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Roberta Wattleworth, D.O.

Roberta Wattleworth, D.O., is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU).

Dr. Wattleworth received her undergraduate degree from Morningside College in Story City, Iowa. She went on to earn her doctor of osteopathy degree from DMU. She completed a rotating internship in Richmond Heights, Ohio, and then completed residencies in both anesthesiology and family practice. She also has masterís degrees in health care administration and public health, both from DMU.

Dr. Wattleworth has spent the past 20 years in various health care positions, including 10 years in private practice. Most recently, in addition to serving as chair of the Department of Family Medicine, she is also an associate professor of family practice at DMU.

She is a Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and is the recipient of the 2001 George W. Northup Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. She is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Iowa and Polk County Osteopathic Medical associations.

Dr. Wattleworth and her husband live in Story City, Iowa, with their youngest child, Ashley.


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