Dr. Ethan Pettit, DO

Post-Doctoral Training

Blank Children’s Hospital Residency Program, Des Moines, Iowa, 2009- Present


Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, 2005-2009, Medical Degree

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1998-2004. Bachelor of Science, Zoology


  • Unrestricted Permanent Iowa Medical License, 2010-present

Skills and Certifications

  • Fluent in Spanish Speaking and writing.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified, 2009-present
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified, 2009-present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified, 2009-present

Employment Experience

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Night Float Physician,

Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 2010-present.

  • Attend high risk deliveries and provide acute neonatal stabilization with backup support from neonatologist

Medical Student Teaching Assistant,

Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, 2006-2007.

  • Physical Diagnosis: Taught history taking and diagnosis skills to medical students
  • Gross Anatomy: Prepared cadavers for structure identification examinations
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine: Trained students in musculoskeletal manipulation
  • Physical Therapy Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant

Physical Therapy Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant

Crestview Care Center, Provo, Utah, 2003-2005

  • Worked alongside Physical and Occupational Therapist in performing various daily therapy routines for geriatric and disabled patients

Volunteer Experience

  • Pediatric Cardiology Mission Trip to Merida, Mexico, 2011
  • Pediatric Clinic at La Clinica de la Esperanza, 2006-present
  • Drake University Student Health Clinic, 2010
  • President and counselor of Young Men’s church youth group, 2005-2011
  • Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scout Master, 2005-2011
  • American Red Cross flood relief volunteer, 2008
  • Urology Medical Mission to Western Samoa, 2002
  • Full-Time proselyting Church Missionary to Ecuador, 1999-2001

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence and Teaching Award, Blank Children’s Hospital, 2011

Committees at Blank Children’s Hospital

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-present
  • Associate Program Director Selection Committee, 2011
  • Resident Applicant Review Committee, 2010
  • Pediatric Death Review Committee, 2009-present

Additional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-present
  • Polk County Medical Society, 2009-present
  • Neonatal STABLE Program Certification, 2009-present
  • Pediatric Conscious Sedation Training Certification, 2009-present
  • Mandatory Reporting Training Certification, 2009-present


  • Diagnosis and management of ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders
  • Suturing, splinting, casting, and circumcisions
  • Parent counseling regarding normal growth and development