Alumni spotlight: Bradley K. Hiatt, D.O.’97

B.A., General Science, Grand View University, 1990. D.O., Des Moines University, 1997. Internship/residency, University of Iowa/Iowa Methodist Medical Center, 1997-2000. Fellowship, University of Iowa Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2000-2003. Physician partner with Medical Oncology Hematology Associates [...]

Alumni spotlight: Laurence J. Baker, D.O.’77, FACEP

I grew up in small-town Iowa. My father was a family practice physician. I was educated at Iowa (go Hawks!) and DMU; my residency was in family practice, but I drifted to emergency medicine early in my career. I just successfully recertified my ABEM boards for the third time, making me close to dinosaur status. I own a professional staffing company that provides physician [...]

Alumni spotlight: Carla A. Stebbins, Ph.D., M.H.A.’93

I’ve worked at DMU in a variety of positions since 1992. I started my career as a student in the M.H.A. program and worked part-time as an academic secretary. I later moved into a staff position for the M.H.A. program coordinating the marketing and enrollment efforts. In 1999, I was offered a faculty position and in 2004 was asked to serve as the director [...]

Alumni spotlight: Ginni M. Peterson, M.S.P.T.’99

I grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa and attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA, before coming to DMU. I am a part-time physical therapist with Iowa Health in West Des Moines, IA, at an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Patient issues vary from neck pain to foot pain and a lot are post-surgical rotator cuff repairs and total knee replacements. I have an emphasis in working with athletes [...]

Alumni spotlight: Mollie M. James, D.O., M.P.H.’03

I received my bachelor’s degree from Drake University in 1999, my doctorate in osteopathic medicine from DMU in 2003 and my master’s in public health from DMU in 2007. I completed my residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA, my first surgical research fellowship with DMU and Mercy and a critical care fellowship at the University of Minnesota. I am a surgical intensivist [...]

Alumni spotlight: Ricardo E. DeNapoli, D.O.’74

I am a primary care physician with the Solano County PUblich Health Department in Fairfield, CA, and provide services to the uninsured and underinsured. I serve as the medical “safety net” for the county’s residents. I was part of the first group of osteopathic physicians to “re-enter” California after the state paid the pre-existing D.O.s to become M.D.s and put a measure in place not to allow [...]

Alumni spotlight: L. Marie Keplinger, D.P.M.‘07

I am a foot and ankle surgeon with New England Foot and Ankle Specialists in Portland, ME, and am currently completing an orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship. This extra year of training is an in-depth approach to a range of non-operative and operative care of traumatic, degenerative, sports, rheumatoid and diabetic foot and ankle problems, especially complex deformities and [...]

Alumni spotlight: Kevin E. Ware, D.O.’73

After DMU I did my residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in the department of family and community medicine. I am board certified in family medicine. I provide acute medical care in isolated settings at sea and overseas. Worldwide travel combined with interesting medical problems. Unless you just have to be a subspecialist, try to stay as generalized in your post-graduate [...]

Alumni spotlight: Kari R. Smith, D.P.T.’04

I became a certified athletic trainer in 1996 after graduating from South Dakota State University. I earned my masters of science degree from DMU in 1998 and completed the post professional doctorate of physical therapy program in 2004. I worked for six years in private practice clinics in east Des Moines and Altoona before joining DMU. Now I work in the physical therapy clinic [...]

Alumni spotlight: Susan L. Schooler, PA-C’92

I’m an Iowa native. I practiced in ear, nose and throat medicine and facial plastic surgery for five years, in dermatology for four years and in plastic surgery for five years before starting my own practice approximately four years ago. I provide dermatology services and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures at Schooler Medical Professionals in West Des Moines, IA. I enjoy providing [...]

Alumni spotlight: Andrew D. Adair, D.O.’98

I received a B.A. in biology from Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY, and a D.O. degree from Des Moines University. I completed a family practice internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, MI, and a residency in rural family practice at the University of Minnesota. Currently I am a family practice physician at the Henry Ford Health System in Chesterfield, MI. I enjoy [...]

Alumni spotlight: Sarah M. Pavelka, M.H.A.’01

I have more than 11 years experience teaching and coaching in organizational performance and 13 years as an occupational therapist. My background includes speaking and facilitation engagements in business, industry, education and healthcare. My previous employment experiences include service as a quality management director for the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care [...]