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When Dan Berns learned he had the same infection in his heart valve that had taken his brother’s life, he placed his trust in UI cardiothoracic surgeon Arun Singhal, MD , who replaced the valve and cleaned the infection in a complex, four-hour procedure. Read more ...
Interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center have collaborated to offer a series of highly specialized, less-invasive treatment options to provide the most comprehensive heart valve disease care in Iowa.
Dr. Ronald Weigel , EA Crowell Jr. Professor and Chair of Surgery, was profiled in the April, 2021, edition of the American College of Surgeons Bulletin publication. Dr. Weigel was featured in a new series of articles profiling leaders in the ACS. The article about Dr. Weigel can be found online on...
Patient Isaac Moel is featured in this NBC Today article on the disturbing rise in the number of cases of colon cancer in young people. Dr. Carlos Chan , Assistant Professor of Surgery, and resident surgeon, Peige Zhou, can be see with Isaac in a photo in the article.
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner , Emeritus Professor of Surgery, will be featured in an upcoming virtual Fireside Chat produced by the American College of Surgeons. The Fireside Chat series is designed for current surgeons, resident surgeons and fellows to connect and discuss surgical resident training with...
Hannah Shrader, an undergraduate double-major in biochemistry and medical anthropology, was selected as one of the researchers to be included in the Dare to Discover Campaign showcasing student research at the University of Iowa during the year of 2020. Hannah was featured in the announcement on...
Dr. Edward E. Mason , considered by many to be the "Father of Obesity Surgery", passed away on December 29th, 2020, at the age of 100. Dr. Mason had a long and illustrious career in academic surgery. He received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Iowa, and trained in surgery at the...
The Burdakin’s are grateful for the care Kim received at the Organ Transplant Center at the UIHC, which includes her life-changing liver transplant in 2000. Kim now spends her time advocating for organ donation with the Iowa Donor Network Board of Directors, holds fundraisers and speaks at schools...
James and Patricia are the parents of Dr. Kimberly Ephgrave who was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Surgery from 1986 to her passing in March of 2012. The Ephgrave’s are loyal supporters of Iowa and hope to carry on their daughter’s vision to support a compassionate...
Vascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner James Kinney, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC , has been awarded the 2020-2021 University of Iowa College of Nursing Outstanding Young Alumni Award, as announced by the UI College of Nursing on Dec. 2nd, 2020. The annual award, created in 2018, is to recognize the outstanding...