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Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD , Clinical Professor of Surgery, has been named Interim Medical Director of the Burn Treatment Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). Dr. Wibbenmeyer is a valued, long-time faculty member, having joined the Department of Surgery in 1997. She has over a...
On December 4th, 2019, The University of Iowa Center for Advancement announced that J.D. and Jill Thoreson of Mason Ciy, Iowa, had pledged $1 million for the J.D. and Jill Thoreson Breast Cancer Research Fund. J.D. Thoreson, M.D., is a retired gastroenterology physician who has served Mason City...
The UIHC Burn Treatment Center received the Silver Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in a presentation on October 29th, 2019. The Beacon Awards are given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's top hospital critical care units. Silver-level...
Anesthesiologist Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD, and cardiothoracic surgeon Sharon Beth Larson, DO, MS, FACOS, FACS, who have accepted leadership roles for our ECMO program. Arora and Larson will be responsible for the overall performance of the ECMO program ensuring the highest quality of patient care.
Dr. Ingrid Lizarraga, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, was a recipient of the Outstanding State Chair Award which was presented by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer and the Committee on Cancer Liaison at...
W. John Sharp, MD, Professor of Surgery , Director Division of Vascular Surgery, was the 2019 Carver College of Medicine recipient of the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence . Dr. Sharp, vice chair of education in the Dept. of Surgery, received the award for his impact on the...
Drs. Dionne Skeete and Muneera Kapadia were honored with Clinical Awards at the UI Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards ceremony held Oct. 21, 2019. Dr. Skeete, Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, received the Excellence in Our Workplace Award . Dr. Kapadia, Clinical...
Medical care for the adult care specialty of pulmonology and lung surgery at the UIHC is listed among the nation's best, according to 2019-20 rankings released by U.S. News and World Report in July. The high ranking for this specialty is in part reflective of the hard work and committment to...
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner , Emeritus Professor of Surgery, has been elected Vice-Chair of the History and Archives Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Scott-Conner was notified on Aug. 13th, 2019, that the Nominating Subcommittee of the History and Archives Committee had elected...
Dionne Skeete, MD , Director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, comments on the readiness of the UIHC to respond if necessary to a local mass shooting. Read more...