Surgery

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UI Breast Center Named Women's Choice Award Winner

The University of Iowa’s Breast Center has been named the only breast center in Iowa recognized as a Women’s Choice Award recipient this year.

2013 Annual Summary Newsletter now available

The 2013 Department of Surgery Annual Summary newsletter is now available online.

GI Surgery recognized as high performer

U.S. News & World Report has recognized GI Surgery at UI Hospitals and Clinics as a high performer within Eastern Iowa. The recognition is part of the publication's annual ranking of "The Best Hospita...

Farewell to 2013 Graduating Residents

Best wishes to our graduating chief residents of 2013!

Welcome new Department of Surgery Faculty

 

Byrn appointed Section Chief of Colorectal Surgery

We are pleased to announce that effective March 2013, John C. Byrn, MD was appointed Section Chief of Colorectal Surgery (CRS). Since his arrival to the Department of Surgery in 2009, Dr. Byrn has mad...

Drebin named annual Carol Scott-Connor visiting professor

Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD, FACS has been announced as this year's Carol Scott-Conner visiting professor. Drebin will serve as a judge for resident research day as well as present "Targeted Therapy of Ca...

Surgery nurses honored among '100 Great Iowa Nurses'

During National Nurses Week, four nurses within the Department of Surgery were honored on the list of "100 Great Iowa Nurses" for 2013:Those recognized this year from the department are: Kristel Wetje...

Mason awarded Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care by the American Surgical Association

Dr. Edward E. Mason has been awarded the Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care by the American Surgical Association. This prestigious award recognizes individuals for their seminal contributi...

Siroos S. Shirazi, MD, Retires Following Productive Career

After an incredibly productive 40 year career with the Department of Surgery, Siroos S. Shirazi MD, retired and transitioned to Emeritus Professor status as of August 1, 2012. Dr. Shirazi received his...

In Memory of Robert T. Soper, MD

Dr. Robert T. Soper, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery, passed away on October 4, 2012, at the age of 87 following a brief illness.

Dr. Joseph Cullen’s project, “Ascorbate-induced radiosensitization in pancreatic cancer,” has recently been awarded grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Joseph Cullen’s project, “Ascorbate-induced radiosensitization in pancreatic cancer,” has recently been awarded grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project is being funde...

Clinical Services Available at UI's River Landing

University of Iowa Health Care recently opened its Iowa River Landing medical facility located near the Interstate 80 interchange in Coralville, Iowa.

Congratulations to our Resident Research Day Winners

Resident Research Day was held in conjunction with the Annual Dr. Carol Scott-Conner Lectureship in May 2012. The 2012 Visiting Professor for the Lectureship, Dr. John Niederhuber, served as one of th...

Stewart Recognized as one of Iowa City's "Forty Under 40"

Zoe Stewart, MD, PhD has been recognized as one of the Iowa City area’s ‘Forty Under 40’ by the Corridor Business Journal. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and contributions made ...

UI's Bariatric Surgery Program Recognized by ASMBS

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has recently recognized the findings of Isaac Samuel, MD, Associate Professor and Mohammad Jamal, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of t...

Samuel Receives "Jewel of India" Award

 Isaac Samuel, MD received international recognition when he was presented the Hind Rattan Award on January 25, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India Award) is a prestigious ...

Burn Center Verified by ABA

The American Burn Association (ABA) Burn Center Verification Committee conducted a site visit at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics earlier this year. This committee, together with the America...

American College of Surgeons Iowa Chapter Executive Council Roles

Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD was recently named the American College of Surgeons Governor for the State of Iowa. The Board of Governors acts as a clearinghouse for the Board of Regents on general as...

Weigel Named Associate Vice President, University of Iowa Health Alliance

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD has accepted the position of Associate Vice President, University of Iowa Health Alliance, UI Health Care. In this new position, he will work directly with Vice President of ...

Surgical Skills Lab receives Level II Accreditation

The UIHC Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation received ACS Level II Accreditation in December of 2011. Currently, the Skills Center provides procedure skills training to over 50 resident learne...

Kealey and Wibbenmeyer lead the Burn Treatment Center

G. Patrick Kealey, MD and Lucy A. Wibbenmeyer, MD are serving as Interim Co-Directors of the UI Burn Treatment Center while we conduct a national search for a successor. 

Kresowik serves as Regional Leader in Vascular Surgery

Dr. Timothy F. Kresowik just completed his term as the thirty-fifth President of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, serving as President during the 2011 and 2012 year. Prior to serving as Presi...

Welcome to our New Residents and Fellows

 

Hoshi appointed to Holden Comprehensive Center Leadership Position

Hisakazu Hoshi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery has been appointed to serve as Associate Deputy Director for Clinical Cancer Services with t...

Surgery Education Leadership Update

W. John Sharp, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Vascular Surgery has added the position of Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery, to his already impressive list of titles. Dr. S...

Best Wishes to our 2012 Chief Residents!

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Boston University 

New General Surgery Group in Cedar Rapids

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids to develop a new general surgery group. This group of new surgeons will be part of our Department of Surgery fa...

UI Doctors Reattach Hand and Wrist after Tree Accident

Roger Batchelder knows what it means to be truly thankful.

Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, selected as an Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Visiting Professor

Carol E.H. Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, was recently selected as an Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Visiting Professor. The AWS Visiting Professor Program provides medical schools with the opportunity t...

James Mezhir, MD, awarded a fellowship by the American Surgical Association Foundation

James Mezhir, MD, was recently awarded a two year, $75,000 per year fellowship by the Board of Trustees of the American Surgical Association Foundation. This highly prestigious award will allow him to...

Geeta Lal, MD awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K08

Geeta Lal, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, was recently awarded $650,000 in direct costs for a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) K08 ...

Department mourns loss of one of its own

The UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine family is saddened by the death of Dr. Kim Ephgrave, Tuesday, March 6, at the age of 55. Dr. Ephgrave was known to many in the UI Health Care co...

Surgery Specialties Clinic nurses receive service awards

Two nurses from the Surgery Specialties Clinic in the Department of Surgery have been named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2012.

Samuel's pancreatitis model featured as NIH news cover story

A research communication authored by Dr. Isaac Samuel (right) and others published in the Pancreatology journal in October 2010, that describes a novel pancreatitis experimental model, was featured as...

Oncology surgeons to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) in Iowa

As explained in an article in the University of Iowa's online daily publication IowaNow, a team of experts at the UIHC's Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is first in the state to be able to offer in...

Weigel elected Vice President of the Society of Surgical Oncology

At its Annual Cancer Symposium held in March, 2012, the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) ratified Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD (right), as Vice President for 2012-2013.

UIHC Trauma Center verified as a Level I Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

On April 30th, 2012, the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), notified the University of Iowa Hospitals ...