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Faculty Focus: Meet Dr. Amanda R. Swanton

After completing an internship in general surgery and residency in urology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Swanton completed a fellowship in sexual, reproductive, and transgender medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Swanton is a graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and earned a PhD in translational biomedicine through the college’s Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Swanton joins our faculty as a clinical assistant professor.

What interests you about practicing urology in an academic setting?

I am excited to be at a center of academic excellence with colleagues committed to providing high-quality patient care while continuing to teach the next generation of urologists. I am looking forward to contributing my clinical expertise in the area of men’s health as well as developing collaborative research partnerships to advance our field.

What’s special to you about joining the UI Urology team?

Since I completed medical school at Iowa, coming back to join the faculty is sort of a homecoming. I am honored and looking forward to working with the mentors that I admired during my training. This community has been near and dear to my heart, and I am so excited to be coming back. 

Dr. Amanda R. Swanton

What do you love about being a urologist?

My favorite part about urology is being able to help people with very sensitive issues. As a men’s sexual health specialist, I have the opportunity to help patients with intimate concerns that profoundly affect their relationships and quality of life. Many men don’t realize that they are not alone in the health problems they face. One of my most important roles is to help them understand the changes in their bodies as well as explore their individualized treatment options. It is very gratifying to help patients not only regain their function, but also their confidence and self esteem.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

I am lucky to have the most amazing family. We love spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, riding bikes, camping, or swimming in whatever body of water we can find. I also enjoy local food, theater, and building Legos with my son.

Any memorable guidance you’ve received that has helped you in your career?

Someone once told me that you should let yourself be what you are supposed to be. When I started medical school, I had no idea what path I would choose. I am so happy that I found such a fulfilling area of medicine where I can foster long-term patient relationships and make a difference in people’s lives.

Dr. Helen Y. Hougen

Urologic Oncologist Helen Y. Hougen to Join Iowa Urology Faculty in September

After completing an internship in general surgery and residency in urology at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Hougen completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hougen is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Hougen joins our faculty in September.

New Resident Physicians

Dr. Victoria Gonzalez
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Dr. Andrea Rossman
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Brent Yelton
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

New Fellow Physicians

Dr. Kenan Ashouri, our genitourinary reconstruction fellow for 2023-24, is a graduate of the Florida Atlantic University Charles B. Schmidt School of Medicine and recently completed urology residency at University of Florida Health.
Dr. Zubin Shetty, our endourology fellow for 2023-24, is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and recently completed urology residency at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.