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 SpocterMuhammad Spocter, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Lauren Butaric, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rachel DunnRachel Dunn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Heather Garvin-Elling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Julie Meachen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sarah Werning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Anatomy Staff

Edward 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

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