Fasano and team work to expand and refine screening for newborn immune disorder

Though symptomless at birth, infants with severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID) are at high risk for developing infections that they are unable to fight off, often leading to death before the age of two. Fortunately, the genetic disorder is treatable by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation if it is diagnosed early enough, and Dr. Mary Beth […]

Chief Resident Introductions

Andrew Johannes, DO I was born and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I attended medical school at Des Moines University, which generated a sincere interest in internal medicine, as I liked the complexity of the clinical […]

Residents’ Welcome Picnic

It feels like we barely finished saying good-bye to our graduates, but Tuesday night, it was time to start saying hello. More than 30 residents have already begun their orientation and training in the next big step of their medical careers. The Department of Internal Medicine hosted these trainees and their families in a tranquil […]

Chauhan Joins NIH Center for Scientific Review

Dr. Anil Chauhan has accepted an invitation to join the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Study Section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review. During his six-year term, Dr. Chauhan will review and make recommendations on grant applications submitted to the NIH, as well as continuously survey the status of research in this scientific field. The Director […]

Successes at Every Career Stage

One of the greatest rewards of being an educator is seeing students and trainees experience success, whether it is completion of a difficult procedure, obtaining a competitive grant, or, in this case, a significant publication. A recent graduate of our residency program, Dr. Rohan Khera, is first author on a study comparing five different pharmacologic […]

A Q&A with Dr. Rohan Khera

Earlier this week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study by Dr. Rohan Khera, graduating resident, and Dr. Siddharth Singh, a former resident at the University of Iowa and current postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego. They performed a rigorous comparison of five FDA-approved obesity drugs and ranked […]

Farewell to Gary Rosenthal, MD

Saying goodbye to friends and colleagues is always hard, particularly when those individuals have contributed so much to our community for many years. However, these emotions are tempered by our pride when they move on to new opportunities of leadership and influence. Thus it is with these complex feelings representing bitter and sweet that I share the news […]

In Remembrance of Dr. John Hoak

Late last April, Dr. John C. Hoak, a monumental figure in this Department’s history, passed away. We hope you will read about his achievements here.  One of his students, now Director of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, Dr. Michael Welsh, offered the following remembrance of Dr. Hoak last weekend. Memory of Dr. Jack Hoak, MD I […]

Pulmonary-Critical Care Fellows Graduation Event

Rarely does the sentence “And a good time was had by all” seem more fitting than Saturday’s farewell to the graduating fellows in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. Faculty, staff, and their family members gathered at the recently opened Terry Trueblood Recreation Area just south of Iowa City. The park lodge […]