They welcomed a son, Braeden Michael, to their family on …

Mari M. Metzler, D.O.’08

Metzler is stationed at the Osan Air Base in South Korea as the health and wellness center flight commander. She …

Kassidy K. Chen, PA-C’11

Chen was married on July 30, 2011. She is an urgent care physician assistant with the University of Iowa Community Medical …