The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce some of the faculty members who joined us in July 2021 (start dates in parentheses). We are happy to welcome them to the department.
Dr. Sayed Ahmad Jan joins the Division of General Internal Medicine from his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (James J Peters VAMC) in New York City, where he also served as Chief Resident. He received his MBBS from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan, followed by two years of residency at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. His clinical and research interests focus on Hospital Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Ahmad Jan likes to go on hikes, play cricket, and play guitar.
Dr. Matthew Bauer comes to the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing his Internal Medicine residency here at University of Iowa Health Care. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Bauer’s ongoing research and clinical interests include using Health Information Technology to advance the multifaceted missions of academic hospital medicine. Outside medicine, Dr. Bauer spends his time with his wife, Lizzie, and their six-month-old daughter, Eleanor.
Dr. Matthew Hanewich joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a new member of our Cardiovascular Hospitalist team from his residency at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He received his DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. Dr. Hanewich has a passion for catheter directed therapies, with a particular research interest in mechanical thrombectomy for sub-massive and massive pulmonary emboli. In his spare time, he enjoys developing his cooking repertoire and constructing personal computers.
Dr. Laura Hill joins the Division of General Internal Medicine having just finished a residency here at University of Iowa Health Care. She grew up in Colorado and moved to Saint Louis, Missouri, for her undergraduate degree. She received her MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she met her husband, who is currently a Radiology resident here. Dr. Hill’s clinical and research interests focus on women’s health and weight management. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, biking, and spending time with her husband and their beagle.
Dr. Akhilesh Khuttan joins the Division of General Internal Medicine from his residency at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Khuttan received his MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. His clinical and research interests focus on internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine, including acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and arrhythmias. His hobbies include cycling, cooking, and hiking.
Dr. Ishan Patel joins the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing his Internal Medicine residency at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, where he simultaneously completed the Mini-MBA program and served as a Chief Resident. He received his MBBS from Pramukhswami Medical College in Gujarat, India, followed by a medicine residency at Sardar Patel Medical College in Bikaner, Gujarat, India. His clinical and research interests include hematology-oncological diseases, quality improvement projects, and practicing evidence-based medicine. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Patel likes to play cricket, travel with family, and cook under senior (please read: wife) supervision.
Dr. Matthew Soltys joins the Division of General Internal Medicine after completion of his internal medicine residency here, where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Soltys received his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. His professional interests include quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education. When he isn’t working, Dr. Soltys enjoys spending time running.
Dr. Dustin Uhlenhopp joins the Division of General Internal Medicine having just completed his residency at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. He received his DO from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. Dr. Uhlenhopp’s clinical and research interests focus on hepatology and gastroenterology clinical outcomes. His hobbies include wrestling, guitar, video games, and stroller running with his two young children.
Dr. Sumathi Vijaya Rangan joins the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing her internal medicine residency at Amita Health (Presence) St. Joseph’s hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where she also served a year as Chief Resident. She received her MD from Osmania Medical College in India. Dr. Vijaya Rangan’s clinical and research interests include multiple drug intolerance syndrome and medical education. Outside of work, she likes hiking, traveling, and cooking. She also takes special interest in collecting interesting coins from around the world.
Dr. John Wilde joins the Division of Division of General Internal Medicine following his Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship here. He received his DO from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the Community Memorial Hospital System in Ventura. His clinical and research interests include advancing the understanding and utilization of palliative care principles among learners. John’s hobbies include board games, all things food-related, audio books, sports (both watching and playing), and spending time with his four rambunctious kids.