Alumni spotlight: Traci A. Bush, D.H.S., M.S.P.T.’95

I am a licensed occupational therapist (University of Missouri-Columbia) and physical therapist (DMU). I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings and currently practice as a PRN therapist in the DMU PT Clinic. I joined DMU in 1997 as the manager of the DMU PT Clinic and part-time faculty member in the DMU MSPT Program. I am currently [...]

Alumni spotlight: Mitchell D. Kuhl, D.O.’01

I completed an orthopedic surgery residency in Toledo, OH, (2001-06) and an orthopedic trauma fellowship in Indianapolis, IN (2006-07). Fixing challenging fractures and getting people back to their previous activities. Meeting my wife. DMU has been such a positive influence in my life. I feel lucky to be given the wonderful opportunity to become an osteopathic [...]

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: 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: 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: Sean T. Grambart, D.P.M.’01

I have a degree in biomedical science from St. Cloud State University. After graduating with from DMU in 2001 I completed a surgical residency with the Northwest Podiatric Surgical residency program in Seattle, WA, and graduated in 2004. I completed an AO fellowship in Dresden, Germany, in 2003. I am a foot and ankle surgeon for a large multi-specialty group [...]