Kathleen Satterfield, DPM has dedicated her professional life to academic podiatric medicine and has served in leadership at two podiatric medical colleges. She is currently Dean, Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery & Biomechanics at Western University College of Podiatric Medicine in Southern California. Previously she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Des Moines University's podiatric college. Recently she became the first DPM to be selected for the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges Assessment Leadership Academy. Her current career emphasis is in outcomes assessment for competency in medical education. Dr Satterfield is a past president of two organizations, the American Association for Women Podiatrists and the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Timothy.