Dyane E. Tower
Dr. Dyane E. Tower earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Tower was introduced to her college golf team’s orthopaedic physician and then worked with him in both the clinical and surgical settings. It was this orthopaedic spine surgeon who introduced Dr. Tower to the field of podiatry.

Dr. Tower went on to earn Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degrees from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She was involved in research and many student clubs while in podiatric medical college. Dr. Tower went on to complete her residency training in Greeley, Colorado at the North Colorado Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Tower continued her education at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice as the APMA Public Health Fellow where she earned her Master of Public Health degree.

After completing her education and training, Dr. Tower taught at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and practiced in northern Illinois. She then transitioned to a surgical podiatrist position at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire prior to taking on a full-time role with the American Podiatric Medical Association where she serves as the Director of Clinical Affairs and Senior Medical Director. Her primary roles at APMA include the APMA Registry and cultivating relationships with other organizations and entities within healthcare.
Looking Forward: Thoughts from Dr. Tower....
  • What are your hopes for the podiatric profession moving forward?
  • What role do you feel the ACPM should play to enhance the profession?
I would like to see the podiatric profession embrace the diverse perspectives we have within the profession and work together to advance. Diversity within the profession makes us stronger and attractive to prospective students. We also have an opportunity to show the public and other medical professionals the value of having a podiatrist as part of the team. Preventive and population-based care may be the best way to demonstrate the podiatric profession’s valuable place in healthcare through improved outcomes and cost-savings.

ACPM should continue to provide high-quality education on the many medical aspects of the podiatric profession. Including education on public health, preventive care, and disparities will be important as we move forward in the changing healthcare environment.

- Dyane E. Tower, DPM, FACPM, MPH, MS
Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Tower DE, Hammond J. Acral fibrokeratoma: a rare pedal soft tissue mass. JAPMA. 2018; 108(2): 172-7.

Tower DE, Wood RW, Vaardahl MD. Talocalcaneal joint middle facet coalition resection with interposition of a juvenile hyaline cartilage graft. JFAS. 2015; 54(6): 1178-82.

Warner CJ, Richey EA, Tower DE, Condino AE, Tapp SJ, Tosteson ANA, Walsh DB. Inferior vena cava filter retrieval provides no advantage in the average patient. JVS: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2015; 3(2): 142-46.
Texts Edited:
Evidence-Based Podiatry
A Clinical Guide to
Diagnosis and Management
Ankle Fractures
Learn More about Dr. Tower
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