Internal Medicine

Kaldjian Named Interim Director for General Medicine

Kaldjian, LaurisInternal Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauris Kaldjian will serve as the interim director for the Division of General Internal Medicine, beginning October 1. Dr. Peter Cram leaves Iowa September 30 to join the faculty at the University of Toronto. Peter’s accomplishments in health services research have set a high standard for his colleagues around the world. His work on the impact of specialty hospitals delivery of care and his examination of the relative expense and effectiveness of a variety of procedures is groundbreaking. Best wishes to Dr. Cram.

Dr. Kaldjian received his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor followed by a medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. After clinical training, Dr. Kaldjian remained at Yale, earning a Master of Divinity degree and a PhD in religious ethics. While pursuing these degrees, he served as a clinical instructor then Assistant Professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Iowa in 2000 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and a physician-ethicist in the Program in Bioethics and Humanities, a program he now directs. In 2006 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and in 2012 became a Professor. In 2013 he was appointed as the Richard M. Caplan Chair in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities.

Well known for his teaching, Dr. Kaldjian received the 2005 UI Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Medicine. He is the UI Hospitals and Clinics Medical Director for Clinical Ethics and chairs the Ethical Issues Subcommittee.

Guiding the search for the next division director is Dr. Gary Rosenthal, former director of the general medicine division himself and current head of the UI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.