Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Brophy named vice chair for clinical innovation

Patrick Brophy, MD, PhD has been named vice chair for clinical innovation within the Department of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2013. In this role, he will lead the effort to develop innovative health care delivery approaches with the goal of expanding clinical services across the state and beyond. Dr. Brophy will also be appointed to lead the new UI Health eNnovations Center. Brophy is currently an associate professor of pediatrics and also serves as the director of the Division of Nephrology, a role in which he has held with distinction since 2007. He also directs the Pediatric Renal Transplant Program and the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, which he began 3 years ago.

Brophy completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, and a pediatric residency at University of Manitoba. He completed his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Michigan. Brophy has also recently completed his masters in healthcare delivery sciences at Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business.

Brophy is both an outstanding clinician and a physician scientist with a long history of superb scholarship, reflected in the more than 60 papers he has authored. He is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. Under his leadership, the department intends to pursue innovative programs designed to place Iowa at the cutting edge of health care delivery in pediatrics.