Johan Hultin (53MD) was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Into the Wild. Twice. For Mankind." The story follows his career traversing the Alaskan wilderness to solve the riddle of the 1918 pandemic.



Since retiring 15 years ago, William Sweet (66MD) co-authored a chapter in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery's Textbook of Bariatric Surgery, covering the topic of medical malpractice.


Mel Chandler (73MD, 75R) received a Federal Aviation Administration maintenance certificate and a private pilot license after logging over 200 hours flying his light sports aircraft "Gonzo."

Scott Lindgren (75PhD) was a winner in the poetry category of the summer 2020 Creative Writing Anthology, an annual University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine contest for faculty, residents, and fellows. The poem is titled "Small."


John J. Callaghan, MD, FAOA (83R), received the 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award by the American Orthopaedic Association.

Jody Nielsen (86MS) and Jim Nielsen (86MD) returned to Iowa City after living in Florida for the past 26 years. Jim, a cardothoracic surgeon, serves as chief medical information officer at Mercy Iowa City.

H. Culver Boldt, MD (88R), UI professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, received the Dr. Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award at the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2020 faculty awards banquet.


Michael Ciccolo (91MD) opened the only practice in Nevada to provide specialty care for patients with congenital heart defects.

Michael Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA (94F), was featured on Good Morning America, where he discussed the differences between wearing a face mask and face shield during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valerie Keffala (96PhD) was named the president of the Iowa Psychological Association.

Rebecca Slayton, DDS (98PhD), received the 2020 Suzi Seale Coll Evidence-Based Dentistry Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Michael Stecker, MD (99F), assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Marc Pizzimenti (99PhD), UI associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, received the John P. Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences at the UI Carver College of Medicine's 2020 faculty awards banquet.


Paul Sufka (05MD) co-founded a rheumatology COVID-19 registry.

Daniel Gih (06MD) developed a new psychiatry residency training program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This is the second major program he has launched after co-founding a comprehensive eating disorders program at the University of Michigan in 2012.

Cedric "Jamie" Rutland (09MD, 12R) created a YouTube channel called Medicine Deconstructed, in which he covers topics ranging from diversity and inclusion in medicine to pulmonary care and helping physicians opens their own practices.


Ana Cary (09MD, 12R) surveyed a group of 120 UI Stead Family Children's Hospital faculty and found that 83% started offering telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which did not have experience providing this type of care previously. This survey showed that many providers are new to telehealth, and although some are unsure of how they feel about this visit type, many are certain that this delivery of health care is valuable and needed to make health care accessible.


Aislinn Williams (10MD, 10PhD) was named vice chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Brian Privett, MD (11R), an ophthalmologist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named the 171st Iowa Medical Society president in April 2020.

Anne Langguth (14MD, 19F) was appointed to a one-year term with the Iowa Medical Society AMA delegation.

Divya Shah, MD (14MME), an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, received the school's Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award for 2020.

Megan Srinivas (14MD) was featured in InStyle's "The Badass 50," an article focused on female health care heroes around the country.

Katherine Ryken (17MD) used what she learned at Iowa on the front lines of the pandemic response in New York City as a resident physician at Montefiore Medical Center. 



Jon Lensing (20MD) launched Apollo, a web-based platform to help health care providers transfer more easily between hospital systems, allowing them to fill gaps where coverage is needed.



We'd love to hear from you

Send us updates and news at