Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, FACS Trauma Surgery

Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

About Jeannette Capella MD, MEd, FACS

Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, FACS is a health care provider primarily located in Des Moines, Iowa. She has 29 years of experience. Her specialties include Trauma Surgery.



Jeannette Capella has the following specialty


29 Years Experience

University of South Fl Coll of Med, Tampa Fl

Graduated in 1993

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More about Jeannette Capella

Jeannette Capella, MD joined The Iowa Clinic to be part of a trusted, physician governed healthcare organization that provides quality patient care. She values a culture of compassionate, hardworking physicians who care about their patients and colleagues. Dr. Capella comes to the clinic with nearly 20 years of experience, most recently as the Assistant Director of Trauma at UPMC Altoona in Pennsylvania. Being a trauma surgeon provides daily challenges; one never knows who or what is coming through the door next. Since nearly every patient she sees is probably going through the worst day of their life, she finds her role as their surgeon instantly gratifying. She is rewarded by being able to make a meaningful impact on their lives. Since 2001, Dr. Capella has joined numerous deployments with federal disaster response teams, including Hurricane Rita (2005), Haiti (2010) and Hurricane Maria (2017). She has also provided humanitarian aid in Zambia and Honduras. Currently, she serves on the Trauma and Critical Care Team (East), based in Boston. Her other passion is education. She has developed and delivered curricula for students, residents, nurses, physician extenders and other physicians, as well as publishing research in this area. She is a part of the Trauma System Advisory Committee for the State of Iowa and the Crisis Standards of Care Subcommittee for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and traveling.

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