Pediatric Administration

Executive Leadership

Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Joel and Jay Stead Chair for Leadership in Children's Medicine

Physician-in-Chief, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Keith Clasen, MBA

Director, Clinical Services

Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Administration Leadership

Jacque Meierotto, MHA

Assistant Director, Clinical Services


Provides administrative oversight for: Cardiology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Psychology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Hematology-Oncoloy, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and Education

Kimberly Ruth, MHA

Assistant Director, Clinical Services


Provides administrative oversight for: Critical Care, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Medical Genetics and Genomics

Alison Beardsley, MHA

Assistant Director, Clinical Services


Provides administrative oversight for: Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, and Neurology

Anita Vanderveer, MEd

Human Resources Director


Phuong Pham, CPA

Director, Finance and Research Support


Danielle Hardon

Communications Specialist


Administrative Contacts

Scott Fedler

Administrative Services Specialist

Executive Assistant to Alexander G. Bassuk, Professor and Chair


Abby Pals

Administrative Services Coordinator

Primary support for Director and Assistant Directors, Clinical Services