Humphrey named Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division Administrator

Hilary Humphrey, MBA, has been named Division Administrator for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She replaces Mazin Abu-Ghazalah, who was also Operations Director for the Digestive Health Clinic, a position for which Tara Clark, LISW, MBA will fill on an interim basis while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted. Humphrey has been […]

Sherry Mattison named Executive Assistant to the Interim Chair

Effective September 1, Sherry Mattison will be the Executive Assistant to Interim Chair & DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, a position most recently held by Stacie Vik. In this role, Mattison will manage the Chair’s office, overseeing a number of essential administrative functions in addition to providing some support to the department’s executive leadership team. […]

Ayyappan, Chandrasekharan take on cancer center leadership roles

Sabarish Ayyappan, MD, and Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS, both medical oncologists in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, have each taken on a leadership role in two of the multidisciplinary oncology groups (MOGs) within the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Ayyappan now leads the Lymphoma MOG, and Chandrasekharan now leads the Gastrointestinal […]

Saying farewell to Stacie Vik

After nearly 18 years at the University of Iowa and nearly half of them with the department, Stacie Vik will begin a new career at the University of Wisconsin. As Executive Assistant first to E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, and then to Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Vik has helped to maintain continuity in the department. […]

Suksaranjit to succeed Benson as ICVA Section Chief in Cardiology

The following announcement comes from Bradley Dixon, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Medicine, Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVA). We wish to announce that Dr. Chris Benson, Professor of Medicine at Carver College of Medicine and staff physician at the ICVA, stepped down as the Cardiology Section Chief on July 1, […]

Davis named Interim Director of the Division of Immunology

The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine earlier today. I am pleased to announce that Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of internal medicine in immunology and of pediatrics, has accepted the role of Interim Director for the Division of Immunology, which includes allergy, immunology, and rheumatology services, effective July […]

Zeitler assumes role as Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the VA

The following announcement comes from Dr. Brad Dixon, Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Medicine, VA Health Care System. It is with great pleasure I announce that Dr. William Zeitler has accepted the position as Section Chief for Hematology/Oncology at the Iowa City VA. Dr. Zeitler is a native of Iowa City. He received […]

Shibli-Rahhal to lead college accreditation review

Through the accreditation process, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) governs which medical schools can license graduates and can offer federal financial aid to students. Every eight years, each US medical school undergoes an 18-month-long process overseen by this independent body, which is jointly recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association […]

Newly elected senators in Internal Medicine

Congratulations to the following Internal Medicine faculty members recently elected to the University of Iowa Faculty Senate from the Carver College of Medicine! The University of Iowa Faculty Senate, composed of eighty representatives of all academic units of the university, serves as the principal channel of communication between faculty members and the central administration of […]

Trae Stutzman joins the Internal Medicine Human Resources Team

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Trae Stutzman to our Human Resources team as an HR Associate. A 2020 graduate of Mount Mercy University with dual degrees in Business Management and Human Resource Management, Stutzman joins us with more than four years’ experience working in human resources. For the last three years, […]