Robert M. Goecker, D.P.M.’96

Goecker was named chief of podiatric foot and ankle surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL. In addition for caring for patients in the West Coast Podiatry Center offices and performing surgeries at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Goecker lectures extensively on topics related to foot and ankle surgery for other podiatrists nationwide and serves on […]

— Anna Hudson

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 credits year-round. Check out these upcoming CME events and the CME calendar! Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium April 27–28, 2012 Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA Registration fee: $25-$125 Contact hours: TBD Register Fascial Distortion […]

— Anna Hudson

April C. Borchardt, D.P.M.’06

Borchardt is now seeing patients at Community Memorial Hospital Health Center in Oconto Falls, WI, and has been seeing patients in Green Bay, WI, since 2009.  She completed a podiatric surgery residency at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA, and provides the full range of treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including arthritis, diabetic foot […]

— Anna Hudson

Always impressed

As always, we are continually impressed with our students here at DMU. It was another excellent year for board results for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery(CPMS) program here at Des Moines University. The class of 2012 sat for Part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam earlier in January. The first time pass […]

— Nicole Branstad

Save the date: Foot & Ankle Symposium

  SAVE THE DATE to attend the fourth annual Des Moines University Foot & Ankle Surgery Symposium! TOPICS: Complicated First Ray Controversies in the Hindfoot Evidence-Based Medicine Decisions in Nerve Surgery Sports Medicine Trauma 8 to 5 DATE: April 27 – 28, 2012 LOCATION: Des Moines University Student Education Center Auditorium 3300 Grand Avenue Des […]

— Nicole Branstad

Get a head start

  DMU has the perfect way for pre-med students to get a head start… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) gives them a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The FREE three-week program takes place at the end […]

— Nicole Branstad

Jennifer A. Gerteisen, D.P.M.’08

Gerteisen joined St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI, after completing a residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Michigan Podiatric Medical Association and is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

— Anna Hudson

Teresa J. Burtoft, D.P.M.’97

Burtoft joined the Winchester Hospital medical staff in Winchester, MA. She practices at the Foot and Health Center of Merrimack Valley in North Andover, where she resides. She is board-certified in foot surgery and completed a residency in podiatric surgery at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA. 

— Anna Hudson

CPMS students receive PICA scholarships

Katie Jenewein and Ryan Donegan, both members of the class of 2012, were selected by the faculty of CPMS to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). The selection was based on academic performance, service and leadership. PICA is the nation’s leading provider of professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M.’04

Rogers is the associate director of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center in Van Nuys, CA, and will be named one of “America’s Most Influential Podiatrists” in Podiatry Management magazine’s November issue. The Amputation Prevent Center is an integrated limb-preservation center that is one of the nation’s only facilities of its kind.

— Anna Hudson

Clarence M. Jones, D.P.M.’93

Jones was recently published in Podiatry Management’s orthotics and biomechanics section in September 2011. The article was titled, “Unwringing the helix: it’s not nuclear physics, it’s old biomechanics with a new twist.”

— Anna Hudson

Brent E. Van Til, D.P.M.’08

Van Til joined the staff of Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center in Allegan, MI, which specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions and offers hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He practices at the Holland Foot and Ankle Center in Allegan.

— Anna Hudson

Brad Bussewitz, D.P.M.’07

Bussewitz sees patients at two locations, Professional Foot and Ankle in Iowa City, IA, and the Coral West Health Center in Coralville, IA. He completed a three-year surgical residency at a trauma center in Columbus, OH, and an adult reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus.

— Anna Hudson