Ep. 121 – Robert Tim Yoho, DPM, FACFAS, Author/Dean/CPME/AACPM – “Been There and Done That.”

Come along, as Dean’s chat co-hosts Drs. Jeffrey Jensen and Johanna Richey interview Dr. Robert Tim Yoho. As noted in the introduction, Dr. Yoho has “Been There, Done That” in our profession.

We discuss his career, starting back to his undergraduate days, and his research opportunities that ultimately changed the way he felt about podiatric education and scholarly work as Dean of the Des Moines Univsrsity College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of this interview is the touching story of his son Nathan, daughter-in- law Laura, and his beautiful grand-daughter Caralyn, that culminated in his beautiful book, “Life After Death: The Laura and Caralyn Yoho Story.”

An excerpt from Amazon, “Nathan Yoho and Laura Brammeier wed in August 2011. After Laura was diagnosed with brain cancer, her best friend, Kara, volunteered to be a surrogate mother. Nathan and Laura’s daughter, Caralyn, arrived in fall of 2013. In his December 20, 2013 letter to Caralyn, published in The Des Moines Register, reporter Daniel Finney wrote, “Caralyn, your mother died before you drew your first breath. That’s not fair. But you will know her. Your dad has videos. Your grandparents have pictures and stories. Nobody will ever take the place of the mom you didn’t get to meet. But these kind, selfless people are going to make sure you have everything your mom would have wanted you to have.” https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Death-Laura-Caralyn/dp/1977248209

Laura’s legacy lives on today in Nathan’s CrossFit studios – an incredible story! https://crossfitwdm.com/our-new-home-is-official/

Dr. Yoho is certainly one of Podiatric Medicine’s icons; his involvement the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM), and his tenure as Dean at the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery make for a storied career.

We also discuss leadership and the current state of podiatric medicine – and what he would do to enhance the profession today and going forward.


A can’t miss episode! Enjoy! 

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