Daniel Van Kalsbeek, DO

Daniel Van Kalsbeek, DO

Name:
Daniel Kelly Van Kalsbeek

Hometown:
Hospers, Iowa

Where did you go for Undergraduate and Medical School?
Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa for undergrad
Des Moines University for medical school

Career aspirations?
Pulmonary and critical care medicine

What was your first job?
I grew up on a farm where we raised swine and harvested grain.  My first formal job was an assistant landscaper. I still have caulluses from that summer...

What is the furthest you've travelled from Omaha?
The Yucatan Peninsula

If you couldn't work in medicine, what would you do?
Probably electrical or mechanical engineering. Or farming - that encompasses a bit of everything (medicine included)

Best thing to do in Nebraska if you only had one day?
The middle of Nebraska is one of the least light polluted areas in the Midwest.  If you are in the mood to get away from literally everything, the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to wander about and offers an unmatched night sky when conditions are right.

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?
There were some pretty gnarly 'staches walking the wards in April 2020...