Ava R. Feldman D.O.

Dr. Feldman has been board certified in Dermatology since 1988. She trained in the military at Brooke Army Medical Center and later left the military, returning to Des Moines to practice. She started Heartland Dermatology in 1995 and was the first female performing liposuction in Des Moines in 1995.


Dermatologist, Private Practice, 1995-Present
Heartland Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, P.C.
12327 Stratford Drive
Clive, IA 50325


B.A., with distinction 1972-76
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona


University of Arizona 1976-77
College of Law
Tucson, Arizona

J.D., Drake University of Law school 1977-81
Des Moines, Iowa

D.O., University of Osteopathic Health Sciences 1979-83
Des Moines, Iowa


Flexible, Brooke Army Medical Center 1983-84
San Antonio, Texas


Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center 1985-88
San Antonio, Texas


Diplomate, National Board of Examiners, Osteopathic 1984

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology 1988

Medical License, state of Iowa 1985-present

Member American Society for Mohs' Surgery 1992-present

Member American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery 1996-present

Member American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. 1996- Present


"A Cutaneous Manifestation of Atrial Myxoma," accepted for publication by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, January, 1989.

"Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis in a Heart Transplant Patient Caused by a Pycnidial Forming Fungus," abstract submitted to the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, May 1998. Miami, Florida

"Phaeohyphomycotic Cutaneous Disease Caused by Pleurophoma in a Cardiac Transplant Patient," Journal of Infectious Disease, March 1989.


Lieutenant, medical corps, US Army Reserve, Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), 1980-1983

Captain, medical corps, US Army, Brooke Army Medical Center 1983-1988

Major, medical corps, US Army, William Beaumont Army Medical Center 1988-1990