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1st Year Otolaryngology Residents


Nir Ben-Shlomo, MD


MD, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Medical School for International Health
BA, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Hobbies and Interests

Cooking, Backpacking, Travel, Soccer, Puzzles

Why Iowa for residency?

Strong program with leaders in all sub-specialties of the field, and a great team atmosphere amongst the residents



Nathan Kemper
Nathan Kemper MD

Hometown: Crestline, OH

Undergraduate: BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Medical School: MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hobbies: Road cycling, running, hiking, traveling, cooking, home-brewing

Why I chose Iowa: Incredible faculty and residents to work with. A great hospital with stellar opportunities to learn. Its an overall strong program.






Alexandra McMillan, MD, PhD


MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Hobbies and Interests

Running, HIIT, traveling, spending time with my twin sister and husband

Why Iowa for residency?

Great program, excellent research opportunities





Austin Walker, MD

Hometown: Roca, Nebraska


Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hobbies: Get outside! I love backpacking, camping, fishing, cooking, smoking meats.

Why I chose Iowa: I couples matched with my wife Karen into ENT/pediatrics. We both loved the programs, the people, and Iowa in general. We loved that in Iowa City we could experience the outdoors while still having the amenities of a college town. We bought our first house and are so far loving it.





Cori Walker, MD

Hometown: Champaign, IL


Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University
Medical School: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and our twin toddlers, traveling, hiking, playing volleyball

Why I chose Iowa: Amazing program! The resident group and faculty are great. Perfect place to raise a family.