DMU student Laura Hoffman honored with leadership award

Laura Hoffman, D.O. ’12, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2012 Leadership Award. This …

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 [...]

President Franklin reflects on past year

As I reflect on the past year, my first year as president of Des Moines University, I have come to …

CME opportunities for alumni, community

Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education (DMU CME) continues to provide countless opportunities for alumni and community members to earn CME …

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: 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: 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: 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: Troy D. Ivey, D.O.’89

I was born in Perry, IA. I received my B.S. from Iowa State University before attending DMU. I completed my surgical training at Loyola University in Chicago and Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. I have practiced as a general surgeon in Storm Lake for 15 years. I first met my wife on the campus of DMU when she was visiting a friend for the weekend. We have four children [...]