Collaboration advances excellence in clinical care and clinical research

As an integrated health system, University of Iowa Health Care unifies the Carver College of Medicine, UI Hospitals and Clinics, community clinics, and the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) to ensure that our missions as an Academic Medical Center (AMC) combine to provide high-quality health services to the region, while advancing missions of education and […]

Update from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

The following is a guest post from Barry London, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine continues to excel and promote great research, education, and clinical service. Clinical Updates Our clinical service in the Heart & Vascular […]

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 […]

Endocrinology aids in SSI reduction project

An excessive amount of sugar in a person’s bloodstream, or hyperglycemia, occurs most often in people with diabetes. When someone experiencing hyperglycemia has surgery, the chances of infection and other risks are also increased. However, a recent study by a team of University of Iowa Health Care specialists from eight different departments found that insulin treatments […]

Gerke, Sekar earn clinical recognition

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, the Department of Internal Medicine is proud to have claimed a third of the prizes. Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA, received this year’s Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence […]

Phadke leads pilot study into “chemo brain”

Sneha Phadke, DO, assistant clinical professor in Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation and a breast medical oncologist at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), is investigating the cognitive deficits that occur following chemotherapy, which has often been called “chemo brain.” Last month, Phadke and associate research scientist Kanchna Ramchandran, MS, PhD, were awarded […]

Personalized medicine

For those who attended our 53rd annual Internal Medicine Research Day last week, I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Attending scientific or professional conferences is something that many of us do throughout the year. Lessons learned listening to short presentations or interacting with trainees at their posters will often inform […]

Liquid biopsy reveals ability to tailor treatment

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a cancer that arises from bile ducts/channels draining bile in the liver and often includes the gallbladder cancers. CCA is the second most common form of cancerous liver lesions. In 2017, Linda Kilcrease came to Pashtoon Kasi, MD, MS (then at Mayo Clinic), with metastatic cancer, but it was not amenable or […]

Current Topics in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 10/4/19

With the famous Saturday night lights and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital just outside the window, members of Internal Medicine as well as specialists from across the state spent the day in the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium Press Box earlier this month. “Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Sinonasal Diseases: Bugs and Drugs,” […]

Heart Failure 360, 10/4/19

Formerly known as “Heart Failure in the Heartland,” organizers rebranded their eleventh annual heart failure symposium in name only, now calling it “Heart Failure 360.” The focus has remained the same, offering attendees a full view of the state of diagnosis, therapeutics, and devices surrounding heart failure and its intersections with other conditions. In addition […]