Marygrace Elson, MD, MME

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - General Obstetrics and Gynecology
William C. Keettel Chair

Contact Information

Primary Office
51215 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242


University of Illinois
BA, Chemistry, general honors, Vassar College
MD, Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
MME, University of Iowa College Carver of Medicine
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Fetal Monitoring - Perinatal Quality Foundation
Board Certified - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recertification annually
Fellow - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Stockdale, C. K., Kippes, J., Rosenbaum, M. & Elson, M. (2018). Let’s talk about sex history: impact of a communication curriculum on medical student performance and perceived competency. POG in Press, Article 1 [ 10 p. ].

Bowdler, N., Elson, M. & Thenuwara, K. (2017). Quality improvement 101 - An interactive presentation of basic quality improvement vocabulary and concepts.

Elson, M. (2017). Chapter 47: Selected infectious diseases. In Obstetrics Care. Cambridge University Press.

Schefter, A. M., Elson, M. & Stockdale, C. (2017). Medical Student Mistreatment: Is Our Problem Really That Big?.

Haugsdal, M. L., Elson, M. & Pizzimenti, M. A. (2017). Implementation of Guided, Self-Directed Learning Modules in Graduate Medical Education.

Elson, M. (2017). Chapter 36 "Colorectal Cancer_. In D. Chelmow , A. Blanchard , L. Learman (Eds.) The Well-Woman Visit. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A., Elson, M. (2017). Contraception for Women with Migraines. Pearls of Exxcellence, The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health..

(2017). ACOG CREOG Coding and Documentation for Residents Educational Modules.

Elson, M. (2016). Antepartum Management of Dichorionic/Diamniotic Twins. Pearls of Exxcellence.

Williams, H., Elson, M. & Sanborn, A. (2016). Improving Communication among Faculty, Residents and Nurses through Fetal Heart Tracing Rounds.

Stockdale, C., Elson, M. (2016). Let's talk about Sex History: Impact of a Communication Curriculum on Medical Student Performance and Perceived Competency. Green Journal.

Elson, M., Miller, M. & Ward, K. (2015). Development of a Procedural Competency , UIHC Annual GME leadership symposium.

Elson, M., DeCesare, J. (2015). Management of a patient who has suffered domestic violence. The Foundation for Exxcellence Pearls of Exxcellence, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Elson, M. (2012). Curriculum renewal at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2(3).

Elson, M., Axelson, R. D. (2012). Formative feedback on a patient-based assessment: comparing student perceptions of two feedback methods. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2(3).

Elson, M. (2012). Women’s Health educational opportunities at the University of Iowa’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2(3).

(2011). "When in Rome, Do as the Romans: Orienting Learners to the Operating Room”. APGO Faculty Development Seminar.

Elson, M., Axelson, R. (2011). “Formative Feedback on a Patient-Based Assessment: Comparing student perception of two types of timing and medium”. APGO/CREOG annual meeting.

Elson, M. (2010). "RIME and Reason: Teaching Residents, Evaluating Medical Students”. APGO Faculty Development Seminar.

Autry, A. M., Daw, M., Cox, L. M., Chen, C., Baldwin, M., Ali, N., Elson, M. & Ogden, T. M. (2009). Trends in IUD use compared to sterilizations. Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Meeting.

Elson, M. (2009). Cultural Sensitivity in OB/GYN: the Ultimate Patient-Centered Care. MedEdPORTAL.

Cox, L. M., Stockdale, C. K. & Elson, M. (2009). Factors Influencing Choice of IUD Versus Tubal Sterilization. Accepted for American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting.

Elson, M., Bowdler, N. C. (2008). The Gynecologic History and Examination. Global Library of Women's Medicine.

Elson, M., Bowdler, N. C. (2003). The Gynecologic History and Examination. pp. chapter 6. Sciarra’s Gynecology & Obstetrics.

Elson, M. (1982). The acute effect of cyclophosphamide upon nuclear RNA synthesis. (Vols. 22). (33), pp. 131. Proc. Amer. Assn. Cancer Research.