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 […]

Dedication of the Richard E. Kerber Cardiology Fellows Room

The late Dr. Richard E. Kerber mentored class after class of cardiology fellows for decades. To honor that devotion, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine remodeled and dedicated their fellows’ lounge in Dr. Kerber’s memory. Donations to fund the project came from colleagues and former trainees. Besides new furniture, work stations, and other comforts, the Richard […]

Nephrology Fellows’ Graduation, 6/22

Although the event was last month, we are still pleased to share this report and photographs from the celebration held by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in honor of their four graduating fellows. Over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Celebration Farm just north of Iowa City, division members, friends, and family joined to […]

Hematology and Oncology Fellows’ Welcome Breakfast

Fresh-baked quiche, muffins, fresh fruit, and bracing coffee set the table as the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation welcomed the four newest members of the fellowship program. Many faculty members took up the invitation from Fellowship Directors Dr. Dan Berg and Dr. Usha Perepu invitation to sit and chat with the […]

Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellows’ Welcome

The Division of Immunology welcomed three new members of their division last week with cupcakes, ice cream, and ice-breakers last week. Three new fellows in the Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Fellowship programs got the chance to introduce themselves and to meet their new colleagues in an informal setting. First, about a dozen senior fellows and faculty […]