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 and conduct ongoing research. Students with an interest in research are encouraged to participate in projects.


Anatomy Faculty

Muhammad Spocter, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Muhammad Spocter, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Donald Matz, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Donald Matz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Lauren Butaric, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Lauren Butaric, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Rachel Dunn, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Rachel Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Julie Meachen, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Julie Meachen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Sarah Werning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Anatomy Staff

Jessica Campbell Jessica Campbell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Edward Christopherson, Des Moines University Master of Science in Anatomy Edward Christopherson
Body Donation Coordinator
Ariel Gubatina, Des Moines University Anatomy Lab Ariel Gubatina
Anatomy Lab Specialist

Admissions Staff

The Admissions 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 DMUAdmit@dmu.edu.

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