Alumni spotlight: Lee Evans, D.P.M.’95

Professional background I am from Aurelia, (northwest) IA. Currently, I work at Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons and have been there …

Alumni spotlight: Richard W. Rapp, D.O.’12

Undergraduate background I received my B.S. in biology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007.  Prior to that I …

Alumni spotlight: Five years of DMU at West Penn

These students and alumni of DMU's College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, representing the classes of 2009 to 2013, have been residents or students at West Penn Allegheny Health System, one of Pittsburgh's leading medical teaching facilities.

Alumni spotlight: Lindsay S. Dean, D.P.T.’10

Exercise science. Treating a variety of ages and diagnoses. Working out over the lunch hour with my husband (an employee at DMU)! I was a student ambassador and loved giving tours of DMU to prospective students and visitors. Start looking for jobs early and send out resumes and cover letters. Potential employers will be impressed with you if you apply early. Triathlons, road races [...]

Alumni spotlight: Kevin R. Emge, D.O.’86, FACOOG

I have been section chief of anesthesiology at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, IA, for the past four years. Prior to that I was an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in Des Moines as well as an associate professor of ob/gyn at Des Moines University. Meeting new patients prior to surgery and working with them as a team to go through [...]

Alumni spotlight: Bruce A. Scudday, D.P.M.’89

After graduating from UOMHS, I completed podiatric surgical residency programs in St. Louis, MO, and Dallas, TX. I briefly practiced in Dallas before establishing a private practice in El Paso, TX, in 1995. I received certifications in foot surgery from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in August 1998 and in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery [...]

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 [...]