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Dr. Marco Ricci joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as Professor in November.
Patient Audrey Smith's entire stomach was flipped upside down and had slipped up into her chest. She had pain every time she ate a meal. Two weeks after a minimally invasive surgery by Dr. Kalpaj Parekh and his team, the 86-year-old is looking forward to enjoying her favorite snack. View her...
Mohammad Bashir, MBBS , has been appointed the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program . The program offers numerous percutaneous therapies for heart disease including trans-catheter therapies such as TAVR . Dr. Bashir received his MBBS from the University of Jordan and completed...
Dr. Jay K. Bhama has been appointed the Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the ECMO and Perfusion Programs. Dr. Bhama was recently promoted to full Professor in the Department of Surgery. He received his MD from Baylor College...
On Dec. 1, 2017, the editors of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) notified Drs. Kal Parekh and Anthony Swatek that their article "Depletion of Airway Submucosal Glands and TP63+KRT5+ Basal Cells in Obliterative Bronchiolitis" had been accepted for publication...
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that a textbook authored by Dept. of Surgery professors emeriti Carol Scott-Conner and Jamal Hoballah, among others, was awarded the special category prize of ‘Student Textbook of the Year’ at the BMA Awards 2017. Read more...
Dr. Julia Shelton , Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Dept. of Surgery, was part of a RAGBRAI-bound team that was in the right place at the right time to assist the victim of motorcycle crash near Dike, Iowa. Read more here...
Luis Garcia, MD, FACS , an acute care surgeon and clinical assistant professor in the University of Iowa Department of Surgery, has been awarded the 2017 Off-Service Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, given by the medical residents in the UI Department of Emergency Medicine. “A large part of my...
Former Department of Surgery Training Grant Recipient, Benjamin J. Miller, MD, MS, has been awarded a $100,250 grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation/Musculoskeletal Tumor Society that will fund a multi-institutional registry to track the outcomes of sarcoma patients after...
Dr. Mohammad Bashir of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is featured in this KCRG 9 News video discussing the replacement of two heart valves in a patient at one time by catheter.