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Jessica Southard, PA-C

Specialty: Neurological & Spinal Surgery, Spine Center

Appointments: (515)-241-5760

About Jessica Southard, PA-C

After completing a rotation with Dr. John Piper, she knew The Iowa Clinic would be a good fit. “I got very lucky to end up with such a great group of people,” she says. Neurosurgery was a perfect choice for Jessica because she enjoys the intricacies of surgery and the immediate gratification of helping patients. If she weren’t in the OR assisting with surgeries, she has a number of careers she’d be interested in: an animal rescuer, zoo vet, an engineer, detective, or she might rehab old houses. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, traveling, cooking and doing puzzles.


Primary Location

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza II, Suite 608
1215 Pleasant Street , Suite 608
Des Moines, IA 50309


Neurological & Spinal Surgery , Spine Center

Board Certifications

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Graduate Degree

University of Missouri-Columbia

Undergraduate Degree

University of Missouri - Columbia

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