Holm receives national recognition for Veterans care

Adrian Holm, DO, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mark Wolcott Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Delivery. The Wolcott Award for Excellence is presented by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to a healthcare practitioner in a leadership or management position who has demonstrated excellence through exceptional support for direct patient care providers, […]

Abu-Ghazalah named Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division Administrator

Mazin Abu-Ghazalah, FACHE, has been named Division Administrator for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Abu-Ghazalah is entering the role following the departure of Robert Jones earlier this year. The department is grateful for the continuity provided by Administrative Services Specialist Hilary Humphrey in the interim. Abu-Ghazalah has more […]

LaBrecque launches new lectureship aimed at increasing liver knowledge

More than 40 years ago, Douglas LaBrecque, MD, FACP, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, moved from San Francisco, California, to the middle of the country with the intent of starting a liver program in Iowa. This week, LaBrecque’s enduring commitment to that vision and to the University of Iowa will be […]

Update from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The following is a guest post from David Elliott, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is part of an ongoing 2019 series of division updates. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology continues to excel at all three missions. Our clinical programs continue to grow, with the recent of addition of […]

Highlights from the 2nd Annual Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy Conference, 9/21/19

After reviving their division’s CME event last year after a decade hiatus, faculty within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology followed up with another day-long conference drawing area providers, former fellows, and other health-care professionals interested in GI-related care. Organizers grouped the day’s sessions similarly to the previous year, with three presentations assigned to one […]

Gastroenterology Fellowship Graduation, 6/1/19

Graduation Season 2019 is underway and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has set the bar high for all the other divisions and fellowship programs in the department. On a sunny Saturday evening, with a view of the nearly complete north end of Kinnick Stadium, friends, family, and colleagues gathered to congratulate four individuals who […]

Farewell to Michael Voigt

After holding his last clinic for the last time, Michael Voigt, MD, clinical professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, joined family and friends at the Vine in Coralville to celebrate. For nearly 26 years, Voigt established himself as an expert in a variety of liver-related concerns, serving as a critical member of the liver transplant team […]

Training in GI takes many forms

Complicated and invasive procedures require the confidence that comes from experience. And that experience can only come from instruction and training that replicates as closely as possible what the clinician will actually encounter. In the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, multiple opportunities exist for this important work to occur. Sometimes this training happens with the […]

Highlights from the “First Annual” GI CME Event, 7/28/18

Though certainly not the first in the history of the division, Saturday’s Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy event was the first Continuing Medical Education event for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in more than a decade. That was more than enough time to merit the “First Annual” addition to the day-long conference’s title. […]