Stoltz elected to national PSTP development committee

David Stoltz, MD, PhD, professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, was elected as a General Assembly Member to the American Society for Clinical Investigations (ASCI) Physician-Scientist Development Committee. During their monthly committee meetings, the Physician-Scientist Development Committee monitors, creates, and supports programming for early-career physician-scientists. “As co-director of both the Carver College of […]

ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2021

Inevitably, every year, a faculty member can be overheard saying the same thing to a colleague: “I always learn something new at these.” This year was no different as the final round of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Vignette Competition wrapped up and the judges began their deliberation. As with years past, that […]

Celebrating Heistad’s impact through mentorship

In his remarks, Michael Welsh, MD, chair of the committee for the Daryl and Nancy Granner Distinguished Mentor Award, joked that Donald Heistad, MD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was “the only two-time winner” of the award. First announced in February 2020, Heistad was originally set to be honored later that year, as […]

Residents’ quality recognized at Midwest SGIM

A major component of residency training in Internal Medicine at Iowa is an emphasis from day one on research and scholarship in practical ways. One of the ways this happens is through active involvement in a quality improvement project each year. We interviewed Matthew Soltys, MD, last year’s Chief Resident of Quality and Safety and […]

Online presentation: Role of airway inflammation in susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 in vivo and in vitro – October 14, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, October 14 will be: Role of airway inflammation in susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 in vivo and in vitro 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, October 14, 2021 Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]

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 […]

Niyazi named endoscopy medical director

Fadi Niyazi, MBBS, has been named medical director of the University of Iowa Health Care Digestive Health Center’s Endoscopy Suite. Niyazi joined our department as faculty only one year ago after completing his gastroenterology fellowship with us. His leadership skills were already on display in that period, serving as Chief Fellow in his final year […]

Utility of high resolution mapping to guide ablation of ventricular arrhythmias from the aortic sinuses of Valsalva

Article: Utility of high resolution mapping to guide ablation of ventricular arrhythmias from the aortic sinuses of Valsalva Authors: Faisal Matto, Dev Venugopal, Prashant D Bhave, Troy E Rhodes, Alexander Mazur Journal: J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Aug 7. doi: 10.1007/s10840-021-01040-9. Online ahead of print. Abstract: Purpose: Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) arrhythmias are commonly […]

Diversity will secure our future

In my last post we were near the end of Women in Medicine month and now we are right in the middle of Latinx Heritage Month. This celebration is unique for several reasons, not least of which is that the University of Iowa formally recognizes its run from September 15 through November 2. That beginning […]

Online presentation: Burnout in Healthcare: The Crisis is Here Too – October 7, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, October 7 will be: Burnout in Healthcare: The Crisis is Here Too 12:00-1:00pm Thursday, October 7, 2021 Ashmita Banerjee, MD,  Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Amy Stier, MD, MME,  Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation: […]