Stephen Ellestad, DO, a physician in Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s emergency department, has been elected to a two-year term as an at-large trustee of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Board. He was elected during the 116th annual conference and scientific seminar in Des Moines. Ellestad joined GRMC’s emergency department in 2010.
Ellestad earned his bachelor’s degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He attended the Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences to earn his medical degree. His internship residency was at Womack Army Community Hospital in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Following his training, he took a position as the general medical officer in the outpatient and emergency room at Munson Army Community Hospital in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he also served as a flight surgeon.
GRMC has four full-time physicians who cover the emergency department 24/7.