Internal Medicine

  • Meet the Faculty

    Mayy Chahla, MD, Assistant Professor

    Chahla, MayyMayy Chahla was born and raised in Syria. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. For the next 7 years, she established a convenience-store-chain business in Orange County, California. She then returned to school in order to accomplish her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. She first attended Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, where she learned English and received her AA degree in Biology. She then transferred to The University of California in Irvine, where she received her BS degrees in Chemistry and The Biological Sciences. She attended Medical School at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where she also completed her training in internal medicine and joined the hospitalist group. It was also there where she met her husband, Michael Eberlein.

    She moved to Iowa City with her husband in 2011 and joined the hospitalist group at the UIHC. She enjoys working with residents and medical students on the teaching service.
    Her spare time is dedicated to her two little children, her husband and her family in California.

    Why do I do the work that I do? Because I wanted to do something that is meaningful. Medicine is the wonderful privilege of being entrusted with the life and dignity of our patients. The most important part of my job is to preserve the dignity of my patients during the most vulnerable times of their lives--when they are hospitalized. Another important part of my job is to highlight these essential and meaningful aspects of medicine so that it is not lost in the midst of all the administrative and training requirements that our trainees are increasingly asked to do.

    Read more abut Dr.Chahla here.