Durairaj to succeed McGowan as ICVA Section Chief in pulmonary medicine

After more than two decades leading pulmonary care at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (ICVA), Stephen McGowan, MD, professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, is stepping down from his position as Pulmonary Section Chief. During his time as chief, Dr. McGowan remained dedicated to caring for his patients, led the pulmonary […]

Social workers bridge the gap between clinic and community

This year marks the centennial of social workers as crucial providers at University of Iowa Health Care. Within the Department of Internal Medicine, social workers have been a part of the care offered people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS for more than two decades. Funded through the Ryan White CARE legislation, our department’s eight social […]

Internal Medicine’s Social Workers

University of Iowa Health Care has been celebrating this year as the centennial of its incorporation of social workers into the care we provide. Healing and maintaining good health has as much to do with the physical as it does addressing the world that surrounds a patient, whether it is helping them achieve stable housing […]

Simmering examines Parkinson’s diagnoses, treatment with KL2 Scholar Award

Jacob Simmering, PhD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, received a KL2 Scholar Award from the University of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS). With this support, Simmering aims to improve the timeliness of the diagnosis and responsiveness of treatment for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). “Management of the […]

Internal Medicine recognized in four UIP Clinical Award categories

Since expanding in 2011 to cover the entire Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards has honored providers in six categories. This year, just as we did last year, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud of our recognition in four of those categories. Earlier this week at a special […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. Over the last few months, members of our department were nominated by colleagues, patients, and patient family members for […]

Niyazi named endoscopy medical director

Fadi Niyazi, MBBS, has been named medical director of the University of Iowa Health Care Digestive Health Center’s Endoscopy Suite. Niyazi joined our department as faculty only one year ago after completing his gastroenterology fellowship with us. His leadership skills were already on display in that period, serving as Chief Fellow in his final year […]

Kline’s media campaign for vaccinating pregnant women

Many of our faculty and staff in the department and at University of Iowa Health Care have been quick to add another role, public advocate, to their educator-researcher-clinician roles over the course of the pandemic. We have always responded to requests for interviews, serving as experts on everything from updated colonoscopy screening guidelines to the […]

VA Telehealth services recognized, build on successes

Even before the pandemic, telehealth was on the rise, but once in-person clinic visits became too risky, the number of video visits exploded and now show few signs of slowing down. Advocates and practitioners have guided its implementation in the field, helped ensure its security, and continued to expand its use. Some of those leaders […]