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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Grand Rounds

Iowa Health Des Moines
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Course director

K. Linda Bratkiewicz, D.P.M., director of the podiatric medicine and surgery residency program, Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Course coordinator

Roger C. Drown, D.P.M., podiatric resident, Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Target audience

Foot and ankle surgeons, podiatric residents and podiatric students in the Des Moines area.


Podiatric grand rounds will include a wide range of lectures regarding foot and ankle surgery and current treatment practices within the practice of podiatric medicine. Current literature will be reviewed and new procedures/treatment options will be shared and critiqued.


Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to:

  • Identify specific podiatric surgical techniques.
  • Adopt methods of podiatric treatment as shared by colleagues and preceptors.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of podiatric medicine and surgery techniques and procedures.
  • Receive feedback from colleagues and preceptors regarding specific cases of interest.

2011 schedule

All grand rounds take place from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

March 25Neurolysis for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Jill Frerichs, D.P.M., FACFAS
May 27Rearfoot radiology
Jim MahoneyD.P.M., FACFAS
June 24Fusion vs implant for hallux limitus
Kathy Frush, D.P.M.
August 26Surgery complications
Kevin SmithD.P.M.
September 30Topic to be determined
Tim YohoD.P.M.
October 28Calcaneal fractures
Eric A. Barp, D.P.M., FACFAS
November 18Malignant lesions
John D BennettD.P.M.
December 30Topic to be determined
Tim YohoD.P.M.

Continuing medical education

CPME: Des Moines University continuing education is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. This program has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

Disclosure policy

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME providers and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures or devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


For questions regarding this series, please contact:

Quinn T. Turner
Manager, medical education services
Coordinator, transitional year residency
Coordinator, podiatric medicine residency
Iowa Health – Des Moines

For questions regarding CPME credit, please contact:

Continuing education, AC 5th floor
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Iowa Health at 515-241-8595 or prior to the program.