John F. Peppin, DO, FACP

Center for Bioethics, Pain Management and Medicine
Des Moines, Iowa

Dr. John Peppin completed his medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa. He continued his postgraduate education with an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Peppin is currently director of the Center for Bioethics, Pain Management and Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, and practices full time pain, palliative and internal medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Dr. Peppin is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Additionally, he is a certified Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) trainer. Dr. Peppin is one of the founding members for the Iowa Pain Management Institute and founding faculty for the University of Integrated Studies in California. He serves on numerous professional committees and is an editor and peer reviewer for numerous journals. Dr. Peppin has published articles in the fields of pain management, palliative care and bioethics, has edited numerous books, and has given numerous lectures at conferences on topics in pain and palliative medicine, bioethics, end-of-life care, and internal medicine. 

Last modified: June 5, 2012