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4th Year Otolaryngology Residents

Completion June 2022


Else Hanly, MD, PhDElyse Hanly, MD, PhD
Meet Elyse

Westborough, MA

Undergraduate: Washington University in St Louis
Medical School: New York Medical College

Team sports, fishing, mountain biking, anything outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends

Why I chose Iowa
Amazing people, excellent training, and love of the Midwest.





Andrew Liu, MD
Andrew Liu, MD, PhD

Hometown: Dallas, Tx

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD (BS Electrical Engineering)
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (MD, PhD Bioengineering)

Hobbies and Interests
Cooking, cycling, gardening, woodworking, spending time with family

Why Iowa for residency?
Collegial faculty and residents, culture of surgeon-scientist excellence, multidisciplinary research
environment and diverse clinical training. Family friendly program, affordable living with very
accessible neighborhood parks and excellent schools.


Adam Schwalje, MD
Adam Schwalje, MD

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder (BM, BA, MM);
University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music (DMA)
Medical School: University of California San Francisco


Why I chose Iowa:
Great people, great research and training, great place to raise a family. Fit with co-residents and faculty
in a supportive environment were most important to me.




Kristen Seligman, MDKristen Seligman, MD

Hometown: Medina, MN

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Running, reading, fighting Irish football, Hawkeye football, spending time with friends and family

Why I chose Iowa
I knew I wanted to stay at Iowa for residency because of the many fantastic mentors I worked with in medical school,
among both residents and staff physicians.



Ryan Smith, MD
Ryan Smith, MD

Hometown: Lowell, Wisc.

Undergraduate: Bob Jones University
Medical School: University of South Carolina - Greenville

Grilling, football (watching more than playing), running

Why I chose Iowa
I rotated here as a med student and loved the world class training atmosphere combined with approachable faculty and friendly co-residents.