Faculty and Staff

There are 40 full-time faculty members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. A number of community physicians also participate as adjunct professors.

All faculty members keep an open door policy for student access. Although every student is assigned a faculty advisor to help with problems or questions, any faculty member is available for help with a course question. No specific office hours are kept as instructors are available throughout the school day. Many basic sciences faculty members have research laboratories. Students with an interest in research are encouraged to participate in projects.

Anatomy Faculty

Muhammad Spocter, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyMuhammad Spocter, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Lauren Butaric, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyLauren Butaric, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rachel Dunn, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyRachel Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Heather Garvin-Elling, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyHeather Garvin-Elling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Donald Matz, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyDonald Matz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Julie Meachen, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyJulie Meachen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomySarah Werning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Anatomy Staff

Amy Beresheim, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyAmy Beresheim, Ph.D.
Anatomy Lab Specialist
Edward Christopherson, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyEdward Christopherson
Anatomical Coordinator
Linda Jensen
Academic Assistant

Admission Staff

The admission staff is here to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the admission process by calling 515-271-1499 or email msadmit@dmu.edu.

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