J. Stacey Klutts, MD, PhD


Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Central Iowa VA Health Care System
Staff Pathologist - Iowa City VA Health Care System
Associate Director, Residency Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology  - Clinical Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: BW23 Veterans Affairs Medical Center (113)
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 319-338-0581



BS, Chemistry, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Residency, Laboratory Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Licensure and Certifications

Diplomate, Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

Dr. Klutts' clinical responsibilities include many areas of Clinical Pathology, including Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry and General Clinical Laboratory Administration. His research interests include many areas, including the development and validation of testing for multi-drug resistant microorganisms, novel technologies for microbial detection in clinical labs, mechanisms of health care information delivery and developing methods for pathology resident physician evaluation.

Selected Publications

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Samar D, Kieler J, Klutts J.  Identification and deletion of Tft1, a predicted glycosyltransferase necessary for cell wall ß-1,3;1,4 glucan synthesis in aspergillus fumigatus.  PLoS One.  2015 February 27. 10(2):e0117336.

Schlichting J, Mengeling M, Makki N, Malhotra A, Halfdanarson T, Klutts J, Levy B, Kaboli P, Charlton M.  Veterans' Continued Participation in an Annual Fecal Immunochemical Test Mailing Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening.  J Am Board Fam Med.  2015. 28(4):494-7.

Schlichting J, Mengeling M, Makki N, Malhotra A, Halfdanarson T, Klutts J.  Increasing colorectal cancer screening in an overdue population: Participation and cost impacts of adding telephone calls to a FIT mailing program.  Journal of Community Health.  2014 February 6. 39(2):239-47.

Charlton M, Mengeling M, Halfdanarson T, Makki N, Malhotra A, Klutts S, Levy B, Kaboli P.  Evaluation of a home-based colorectal cancer screening intervention in a rural state.  Journal of Rural Health.  2013 October 25.  30(3):322-32.

Kieler J, Duong K, Moye-Rowley W, Klutts J.  Targeted gene deletion in Aspergillus fumigatus using microbial machinery and a recyclable marker.  J Microbiol Methods.  2013 October 23. 95(3):373-8.

Baselski V, Klutts J.  Point-Counterpoint: Quantitative cultures of bronchoscopically obtained specimens should be performed for optimal management in patients with ventilator associated pneumonia.  Journal of clinical microbiology.  2013 March. 51(3):740-44.

Paul S, Klutts J, Moye-Rowley W.  Analysis of promoter function in Aspergillus fumigatus.  Eukaryotic cell.  2012 September. 11(9):1167-77.

Klutts J, Robinson-Dunn B.  A Critical Appraisal of the Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory in Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections.  Journal of clinical microbiology.  2011 September. 49(9):S39-S42.

Klutts J, Ford B, Perez N, Gronowski A.  Evidence-based approach for interpretation of Epstein-Barr virus serological patterns.  Journal of clinical microbiology.  2009 October. 47(10):3204-10.

Klutts J, Wu A, Smith A, Yen-Lieberman B, Gronowski A.  Diagnostic performance of a new automated heterophile antibody test in adults and children.  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease.  2008 July. 61(3):351-3.

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