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1st Year Residents

1st Year Residents

Jackie Devries, MD  (Research Track)

Education
Med School- University of California San Diego

Hometown
San Clemente, CA

Hobbies/Interests
In my downtime, I enjoy walking and hiking with my husband and our dog.I also like calligraphy, cross-stitch, embroidery, doodling, and writing prose. Some of these items have been published in my medical school's annual art and literature magazine as well as online.
I enjoy horseback riding and rodeo. I trained horses, worked with cattle, and competed semi-professionally in team penning and ranch
sorting prior to starting medical school and was ranked 10th in the world at one time.

Why Iowa for Residency?
Excellent surgical  and clinical training, abundant research opportunities, and a friendly, team-based atmosphere. Quality people and quality training all around.

 

Paul Escher, MD

Hometown
La Crosse, WI

Education
BA, St. Olaf College
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Hobbies
Hanging out with my wife and son, running, watching Formula 1 racing

Why Iowa for Residency?

Excellent training, amazing co-residents, great program and city for families

 

Nick George-Jones, MD  (Reaserch Track)

Education
Med School- University of Texas

Hometown
Bryan, Texas

Hobbies/Interests

 For exercise I like to run and swim. I also enjoy hiking, camping, and visiting national parks.

 I enjoy playing piano and guitar.

I enjoy learning about technology and coding, including one project where I created a website that
sent out automated alerts when campgrounds that were full at Yosemite and Big Bend had new vacancies.

Why Iowa for Residency?

 

Heba Isaac, MD

Education
Med School- University of IOWA

Hometown(s)
Dubuque, IA (Current) and Aleppo, Syria (Hometown)

Hobbies and Interests
Baking/cooking, running, biking and playing the piano.

 Why Iowa for residency?
 
Great mentors and people invested in your success. Excellent support system and comprehensive training.

 

 

 


Zack Tanenbaum, MD

Hometown
Leawood, Kansas

Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
MS, Georgetown University Special Master’s Program in Physiology, Washington, D.C.
BS, Brown University, Providence, RI

 Hobbies and Interests
Wrestling, coaching, camping, hiking, meditation, piano, vocabulary, fitness, sports

Why Iowa for residency?
Iowa is a world-renowned program with brilliant faculty, friendly co-residents, and it’s even close to home. The University of Iowa has a strong reputation for developing competent and caring surgeons.