Thomas appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Advancement

It is my pleasure to announce that Christie Thomas, MBBS, Professor of Internal Medicine, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Advancement. This position is of unique importance to our department, providing guidance and oversight to faculty members as they advance through their career tracks and serving as a liaison to the Carver College of […]

The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds, 2020

Every year the Chief Residents deliver a Grand Rounds in Internal Medicine. Though social distancing kept Medical Alumni Auditorium mostly empty, hundreds still logged on to cheer these four beloved members of the department dazzle them in their role for one of the last times. Before that could begin, though, Manish Suneja, MD, Residency Program […]

Soles 4 Souls community engagement extends deadline

In the middle of February, the department’s Community Engagement and Services (CES) committee launched its partnership with Soles 4 Souls, a global non-profit providing funds, footwear, and entrepreneurial support for people launching their own businesses. People around the world lifted out of poverty in part by the offering of gently used shoes dropped off into […]

Denise Zang: One month in

Denise Zang, clinical department administrator, joined the Department of Internal Medicine almost exactly one month ago, after serving as administrator for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. (Read Dr. Dale Abel’s announcement and introduction.) Earlier this week, Zang responded to a few questions. Welcome to […]

Zang named Clinical Department Administrator

I am pleased to announce that Denise Zang, MBA, FACMPE, has accepted our offer to become the Clinical Department Administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, effective February 17. Stephen Blanchard, Interim CDA, will remain with us to aid in the transition through the end of March. We are all grateful for his stewardship since […]

Longtime department housekeeper Putnam retires

Chris Putnam is celebrating his retirement from the University of Iowa after 34 years of service, including 26 years in the Business Office as a patient account representative and 8 years with Environmental Services as a housekeeper. On Monday evening, before Putnam’s final shift, the department hosted a small celebration of his time with us. […]

Update from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The following is a guest post from Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. It is the final installment of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism continues to excel as leaders in the field of endocrinology, in research, educational and clinical practice. Leadership […]

Suneja named Vice Chair for Education

I am pleased to announce that Manish Suneja, MD, has accepted the role of Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Suneja is and will remain the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a program which he has led since 2014. Under his direction the program has achieved national […]

Alvarez, Hodgson-Zingman named to Heart and Vascular Center leadership

Paulino Alvarez, MD, has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Cardiomyopathy Section, effective July 1. Alvarez graduated from the Universidad René Favaloro Medical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internal medicine residency at Instituto Universitario CEMIC in Buenos Aires, and a cardiology residency at Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, […]

Internal Medicine 13th Annual Employee Appreciation Day

Internal Medicine is people. A whole lot of people. From about quarter after 11 till well after 1:00 p.m. a steady stream of department faculty and staff were treated to some lunch, a do-it-yourself photo booth with props, and a sun-filled atrium in which to catch up with colleagues. For 13 (non-consecutive) years, the department […]