Ralph V. Wilson (63MD) published two memoirs: Bony Baloney: Enlightening, outrageous, and humorous tales from an orthopedic surgeon and Write Side of the Grass, chronicling events and memories throughout his life. 




Galen Stahle (70MD) retired after practicing psychiatry for 42 years in Minneapolis. He is the former president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and past chair of the volunteer faculty in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry. 

Ivan Rovner (73MD), president and managing partner of North Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, was appointed to the district review committee of the Texas Medical Board. 

Patrick Schlievert (76PhD), UI professor of microbiology and immunology and internal medicine, published a book, What Was I Thinking? Toxic Shock Syndrome



Daniel Hoft, MD (89R, 92F, 92PhD), found his calling on a Peace Corps trip in Malaysia when he served as senior malaria technician. His early focus on infectious diseases set him up to become a leading vaccine expert in the country. He currently serves as director of the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development. 




John Chase (80MD) wrote a memoir titled You What?!: Humorous Stories, Cautionary Tales, and Unexpected Insights About a Career in Medicine. 

Stephen Runde (80MD) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to issue aviation medical certificates for individuals applying for a pilot’s license. He is one of 34 aviation medical examiners in Iowa. 

Scott Dunn (81MD) briefly practiced medicine before finding success as a conductor and pianist. Dunn is now associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. 




Daniel Fick (89MD, 92R, 93F) was named chief medical officer of Hy-Vee, Inc. He will oversee all existing health and medical initiatives for the grocery chain. 





Britt Marcussen (92MS, 94MD, 94F, 12F), UI clinical associate professor of family medicine and orthopedics and rehabilitation, has been named UI's new campus health officer. 

Ramon Cuevas (99MD) has joined the pediatrics department at St. Luke's in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, as a pediatric neurologist. Cuevas also specializes in sleep medicine and neurology. 


Steve Hudak (04MD), associate professor of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has been named residency program director in urology. 


Andrea Austin (11MD) is an emergency physician and simulation educator at University of San Diego California. She was previously a simulation director of the Navy Trauma Training Center at the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center. She is a veteran and deployed to Iraq as an emergency physician in 2016. 

Matthew Bzdega (12MD) has been named chief medical officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. Bzdega also serves as chief of the anesthesiology department. 

Martha Carvour (12MD, 12PhD), UI assistant professor of internal medicine, has been awarded a grant from the UI public-private partnership with its utility system to conduct health equity research. 

Steven Mickelsen, MD (13F, 14F), UI assistant professor of internal medicine, founded the startup Farapulse, which developed a method for precisely and safely treating abnormal heart rhythms. The company has been acquired by Boston Scientific Corp., a leading medical device manufacturer. 

Rohan Khera, MD, MS (14R), a cardiologist at Yale, was awarded a K23 career development grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Khera has expertise in data science, health policy, and health care equity.  

Anne Langguth (14MD, 19F) was named HER Magazine’s 2021 Woman of Achievement. Langguth has been elected to the Iowa Medical Society board of directors twice and is a member of Iowa’s delegation to the American Medical Association. 



Ericka (Tank) Muhlbauer (18MD) has joined the McFarland Clinic’s family medicine department in Carroll, Iowa. 




OpenLoop (previously Apollo), an online platform co-founded by Jon Lensing (20 MD), raised $3 million. The platform was designed to help match health care providers with hospitals that require extra staffing assistance.

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