Our People

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, researchers and teachers in our profession. Through formal mentoring programs as well as an open-door philosophy, we provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals. 

Additionally, we are committed to helping you achieve your training aims. Classmates in your residency class will share in the support and encouragement that will help you excel.

Kelby Kiefer

APP Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
UI Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-6468
Fax: (319) 356-1138
Email: kelby-kiefer@uiowa.edu


Jon Van Heukelom, MD

APP Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
UI Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-8275
Email: jon-vanheukelom@uiowa.edu


Nathaniel Shekem, PA-C

APP Residency Assistant Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
UI Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-6468
Email: nathaniel-shekem@uiowa.edu


Andrew Nugent, MD

Department Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
UI Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 353-6360
Email: andrew-nugent@uiowa.edu