International and national recognition

For the second year in a row, U. S. News & World Report has ranked us among the nation’s best. You can read the full report of where our medical school stands in addition to other subspecialties within the Carver College of Medicine that were nationally ranked here. Last year our department’s training program was […]

Primary Care on the front lines of our health system

There really is no other way to say it. Based in the Division of General Internal Medicine, our general internists, mostly working at the Iowa River Landing facility, log more hours in direct and indirect contact with patients than most within University of Iowa Health Care. Fewer than 20 providers follow more than 14,000 patients […]

General Internal Medicine, some specifics

The below is a post from Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. The general internists at Iowa River Landing (IRL) are thriving. Led by interim clinic director and clinical assistant professor Dr. Wendy Fiordellisi, the 17 faculty physicians and 2 APPs follow more than 14,000 patients. Productivity is projected […]

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. In January, four members of our department were nominated by colleagues and patients for a variety of actions that have […]

Fishing for answers results in publication

Working and training in University of Iowa Health Care is an opportunity to witness and treat many conditions that are not likely to appear anywhere else. In his first first-author publication since arriving at the University of Iowa, first-year Infectious Diseases fellow Dr. Takaaki Kobayashi demonstrates this fact. In the most recent issue of BMJ […]

Our Road Map

Welcome to 2019! I hope that you were able to take time over the last couple weeks to celebrate the end of a successful and productive 2018, and that you are ready to approach the new year with eagerness and a renewed sense of purpose. I also want to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of […]

A Year in Rearview

It was an honor to deliver my third annual State of the Department address last week. One hour is not nearly enough time to detail all the incredible activity that occurs over a twelve-month period in our department. In every component of our tripartite mission, the department ends 2018 on stronger footing than when the […]

Iowa receives continued CFF accreditation

Providers at University of Iowa Health Care learned this week that they have earned continued accreditation from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The CFF establishes a standard of care based on guidelines developed with leading experts and based on peer-reviewed evidence and research. By adhering to those guidelines, establishing meaningful quality improvement, and undergoing a […]

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. From August to October, seven members of our department were nominated by colleagues and patients for a variety of […]

Cho, Goto land case report in NEJM

Drs. Christine Cho and Michihiko Goto, Division of Infectious Diseases, have published a rare case in a recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine. The “Images in Clinical Medicine” report outlines the presentation, diagnosis, and successful treatment of a patient with spinal brucellosis. First author (and recent addition to the faculty) Dr. Cho explained […]