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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...
Dr. Carol Scott-Conner , Professor Emeritus in the UIHC Dept. of Surgery, discusses her own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment after a long career as a breast cancer surgeon in this article from the Cedar Rapids Gazette's HER Magazine.
This article from the Carver College of Medicine discusses the CODA appendicitis trial which compared risks and benefits of treating appendicitis with antibiotics as opposed to surgery. The article features comments by study co-leader Dr. Dionne Skeete, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of...
The UIHC Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachael Nicholson has been selected to serve on the ACGME’s Resident Review Committee for Surgery , for a term of 6 years. The Resident Review Committee serves an important national role in the ACGME’s regular, periodic review of...
In this article in the September edition of the ACS Young Fellows Association E-news, Dr. Ingrid Lizarraga, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, describes her role as State Chair to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
An article published on Sept. 15th in the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center's Injury Blog discusses the work of Department of Surgery staff members Kathy Lee and Colette Galet to study and prevent injury from falls in older adults.
UIHC Dept. of Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor Sharon Beth Larson is cited in this article announcing that the Heart and Vascular Clinic has performed 1000 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures.