Osteopathic Surgical Specialties

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties includes full-time, part-time and clinical faculty who contribute towards education, research, and clinical aspects of the surgical specialties. Currently, our faculty range from anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, podiatry, to urology. Additionally, we have 1500 clinical faculty practicing throughout the state training medical students in all areas of surgery.

The department trains osteopathic students for the practice of medicine and surgery by developing college curriculum through the organization of classroom, hospital, clinic, and specialty programs that provide the highest quality education and role modeling.

We are committed to developing and assisting in quality research programs, as well as in community health services and continuing medical educational programs that serve the profession, the medical community at large, and the public to improve the quality of health services for all.


Preclerkship medical education
Clerkship medical education
Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
Walter Mill Award of Excellence in Surgery

Patient Care

MSU Colorectal Surgery
MSU Urology 

Other Clinicians
David J. Boes, DO, FACOOG – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mary C. Jordan, DO – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Todd Moyerbrailean, DO – Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael Mullins, DO – Anesthesiology

Faculty Excellence Advocate 

Shirley Harding, DO, FACOS– Osteopathic Surgical Specialties

Contact Us

OSS Leadership
W. Britt Zimmerman, DO, FACOS, Chairperson
Craig Gudakunst, DO, Associate Chairperson

OSS Academic Office
B405 West Fee Hall
909 Wilson Road
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone:  (517) 353-8470
Fax:  (517)432-1074
Email:  com.oss@msu.edu 

MSU Colorectal Surgery
MSU Urology 

Meet the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties team.