Faculty and Staff


Warren Gall
Warren Gall
Founding Director, Physician Assistant Program

MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa
Thoracic Surgury Fellowship, University of Iowa
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office Phone: 563.589.3665
E-mail: wgall@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120F Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Emily Appleton
Emily Appleton
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, University of Iowa
BA, University of Iowa


Office Phone: 563.589.3864
E-mail: eappleton@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120A Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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Attended Wartburg College for two years, graduated from University of Iowa with a BA in Biology in 1997. Graduated from University of Iowa PA Program in 1999. Practiced family/general medicine in Mount Vernon, IA, from 1999-2017.


Bindu Balakrishnan
Bindu Balakrishnan
Assistant Professor

PhD, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences - India
MSc Physiology, Kasturba Medical College - India



Office Phone: 563.589.3261
E-mail: bbalakrishnan@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 104D University Science Center
Fax: 563.589.3688

Patti Burgmeier
Patti Burgmeier
Admission Director, Physician Assistant Program

MSE, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
BS, College of St. Theresa


Office Phone: 563.589.3664
E-mail: pburgmeier@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120B Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Elizabeth Eiseman
Elizabeth Eiseman
Program Specialist, Physician Assistant Program

BS, Clarke University
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Office Phone: 563.589.3634
E-mail: eeiseman@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120G Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

William Karkow
William Karkow
Academic Director, Physician Assistant Program

MD, University of Illinois-Chicago
General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa
BA, University of Illinois-Urbana

Office Phone: 563.589.3143
E-mail: wkarkow@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120I Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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Past President, Iowa Chapter, American College of Surgeons Surgical Practice 1984-2005 Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati, OH General Surgery Residency, U. of Iowa MD, U. Of Illinois - Chicago BA, Chemistry, U. Of Illinois - Urbana


Jessica Kemp
Jessica Kemp
Clinical Placement Director, Physician Assistant Program

MOL, Clarke University
BA, Clarke University



Office Phone: 563.589.3563
E-mail: jkemp@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120C Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Cortney Kueter
Cortney Kueter
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, Des Moines University
BA, Loras College


Office Phone: 563.589.3662
E-mail: cmkueter@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120A Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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I am currently an assistant professor with the PA program. I also am a practicing PA in Internal Medicine, for the past 10 years. I earned my undergraduate bachelor's of science degree in Biology, from Loras College, with minors in Chemistry and Psychology.


Claire Kuhle
Claire Kuhle
Program Coordinator, Physician Assistant Program

BS, University of Minnesota-Mankato



Office Phone: 563.589.3662
E-mail: cikuhle@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120 Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Cheryl Straub Morarend
Cheryl Straub Morarend
Clinical Education Director / Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program

DDS, University of Missouri-Kansas City
General Dentistry Residency, University of Iowa


Office Phone: 563.589.3661
E-mail: CStraub@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120E Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Natalie Weber
Natalie Weber
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

PA-C, MPAS, Des Moines University
BS,Loras College


Office Phone: 563.589.3667
E-mail: nweber@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120D Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650

Charles Weber
Charles Weber
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

DO, Des Moines University
Dermatology Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
BA, St. Louis University


Office Phone: 563.589.3660
E-mail: cbweber@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 120H Linda Chlapaty Hall
Fax: 563.589.3650
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Retired from US Army Medical Corps and private practice, trained at Walter Reed and taught as an adjunct faculty at NYU and Georgetown University Medical Dermatology programs.