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It would be nice if recent events were not so eventful and that we could talk about other things, but you must play the cards in front of you. I am grateful for your attention to this forum to help respond to and hopefully allay concerns. So let’s address the biggest change in leadership since […]

Growing the pie

Ten years ago, the ambulatory clinics at Iowa River Landing in Coralville opened their doors. We established a major footprint off-campus, increasing patient convenience and volume, and expanded the services we could offer. Now that we are bumping our heads against the ceiling of IRL, we have turned our sights toward North Liberty and an […]

Thomas O’Dorisio, MD, 1943 – 2022

It is my sad duty to share news with you of the recent passing of Dr. Tom O’Dorisio, whom I remember most vividly from the wonderful keynote remarks he delivered at a CCOM commencement ceremony some years ago. His partner in many things, M. Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD, tells us that he died peacefully near their […]

One constant at Iowa

“Frequency illusion” or “frequency bias” is the cognitive effect of noticing something once, seeing it again soon after, and believing those occurrences are increasing. You experience this effect when you buy a new car and suddenly it seems like that exact make and model is all around you on the road. Or someone uses a […]

Resilience and excellence

Here it is, my first “Views from the Chair,” a forum that just like you I have appreciated for its reliable candor, as much as its information, these last six years. I had hoped for a quieter, less urgent tone in this transition as its new author, but it seems the omicron variant had other […]