Women in Medicine in 2021

Earlier this year, for Women’s History Month, we asked faculty members to tell us about a woman in medicine who inspired them. With Women in Medicine month drawing to a close, we recognize several inspiring women faculty members within our own institution and their recent achievements. Martha Carvour, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Infectious Diseases, […]

Grumbach named Daum Professor

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has been appointed to the Kate Daum Professorship, which recognizes outstanding women scientists at the University of Iowa. This position is endowed by the Carver College of Medicine in honor of Kate Daum, PhD, who directed the UI Nutrition Department for nearly thirty years and was a […]

Celebrating the many successes of Endocrinology’s members

In the most recent rankings released by US News & World Report, and for the first time, University of Iowa Health Care was listed among the “high performing” institutions in the nation and #1 in Iowa for its adult diabetes and endocrinology care. This was not why the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism gathered in […]

In Memory of James Brian Martins, MD

The department learned this week of the passing of James Martins, MD, professor emeritus of Internal Medicine, earlier this month at the age of 77. Martins arrived at the University of Iowa in 1971 for residency just after completing his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. A cardiology fellowship here was followed […]

Sad news about Y-Chen (Elizabeth) Kuo, MD

It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I share news of the unexpected passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Elizabeth Kuo this morning. I know I can speak for our entire community when I offer her husband of 38 years, Chou-Long, their children, Ivan and Jocely, and their first grandchild, our deepest sympathies […]

Fall 2021 CES campaign: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

The Community & Engagement Services (CES) committee in the Department of Internal Medicine is excited to announce that our engagement drive this fall will be for CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank. Beyond its direct threats to health, the pandemic has placed many in economic peril. Whether it was due to the loss of income […]

Steven Lentz, MD, PhD, steps down as Hematology Section Chief

After three years as Section Chief of Hematology in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Steven Lentz, MD, PhD, Henry Hamilton Chair in Hematology, is stepping down. For an impressive 13 years before the division’s reorganization in 2018, Dr. Lentz served as Director for the Division of Hematology and Oncology. We […]

Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, named Interim Division Director

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, has been appointed Interim Division Director of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation effective September 1. Dr. Milhem has served as Section Chief of Oncology since 2018, when the division was reorganized. During that time, Dr. Milhem worked very closely and […]

New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce some of the faculty members who joined us in June, July, and August (start dates in parentheses). We are happy to welcome them to the department. Munish Ashat, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (7/1/21) Dr. Munish Ashat comes to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as […]

New Faculty Additions – 2021

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. Sayed Ahmad Jan, MBBS – Associate (7/1/21) Dr. Sayed Ahmad Jan joins the Division of General Internal Medicine from his residency at […]