New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce faculty members who joined us in the first quarter of 2021 (start dates in parentheses). We are happy to welcome them to the department. Alpana Garg, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (1-4-21) Dr. Alpana Garg joined the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing an Internal […]

Announcing the 2022–23 Chief Residents

The following is a statement from Vice Chair for Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Manish Suneja, MD. It is with great pride that I announce the 2022–23 Chief Residents for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most […]

Matches on the map for 2021

A yearly tradition that comes fast on the heels of Match Day is updating the map that shows where our residents over the last five years attended medical school. The Carver College of Medicine produces a map showing where graduating medical students go, and we also produce a map showing where our residents go to […]

Klesney-Tait appointed to national lung transplantation committee

Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD, associate professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, was appointed to the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Lung Transplantation Committee. During this three-year appointment Klesney-Tait will represent the interests of Region 8, which includes Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, and Kansas. The Lung Transplantation Committee is a national committee of […]

Sharif named 4JPP Medical Director

The following is a guest post from the leadership at the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Saima Sharif, MD, MS, has been appointed the Medical Director for 4JPP (Team A). This unit located on the main campus of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics treats primarily hematology/oncology inpatients.  Dr. Sharif is an associate […]

Dr. Abboud turns 90!

On this day, in 1931, François M. Abboud, MD, MACP, was born. Although the pandemic prevents us from celebrating this legend properly today, we wanted to offer the below as a reminder of his impact on medicine, on this department, college, and institution, and the rest of the world by gathering as many encomia and […]

New Faculty Additions – 2020

The Department of Internal Medicine would like to introduce our final group of faculty members who joined us in 2020 (start dates in parentheses). We are pleased to welcome them to the department. Elizabeth C. Berigan, MD – Associate (7/16/20) Dr. Elizabeth Berigan joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Associate, from private […]

Debut podcast features IntMed members

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine has long sponsored in part the Short Coat Podcast, a series focused on issues related to medical school, largely featuring physicians-in-training and their instructors. But now the college has launched a new podcast with established providers who may need continuing medical education (CME) credit as […]

Abu-Ghazalah named Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division Administrator

Mazin Abu-Ghazalah, FACHE, has been named Division Administrator for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Abu-Ghazalah is entering the role following the departure of Robert Jones earlier this year. The department is grateful for the continuity provided by Administrative Services Specialist Hilary Humphrey in the interim. Abu-Ghazalah has more […]

World AIDS Day in Internal Medicine

Today is World AIDS Day and here at University of Iowa Health Care we are proud of the decades of care we have provided people living with AIDS and HIV. Four years ago, we profiled the founder and director of the first HIV Clinic in the state of Iowa, Jack Stapleton, MD, and his team’s […]