Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Law named director of cardiology

Ian Law, MD has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective July 1. Law is a professor of pediatrics and has served as clinical director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology since 2006. He has also served as the director of the Pediatric Electrophysiology Program since 2003 and served on many committees within the Department of Pediatrics and the Carver College of Medicine. Law is an internationally-renowned cardiac electrophysiologist who has published extensively in his field and was elected to serve on the executive committee of PACES, the international pediatric electrophysiology society.

Law has worked tirelessless to develop a premier cardiac outreach program that serves children across the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and as far away as Nevada. He has also established a pediatric electrophysiology medical relief program in Mexico. He has advanced a model for these types of outreach activities that the Department of Pediatrics would like to build in other services.

Ian Law, MD received his BS in biomedical engineering and MD at the University of Iowa and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Michigan.

Under Law's leadership, the department intends to pursue innovative programs designed to ensure that our cardiology program continues to be one of the premier pediatric cardiology programs in the country, characterized by academic, scientific, and clinical expertise.

Special thanks to Thomas Scholz, MD, who will be stepping down as division director to pursue other leadership activities at the University of Iowa and to refocus on his research program. Under Scholz' leadership, the Division of Cardiology has become recognized as one of the nation's top pediatric cardiology programs. Scholz recruited world-class pediatric cardiologists and the division has grown to be one of the largest in the department, with state-of-the-art services spanning interventional cardiology, a congenital heart program, pediatric electrophysiology, and cardiometabolic services.