2020–2021 Incoming Fellows

Meet the incoming class of Internal Medicine fellows! Kanishk Agnihotri, MBBCh(Cardiology EP) Salman Ansari, MD(Gastroenterology) Laila Babar, MBBS(Hem-Onc) Thor Bjarnason, MD, PhD(Cardiology) Jason Cascio, MD, PhD(Allergy) Lily Gonzalez, MD(Allergy) Ramakrishna Gorantla, MBBS(Cardiology – Int) Austin Greco, MD(Hem-Onc) Miles Hagner, MD(Pulmonary) Kimberly Helmkamp, MD(Pulmonary) Carolyn Hilliard, MD(Nephrology) Jonathan Holbrook, MD(Cardiology – Int) Iiro Honkanen, MD(Nephrology) Nick […]

Cardiology Fellows Graduation, 2020

Succeeding Paul Lindower, MD, as program director for the cardiology fellowships, Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, might have hoped for a less dramatic year but the pandemic had other plans. Adapting procedures to the presence of the coronavirus, all while ensuring that trainees satisfied their education requirements meant a lot of creative and quick steering from […]

Class of 2020 matches across the country and at Iowa

With last week’s Fellowship Match Day, many of our graduating residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their next couple years become much clearer. The Department is proud to announce that every one of our residents who entered the fellowship match met with success. This year’s 100% placement rate raises our five-year rolling average […]

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,” […]

2019–2020 Incoming Fellows

Meet the incoming class of Internal Medicine fellows! Asad Ali, MBBS (Gastroenterology) Zhibo An,  MB (Gastroenterology) John Arce, MD (Palliative Medicine) Elizabeth Bowen, MD (Endocrinology) Annie Braseth, MD (Gastroenterology) Elizabeth Brindise, DO (Gastroenterology) Fernando Casado Castillo, MD (Infectious Diseases) Michael Catlin, MD (Pulmonary) Adithya Chennamadhavuni,  MBBS (Hem-Onc) Bryce Duchman, MD (Pulmonary) Derek Eshun, MBChB (Cardiology) […]

New Fellows Welcome, 2019

Just as they did when they said good-bye to their graduates, the fellowships in Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology combined forces to welcome their new fellows. Earlier this month, faculty and staff convened in the Immunology conference room to enjoy some cupcakes and an ice cream bar while taking the opportunity to get to know one […]

Taking stock as the academic year ends

There have been many reviews and pulse-checks these last few months. We have completed our department’s five-year review and will soon receive formal feedback. Many members of the department contributed to this process. I hope that the information gleaned will assist our institutional leadership in understanding the breadth of our mission and our impact on […]

Retreat to advance

In a little lodge beside a peaceful pond in Coralville’s North Park on a sunny Saturday, a couple dozen clinicians and researchers in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine gathered to listen to presentations from first- and second-year cardiovascular fellows and one second-year internal medicine resident. As associate program director of the cardiology fellowship program, Kaiko […]

Qazi wins SIF2019 fellows’ competition

The following was written by Haseeb Qazi, MBBS, a third-year fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine. We appreciate his willingness to share and his reporting skills! Scottsdale Interventional Forum (SIF) 2019 was held in Scottsdale, AZ, from March 27–30, 2019. Interventional cardiologists from all over the United States, along with around 81 cardiology fellows-in-training attended this conference. A […]

Updates from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The below is a post from Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, director of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension. With approximately 140 transplants a year, our transplant team continues to deliver first-rate kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants both at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.  The […]