Our commitment to serving our patients and community

Many of the stories that I share in these posts focus on our research and education missions. The faculty and trainees in our department exemplify a can-do spirit and commitment to innovation that makes these stories easy to find and to tell. However, our clinical mission occupies the majority of the effort of our faculty, […]

New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce faculty members who joined us in the first quarter of 2021 (start dates in parentheses). We are happy to welcome them to the department. Alpana Garg, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (1-4-21) Dr. Alpana Garg joined the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing an Internal […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Online presentation: Tuberculosis: New Approaches to an Ancient Disease – April 8, 2021

Internal Medicine‚Äôs Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, April 8 will be: Tuberculosis: New Approaches to an Ancient Disease12:00-1:00pmThursday, April 8, 2021 Robert J. Blount, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95227869283 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and […]

Rejected! Now what?

Every author gets rejected. What to do with a rejection can be challenging. Do you revise or immediately resubmit elsewhere? The answer depends mostly on what sort of reasons you were (or were not) given for a rejection. Immediate rejection is usually due to one of a couple of reasons. The first and most common […]

Transcatheter Valve Implantation in a Severely Regurgitant Apicoaortic Conduit

Article: Transcatheter Valve Implantation in a Severely Regurgitant Apicoaortic Conduit Authors: Phanicharan A Sistla, Prashob Porayette, Osamah T Aldoss, Sidakpal S Panaich Journal: JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 Mar 22;14(6):e53-e56. Excerpt: A 33-year-old woman with congenital bicuspid aortic stenosis had a complex surgical history, which included aortic valve replacement with a 21-mm Freestyle bioprosthesis (Medtronic, Dublin, […]