Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

Faculty Focus: Jason Wilbur, MD

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jason Wilbur, MDWhat is your hometown?

St. Louis, MO

How/when did you become interested in science and/or medicine?

I became interested in medicine as a high school student and that interest grew in college when I worked as a volunteer in a free clinic and spent time as an observer in clinics, operating rooms and the local emergency room.

When did you join the University of Iowa faculty?

July 2003

Is there a teacher or mentor who helped shape your career?

I have been fortunate to have many mentors in my career. Dr. Jerry Jogerst has fed my interest in geriatric medicine, Dr. Mark Graber has been an indispensable teacher and collaborator, and Dr. Paul James helped me to develop leadership skills.

How do you see your faculty role impacting medicine and/or science?

I hope that I have imbued dozens of currently practicing physicians with a determination to do what is right by their patients and to apply principles of geriatric medicine to the care of older patients.

What one piece of advice would you give to today's students?

Follow your passion.

What are some of your outside (personal) interests?

I love spending time with my brilliant and beautiful wife and my two teenage sons. Together, we enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time outdoors.

Learn more about Jason Wilbur, MD