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Internal Medicine

Chair

  • Mark E. Anderson

Professors

  • Francois M. Abboud, E. Dale Abel, Naurang Agrawal, Lee Ann Allen, Mark E. Anderson, Lisa M. Antes, Michael A. Apicella, Zuhair K. Ballas, Gwen Beck, Herbert A. Berger, Gail A. Bishop, Ann Broderick, Donald D. Brown, Kevin P. Campbell, A. Brent Carter, Mark W. Chapleau, Kanu Chatterjee, Alan J. Christensen, Gerald H. Clamon, Peter M. Cram, Beverly L. Davidson, Peter Densen, Daniel J. Diekema, Gregory C. Doelle, Kevin C. Doerschug, Jeffrey C. Dunkelberg, David E. Elliott, John F. Engelhardt, Frank M. Faraci, Mary Beth Fasano, Robert B. Felder, Kristi J. Ferguson, Elizabeth H. Field, F. Jeffrey Field, John F. Fieselmann, Laurence J. Fuortes, Lois J. Geist, Fredric E. Gerr, Christopher J. Goerdt, Ellen E.I. Gordon, Joel A. Gordon, Patrick G. Hartley, William G. Haynes, Donald D. Heistad, Loreen A. Herwaldt, Eric Hoffman, Raymond J. Hohl, Douglas B. Hornick, Lawrence G. Hunsicker, Frederick C. Johlin Jr., Peter J. Kaboli, Lauris C. Kaldjian, Lawrence P. Karniski, Richard E. Kerber, Michael G. Kienzle, Louis V. Kirchhoff, Joel N. Kline, Douglas R. LaBrecque, Richard F. LeBlond, Gloria Lee, Steven R. Lentz, Paul D. Lindower, Brian K. Link, Barry London, Donald E. Macfarlane, Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman, Allyn L. Mark, James B. Martins, Stephen E. McGowan, James A. Merchant, Francis J. Miller Jr., Rachel A. Miller, Martha Monick, Paul L. Mulhausen, Prakash M. Nadkarni, William M. Nauseef, Nicole L. Nisly, Thomas M. O'Dorisio, Eli Perencevich, Gary B. Rosenthal, James D. Rossen, Peter A. Rubenstein, Margo Schilling, Janet A. Schlechte, Gregory A. Schmidt, Warren N. Schmidt, Konrad S. Schulze, Curt D. Sigmund, William B. Silverman, William I Sivitz, Richard J. Smith, Peter M. Snyder, Haraldine Stafford, Jack T. Stapleton, Karl Thomas, Christie P. Thomas, Guido Tricot, Scott A. Vogelgesang, Michael D. Voigt, Terry L. Wahls, Robert B. Wallace, George J. Weiner, Jerrold P. Weiss, Robert M. Weiss, Michael J. Welsh, Jeffrey S. Wilson, Mark C. Wilson, Mary E. Wilson, Scott R. Wilson, Patricia L. Winokur, Fred D. Wolinsky, Mark A. Yorek, Joseph L. Zabner, Nicholas Zavazava, Fenghuang Zhan, Craig S. Zwerling

Associate professors

  • Christopher Adams, Antoine E. Azar, Reinhard R. Beichel, Christopher J. Benson, Daniel J. Berg, J. Andrew Bertolatus, Dale E. Bieber, Theresa M. Brennan, Kyle E. Brown, Todd L. Burstain, Linda M. Cadaret, Thomas L. Carlisle, Thomas H. Carter, William Clark, John D. Colgan, Elaine M. Demetroulis, Joseph S. Dillon, Bradley S. Dixon, Lakshmi Durairaj, Michele M. Fang, Mony Fraer, Brian Gehlbach, Henning Gerke, Paloma Giangrande, Michael C. Giudici, Thomas J. Gross, Isabella M. Grumbach, Rebecca L. Hegeman, Robert Hegeman, Denice M. Hodgson-Zingman, Phillip A. Horwitz, Jacob Ijdo, William L. Iverson, Birgir Johannsson, Frances L. Johnson, Krista Johnson, Melinda J. Johnson, Roberto S. Kalil, Mark W. Karwal, David A. Katz, Anne E. Kwitek, Kathryn G. Lamping, Petar Lenert, Alexander Mazur, Jeffery L. Meier, Mohammed Milhem, Craig T. Morita, Ali Naderi, Lynda Ostedgaard, Philip Polgreen, Jennifer G. Robinson, Susan L. Roeder, Antonio Sanchez, Ron Schey, Amal Shibli-Rahhal, Gardar Sigurdsson, Christian M. Simon, Linda G. Snetselaar, Douglas L. Somers, Long S. Song, Mark Stamnes, Judy Streit, David A. Stoltz, Manish Suneja, Fayyaz S. Sutterwala, Joseph F. Szot, Kai Tan, Alexandra Thomas, Rebecca S. Tuetken, Daniel A. Vaena, Byron F. Vandenberg, Mark W. VanderWeg, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, R. Todd Wiblin, Chad L. Williams, Yuejin Wu, Charles Yeaman

Assistant professors

  • Thad Abrams, Kimberly Baker, Botond Banfi, Jason H. Barker, Christopher Blosser, Anthony Brenneman, Brenda S. Buikema, Dwayne N. Campbell, Suzanne Cassel, Mayy Chahla, John S. Chase, Anil Chauhan, Alejandro Comellas, Vlad Cotarlan, Brian P. Daniel, Rebecca Davis, Ravneet Dhaliwal, Rachael Dirksen, Amy M. Dowden, Michael Eberlein, Rami El Abiad, Dawn M. Flaherty, Milena Gebska, Alicia K. Gerke, Kevin A. Glenn, Jennifer Goerbig-Campbell, Dayna J. Groskreutz, Chad Grueter, Ambar Haleem, Duane Hall, Sif Hansdottir, Katherine Harris, Ihab Hassan, Taher B. Abu Hejleh, Adrian Holm, Sarah Holstein, Dilek Ince, Mirac Ince, Mei-Ling Joiner, Aparna Kamath, Vicki J. Kijewski, Julia Klesney-Tait, Sarat Kuppachi, Helena Laroche, Dana Levasseur, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, James O. McNamara, Haider Mehdi, Hilary Mosher, David G. Motto, Carla M. Nester, Michael E. Ohl, Kantima Phisitkul, Steven F. Polyak, John W. Rachow, Kamal Rahmouni, Heather Reisinger, Edgar Rodriguez, Lori Rosenstein, Madhu V. Singh, Justin Smock, Kimberly Staffey, Faroug Suliman, Jabeen Taj, Timothy Thomsen, Ahmad Wehbe, Shawna J. Westermann, Xiaodong Zhu, Leonid Zingman

Associates

  • Chaitanya Are, Rachel R. Butler, Eunjin Chung, Dominic Cirillo, Jae Wook Dong, Hardik Doshi, Ramzi El Accaoui, Jayasheel O. Eshcol, Ali Gardezi, Saket Girotra, Heather L. Heaford, Tara M. Hochwalt, Musab S. Hommos, Muhammad A. Hussain, Hamza Ismail, Omar Jaffer, Hassan Kaleem, Abhishek Kumar, Steven Kunkel, Michael Kwofie, Bret McFarlin, Scott Miller, Varun Monga, Kalyan Nadiminti, Raphael Ngengwe, Masaru Niki, Cristina Ogrin, Evelena P. Ontiveros, Rachna Raman, Jane Rowat, Yogesh Kiranraj Sanghvi, Syed Shah, Nancy Sharma, Mahmoud Soubra, Rizwan Tahir, Rudhir Tandon, Sathvika Velur, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Regina Won

Adjunct professors

  • Edgar Carvalho, Steven R. Craig, Howard Dittrich, Michael T. Flood, Patrick H. Henry, Selma Jeronimo, Nathan Josephson, Udaya M. Kabadi, Louis Katz, Thomas J. McIntosh, Barbara A. Muller, William J. Yost

Adjunct associate professors

  • Russell Adams, Bradley J. Archer, Craig Bainbridge, Oscar C. Beasley, Mark M. Belz, Anuj Bhargava, Robert H. Caplan, M. Craig Champion, Prem K.G. Chandran, Craig B.Clark, Susan L. Espeland, Gregory A. Hicklin, Martin Izakovic, David W. Kabel, Masaki Kashiwada, Karl Larsen, Peter Mohler, Thomas R. Nicknish, Mark W. Purtle, Deanna Questad, Craig A. Shadur, Nicholas W. Shammas, Richard B. Trimble, Lisa A. Veach, Yi Xing

Adjunct assistant professors

  • Daniel P. Allen, Eduardo S. Antezano, David A. Basel, Hriden N. Basu, Walter W. Bate, Byron T. Beasley, Susan K. Beebout, Robert J. Behrens, Luis Beltran-Garcia, John P. Bennett, Leyla Best, Prakash Bontu, Edward M. Bottei, Ailey Brehmer, Leslie M. Brettell, Michael S. Brooks, Thomas M. Brown Jr., Mark Burdt, Katherine Burns, Katrina Cannon, Paul Casella, Michael Cassaday, Charles R. Caughlan, Angela Collins, Steven Craig, Sanjiv Dahal, Nile S. Dusdieker, Amerion L. Enriquez, John Even, Steven Eyanson, James E. Feeley, Matthew A. Flemming, Michael Fraizer, Brian Freeman, Neil Freund, Sarah Garner, Brent F. Gerleman, Magdi G.H. Ghali, Krishna Ghimire, Angie R. Goodson, David F. Gordon, Carrie Grafft, Katrina A. Guest, Philip A. Habak, Joel E. Hade, Douglas L. Hanson, Nidal H. Harb, Timothy J. Hart, Roger L. Harvey, Frank Haugland, Lisa M. Hazelton, Steven P. Heddinger, Lynda L. Hemann, Alan D. Hilgerson, Matthew L. Hill, John D. Hines, Valerie F. Hoffman, Deana Hoganson, Eric N. Holm, Robert H. Hoyt, Timothy Ihrig, Susan M. Jacobi, Nancy Kane-Johnson, Natraj Katta, Abul N. Khan, Tech Khoo, Sudhir Kumar, James A. Kwirant, Charles C. Larson, Allan P. Latcham, David R. Laughrun, Robert H. Leisy, David K. Lemon, Roshan Lewis, Yue Li, Charles Link, Randy N. Maigaard, Anton P. McCaffrey, Mark D. McGaughey, Joe Moonjely, Bharat Motwani, Roscoe Morton, Pamela L. Nerheim, David J. Nordstrom, Michael O'Conner, Muhammad A. Pathan, Donald E. Paynter, Arvind Perathur, James G. Piros, Cory B. Pittman, Mary A. Radia, Ronald Reider, Ramon Reyes, Heather Roberts, Christopher J. Ronkar, Jay A. Rosenberger, George Sakoulas, Johann P. Schmolck, Mahesh Shetty, Michael J. Slavin, Hayden Smith, Melinda A. Smith, Craig A. Stark, Daniel Sullivan, Christina L. Taylor, Yuvaraj Thangara, Joseph D. Thoreson, Dirk A. VerSteeg, Julie Vogel, Devendra G. Wadwekar, Robert F. Weis, Edward R. Winga, Mohammed Yousufuddin, Gholam R. Zadeii

Adjunct instructors

  • Philip A. Bear, Alan L. Braun, Cam F. Campbell, Christopher M. Covert, Wilson L. Davis Jr., R. Joe Ewing, Ethel F. Faust, Michael J. Finan, Jonathan L. Fudge, Joseph O. Gilg, Thomas B. Hakes, Kristin L. Harts, Janie C. Hendricks, Shelly A. Jones, Najeeb Khan, Marta M. Little, Jack M. Lockart, James P. Lovell, Lawrence J. Rettenmaier, Mark P. Runde, Tyler Schwiesow, Diana Wright, Thomas L. Zurbriggen

Professors emeriti

  • Robert F. Ashman, Robert S. Bar, C. Patrick Burns, James Christensen, James A. Clifton, John S. Cowdery, Richard L. DeGowin, Gerald F. DiBona, Michael J. Flanigan, William B. Galbraith, Roger D. Gingrich, Nancy E. Goeken, Daryl Granner, Charles M. Helms, Kenneth A. Hubel, John E. Kasik, Ulla C. Kopp, Victoria S. Lim, Brian Olshansky, Hal B. Richerson, Phillip C. Schmid Jr., Helmut G. Schrott, Paul M. Seebohm, D. Michael Shasby, Arthur A. Spector, Robert W. Summers, John M. Weiler, Donald C. Zavala

Associate professors emeriti

  • Henri A. Cuddihy, James R. Flanagan, William J. Lawton, Jeanne M. Smith
Web site: http://www.int-med.uiowa.edu/

Internal medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of adults. The Department of Internal Medicine's educational, patient care, and research activities cover all facets of the discipline, including general internal medicine and primary care as well as the specialized areas of allergy and immunology, cardiology, clinical pharmacology, endocrinology and metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology, hematology, oncology, blood and marrow transplant, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary, critical care, occupational medicine, and rheumatology.

The department is committed to the complete spectrum of medical education, from didactic and clinical education of M.D. students to resident and fellowship training.

M.D. Student Training

Department of Internal Medicine faculty members bear a major share of teaching first- and second-year M.D. students. In the first year, faculty members participate in 050:120 (MED:8102) Medical Cell Biology050:240 (MED:8112) Human Organ Systems, and 148:251 (IMMU:8113) Principles of Medical Immunology. In the second year, they participate in 071:105 (PCOL:8203) Pharmacology for Health Sciences: Medical and 061:103 (MICR:8202) Principles of Infectious Diseases. They are key participants in 050:351 (MED:8121) Clinical and Professional Skills I and 050:353 (MED:8131) Clinical and Professional Skills II050:352 (MED:8122) Medicine and Society I and 050:354 (MED:8132) Medicine and Society II; and 050:164 (MED:8205) Foundations of Clinical Practice III and 050:165 (MED:8215) Foundations of Clinical Practice IV ICD.

In the third year, the department's faculty members teach students for six focus weeks in 078:101 (IM:8301) Inpatient Internal Medicine and for four weeks in 078:102 (IM:8302) Outpatient Internal Medicine at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or hospitals of the Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium. M.D. students actively participate as members of an inpatient ward team in 078:101 (IM:8301) and in the evaluation and management of patients at outpatient internal medicine clinics in 078:102 (IM:8302).

In the fourth year, M.D. students may select a clinical experience to fit their own career goals from courses offered in general medicine, subspecialties, intensive care, and a subinternship program.

Residency Program, Postgraduate Work

The department offers a three-year residency training program in internal medicine. In addition, most of the department's specialty divisions offer two- and three-year clinical and research fellowships, in which fellows develop special knowledge and skills relevant to their specialties. Fellows who hold doctoral degrees may be accepted to programs whose major focus is laboratory research.

Facilities

Teaching in the Department of Internal Medicine takes place in the medical services and laboratories of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and in Des Moines at the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

Courses

078:101 (IM:8301) Inpatient Internal Medicinearr.
Development of knowledge, diagnostic and management skills vital to care of hospitalized patients; clinical responsibilities, educational conferences, independent study.
 
078:102 (IM:8302) Outpatient Internal Medicine3-4 s.h.
Development of knowledge, diagnostic and management skills in the outpatient clinical setting; clinical activities, discussion of problems, independent study.
 
078:202 (IM:8401) Subinternship in Internal Medicine4 s.h.
Student responsibility for evaluating, treating, and following patients admitted to inpatient general medicine services. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:204 (IM:8458) Community-Based General Internal Medicine4 s.h.
Primary care internal medicine in a community setting. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:205 (IM:8450) Continuity of Care in Outpatient Internal Medicine4 s.h.
Experience with longitudinal continuity of care for patients in the outpatient setting; clinical and didactic exposure to broad spectrum of general internal medicine problems. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:217 (IM:8445) Integrated Topics in Infectious Diseases4 s.h.
Questions in host‑parasite interactions; monthly case study followed by journals club discussions.
 
078:218 (IM:8453) Critical Care Rotation, IMMC, ICU, DM4 s.h.
Subinternship on medical critical care team, with daily rounds, teaching. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:219 (IM:8452) Subinternship in Internal Medicine at VAMC, Des Moinesarr.
Rotation at the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System; subinternship on general internal medicine ward. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:220 (IM:8451) Subinternship in General Internal Medicine and ICU, Des Moinesarr.
Four‑week rotation at Des Moines Medical Education Consortium; experience as a subintern in general internal medicine and the ICU. Requirements: fourth‑year M.D. enrollment.
 
078:221 (IM:8455) Public Health Medicinearr.
Participation in ongoing projects related to public health issues of acute disease; training and career opportunities in public health practice.
 
078:225 (IM:8454) General Medicine Consult Service, IMMCarr.
Principles of consultative medicine provided by general internists to non‑internal medicine patients; how to assess perioperative risk for patients evaluated before surgery.
 
078:250 (IM:8410) Clinical Allergy Immunologyarr.
Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of asthma and allergic and immunologic diseases; conducting and interpreting relevant specialized clinical and laboratory tests; emphasis on outpatients; formal and informal teaching sessions.
 
078:300 (IM:8412) Clinical Cardiologyarr.
Development of breadth and depth in diagnostic and therapeutic problems encountered in clinical cardiology; participation in evaluation and decisions regarding patients seen sometimes in the cardiovascular clinic, inpatient cardiology wards, and electrophysiology service.
 
078:304 (IM:8303) Electrocardiographyarr.
Scalar electrocardiography with option of viewing exercise studies including treadmill testing; initial interpretation of current tracings and daily staff conferences.
 
078:325 (IM:8456) Clinical Cardiology Coronary Care Experience, Iowa Methodist, Des Moinesarr.
 
078:333 (IM:8495) Internal Medicine ICU off Campusarr.
Experience as subintern in the ICU/MICU; daily rounds and teaching with medical critical care staff.
 
078:400 (IM:8414) Clinical Endocrinologyarr.
New patient evaluation, inpatient referral; returning patients in diabetes, endocrine clinics; complete patient evaluations, charts; participation in clinical conferences.
 
078:450 (IM:8416) Clinical Gastroenterologyarr.
Work in consultation service at University Hospitals and Clinics or Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System; assistance in diagnostic procedures for patients examined as part of consultation service; participation in patient follow‑up through weekly return clinic.
 
078:501 (IM:8418) Hematology Oncologyarr.
Diagnostic skills in hematology and oncology.
 
078:503 (IM:8435) Palliative Care2,4 s.h.
Requirements: M.D. enrollment.
 
078:504 (IM:8437) Multidisciplinary Cancer Care2 s.h.
Basic concepts of cancer care; role of multidisciplinary team in care of cancer patients; development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills useful for entering a specialty that encounters patients with cancer. Requirements: M.D. enrollment.
 
078:550 (IM:8422) Clinical Infectious Diseasearr.
Diagnosis, treatment, follow‑up, study of patients with infectious diseases, under staff guidance; techniques of diagnostic microbiology; participation in conferences, teaching activities.
 
078:600 (IM:8426) Pulmonary Diseasearr.
Breadth, depth in diagnostic, therapeutic problems encountered in clinical pulmonary disease; evaluation of outpatients and inpatients under staff supervision; interpretation of special studies carried out in pulmonary function laboratory, fiberoptic bronchoscopy and brush biopsy of lung; exposure to diagnosis and management of acute respiratory failure in intensive care units at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System.
 
078:602 (IM:8424) Medical Intensive Care Unitarr.
 
078:650 (IM:8428) Nephrologyarr.
Evaluation of patients from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics inpatient service, Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System, clinics; emphasis on early kidney disease, all varieties of hypertension.
 
078:652 (IM:8457) Clinical Nephrology, Iowa Methodist, Des Moines2,4 s.h.
Exposure to common nephrology problems, including acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, acid‑base disorders, common electrolyte disorders.
 
078:653 (IM:8430) Adult and Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertensionarr.
Requirements: for 070:653 (PEDS:8430) — fourth‑year M.D. enrollment. Same as 070:653 (PEDS:8430).
 
078:662 (IM:8432) Medical and Pediatric Endocrinologyarr.
Requirements: for 070:662 (PEDS:8432) — fourth‑year M.D. enrollment. Same as 070:662 (PEDS:8432).
 
078:700 (IM:8434) Clinical Rheumatologyarr.
Clinical features of rheumatic diseases, their differential diagnosis, principles of management; patients from arthritis clinic, inpatient consultation service of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System.
 
078:800 (IM:8405) Geriatrics Electivearr.
Experience in monitoring and evaluating health and functional status of patients age 65 and older in the UI Geriatric Assessment Clinic and community settings. Same as 115:426 (FAM:8405).
 
078:998 (IM:8498) Internal Medicine on Campusarr.
 
078:999 (IM:8499) Internal Medicine off Campusarr.