Megan Kavanaugh, D.O.’19

Megan Kavanaugh, D.O.’19, is in the second year of a pediatrics residency at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Gary Salem, D.O.’84, FHM

Gary Salem, D.O.’84, FHM, is a hospitalist and founder and chief executive officer of Case Management Consultants LLC in Troy, MI, which provides hospitals, health systems and health care providers with technology-supported independent physicians as advisers to ensure regulatory compliance, …

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Eric Valder, D.O.’17

Eric Valder, D.O.’17, is a family medicine physician at Osceola, IA, Medical Center in the emergency department, hospital and clinic.

Dante Dali, D.O.’13

Dante Dali, D.O.’13, joined MercyOne North Iowa Heart Center and Mason City Clinic. A cardiothoracic surgeon, he specializes in the treatment of diseases with the heart, lung and esophagus. Dali completed a four-year general surgical residency at MercyOne Des Moines …

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Erica Lensink Burger, D.O.16

Erica Lensink Burger, D.O.16, joined Gundersen Clinic in Viroqua, La Crosse and Boscobel, WI, as a psychiatrist. She completed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center/Regions Hospital in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. In addition to general adult psychiatry training, …

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Boyd Buser, D.O.’81

Boyd Buser, D.O.’81, clinical professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the nonprofit …

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Program may reduce health care providers’ biases against people with mental illness, study shows

A recent study by investigators at Des Moines University and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shows that NAMI’s Provider Education Program can improve the way medical students perceive and treat patients with severe mental illness, or SMI, helping …

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The Glanton Fund represents Des Moines University’s response to persistent poor health outcomes related to race. Established in 2004, the fund generates scholarships for minority students, who are under-represented in the health care professions, and supports programs that foster the …

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