The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism had a number of reasons to gather in celebration but it began as an opportunity to introduce two new fellows to the tight-knit group: Dr. Muhammad Ansar and Dr. Rea Nagy.
Dr. Muhammad Ansar has begun his first year of fellowship at Iowa, but he joins with a significant amount of experience in endocrinology. He received his medical degree in Islamabad and spent a number of years after residency in Pakistan and abroad working in a variety of institutions. His residency in the United States was at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where his interest in endocrinology sharpened. Most recently he has served as a hospitalist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he became director/lead physician on an inpatient diabetes service.
Dr. Rea Nagy joins the division with extensive experience in endocrinology as well. Dr. Nagy completed medical school at the University of Szeged in Hungary, where she was born and raised. Throughout her training, her focus in research and clinical cases has favored hormones and behavior, neuroendocrinology, pituitary and adrenal disorders, as well as complex endocrine syndromes. After a research fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Nagy completed an internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital, a Connecticut hospital affiliated with Yale University. During her fellowship here, she intends to continue her focus on neuroendocrinology, pituitary disorders, and adrenal diseases.
At Monday afternoon’s event, Dr. Abel welcomed Drs. Ansar and Nagy and offered attendees the opportunity to introduce themselves. He also recognized and welcomed Dr. Sue Bodine, who joins the division’s faculty from the University of California-Davis. Dr. Abel also offered congratulations to Dr. Chris Adams on a recent grant win and recognized years-of-service milestones passed by Dr. Bill Sivitz and Dr. Janet Schlechte.