General Medicine faculty additions, July 2017

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce the newest members of the Division of General Internal Medicine, joining in the month of July. We are pleased to welcome them to the department.


Zabu~Aung

Zabu Aung, MD – Associate

Dr. Zabu Aung joins the Division of General Internal Medicine having just completed her residency at Guthrie Clinic, Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She received her MBBS from the University of Medicine Mandalay in Myanmar, and an internship at Mandalay General Hospital. Her research interests include quality improvement for reducing the number of daily labs in an inpatient hospital setting, and increasing the identification and referral of appropriate patients with intermediate risk of pulmonary embolism for catheter directed thrombolysis via a modified Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). Dr. Aung also enjoys teaching, drawing, traveling, and outdoor activities.


Chennamadhavuni~Adithya

Adithya Chennamadhavuni, MBBS – Associate

Dr. Adithya Chennamadhavuni comes to the Division of General Internal Medicine from his residency at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He received his MBBS from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. Dr. Chennamadhavuni’s recent research interests focused on cancer research, such as liquid genomic testing for newly diagnosed lung cancer and melanoma survival after introduction of immunotherapy. Outside medicine, Dr. Chennamadhavuni enjoys nature photography.


DawodYaserYaser Dawod, MD – Associate

Dr. Yaser Dawod joins the Division of General Internal Medicine from his residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He received his MD from the University of Aleppo school of medicine in Syria. Dr. Dawod has clinical and research interests in lung diseases including Sarcoidosis and swallowing abnormalities in COPD patients. In his spare time Dr. Dawod enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


kuehncarlyCarly Kuehn, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Carly Kuehn joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor, after serving as a Chief Resident here during the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Kuehn received her MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, followed by a medicine residency in the Department of Internal Medicine here at Iowa. Her research interests include quality improvement projects relating to alarm utilization, transitions of care, and teaching residents about quality improvement techniques. In her free time she enjoys hiking and cheering for the Hawkeyes.


mcconomybryanBryan McConomy, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Bryan McConomy joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a hospitalist from his Chief Resident year in Internal Medicine at Iowa. Dr. McConomy received his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, and completed his medicine residency at UIHC. His research has focused on EHR improvement and health informatics. He also enjoys teaching medical students and residents. His hobbies include running and arguing with his children to go to bed at night.


McGinty~Brent

Brent McGinty, MD – Associate

Dr. Brent McGinty joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Associate. He received his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, followed by a medicine residency here at Iowa. Dr. McGinty‘s recent research looked into higher mortality risk in patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, hiking, and yodeling.


MeltonKatieKatie Melton, DO – Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Katie Melton comes to the Division of General Internal Medicine from a position as a primary care physician for the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her DO from Des Moines University and completed an Internship at UIHC, followed by a residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Dr. Melton’s clinical interests involve educating patients about the natural progression of their chronic disease states in order to assist them in preparing for end-of-life issues. Her hobbies include hiking, singing, and spending time with her husband, a first-year fellow here, and their 16-month-old daughter.

“I grew up in a small town in MN and am excited to have returned to the Midwest. My time in Hawaii was great as I got to experience an island lifestyle and learn about a very different patient population; however, coming back to IA makes me feel at home. I am not sure my sentiments will be the same come the first snowstorm though!”

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