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 […]

Donald C. Zavala, MD, FCCP, 1923-2022

The below message was shared from Joseph Zabner, MD, professor and former director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine. It is with the greatest sadness that I let you know of the passing today of Donald C. Zavala, MD, FCCP. One more time he taught us something, how to rest in […]

John M. Weiler, MD, 1945-2022

The Department of Internal Medicine extends its condolences to the colleagues, friends, and family of John Weiler, MD, who passed away last week at the age of 77. Weiler was a member of the Division of Immunology for 25 years, treating patients and teaching residents, students, and fellows both in University of Iowa Health Care […]

New Faculty Additions – 2022

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce some of the faculty members who joined us in July 2022. We are happy to welcome them to the department. Divya Ashat, MBBS -Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Divya Ashat comes to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a Clinical Assistant Professor after completing a fellowship […]

New Faculty Additions – 2022

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce some of the faculty members who joined us in July 2022. The group below have joined the Division of General Internal Medicine; new faculty from other divisions will be announced in the coming weeks. We are happy to welcome them to the department. Matthew Becker, MD […]

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 […]

Employee Appreciation Day, 2022

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Please enjoy this message from Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Interim Chair and DEO of the Department of Internal Medicine. Last year the planning committee settled on the theme “I Am Iowa” as we celebrated just how many countries–more than 70, in fact–our members called home in addition to the University of […]

Mokadem appointed to state medical cannabidiol review board

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has named Mohamad Mokadem, MD, associate professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Medical Cannabidiol Board (MCB). The nine-member advisory body is composed of eight physicians of different specialties and one law enforcement agent. Among a number of responsibilities, the board reviews petitions to expand […]

Anderson named dean at University of Chicago

Once a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye. We are pleased to share news from the University of Chicago that Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, will become the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, and Dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2022. Anderson came to the University […]