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Dr. Carol Scott-Conner , Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Chair, UIHC Dept. of Surgery, has been invited to give the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture at the 2019 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco, CA, on October 29th, 2019. The Olga M. Jonasson Lecture was established in...
The UI Council on Teaching has announced that W. John Sharp, MD , has been selected to receive the 2019 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence. As described in the announcement letter, the award is a testament to the dedication and success of the recipient in enhancing the quality of...
Trudy Laffoon, MA, RN-BC, nurse manager in Dermatology and Surgery Specialty Services–Ambulatory Nursing, has been named the 2019 recipient of the University of Iowa Health Care Culturally Responsive Health Care Award. Read more here ...
The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) has elected UI surgical oncologist James Howe, MD , as its 2019 chair. Although the organization has been chaired solely by medical doctors since the first in 2008, Dr. Howe is the first surgeon to serve as its chair. Read more here ...
Dr. Joseph Cullen, MD , Professor of Surgery in the UIHC Dept. of Surgery, was featured on Nov. 19th, 2018, in a news segment on CBS2/FOX28 TV discussing the research he and others are doing at the University of Iowa's Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center into the treatment for various cancers. Read...
Cancer survivor Shilo Dahlgren describes her experience with selecting Dr. Geeta Lal and the UIHC for her thyroid cancer surgery. Read Shilo's story here ...
CTEPH is a rare condition—about 5,000 Americans are diagnosed annually—and the symptoms are vague. Patients typically experience shortness of breath and fatigue, which can be indicators of many diseases, meaning CTEPH often goes unrecognized. CTEPH is a type of pulmonary hypertension that can be cured but is often undiagnosed.
A University of Iowa Health Care team has successfully completed a first-ever heart valve procedure in Iowa: a minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair that involves a catheter instead of open-heart surgery. UI Heart and Vascular Center specialists performed the operation Oct. 18. The patient was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 23.
Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA , and Hisakazu Hoshi, MD , of the UIHC Department of Surgery were among a group of 91 surgeons selected into membership in the new American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators . Developed under the auspices of the ACS Division of Education...
Dr. Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp, MD , was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Quality Award , one of six awards bestowed annually by the University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) group practice to its members. Dr. Gribovskaja-Rupp was recognized for her efforts as champion and leader of the...