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2nd Year Otolaryngology Residents

Completion- 2024


Jackson Deere, MD,

Hometown: Alpine, Utah

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School

Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, reading, eating great food, spending time with family

Why I chose Iowa: Top-notch training, supportive and approachable faculty, and wonderful co-residents, all in a very comfortable, beautiful place to live






Megan Foggia, MD
Megan Jensen, MD


MD, University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Reno, Nev.
University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Hobbies and Interests

Running/Yoga/Golf/Cooking/Reading novels

Why Iowa for residency?

Legacy/Reputation for excellent training/Unlimited research opportunities/Supportive faculty/Cohesive group of residents



Alexander Michael, MD


MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
BS, Biochemistry, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Spending time with my wife, playing soccer and watching Arsenal FC, cooking, yoga, weight lifting, basketball, reading about politics/social science, trying new restaurants, finding new music, coffee

Why Iowa for residency?

Excellent training and research, approachable faculty, and co-residents that are easy to work with



Amanda Ngouajio, MD
Amanda Ngouajio, MD 
Meet Amanda


MD, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Hobbies and Interests

Artisan pasta making/Brewing ginger beer/Biking/Photography

Why Iowa for residency?

The people, the program, and my gut instincts

Vivan Zhu, MD


MD, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
BA, Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Hobbies and Interests

Running, swimming, reading, cooking, art

Why Iowa for residency?
Excellent surgical as well as clinical training, faculty and residents who care about each other in and out of the hospital, great quality of life