Our People

Our faculty are experienced geriatricians. We train physicians for Iowa and beyond to be leaders in patient-centered, team-based care delivery, and to meet the unique health care needs of older adults.

Our fellows are driven  to rewarding and meaningful careers in the practice of geriatric medicine.

Our patients are the most important part of our fellowship training! They come to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics to receive the very best care from experts who are passionate and personable. As Iowa’s only academic medical center, we see a comprehensive mix of cases in our Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic, particularly patients with significant medical and psychosocial complexity.

Geriatrics Fellowship Faculty

Nicholas R. Butler, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Rick Dobyns, MD, MPH, MSc
Professor
Family Medicine

Michael E. Ernst, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Professor
College of Pharmacy

Heather Groene
Medical Assistant

Korey Kennelty, PharmD
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Scott T. Larson, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine

Jeffrey Reist, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Margo Schilling, MD
Professor
Internal Medicine

Kevin Schleich, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacy Specialist
College of Pharmacy

Gretchen Schmuch, MSW, LISW
Social Work Specialist
Fellowship Coordinator

Chad Triplett, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
College of Pharmacy

Jason Wilbur, MD
Professor
Family Medicine

Geriatric Fellowship Leadership

For questions about the Geriatrics Fellowship please contact:

Nicholas R. Butler, MD, MBA
Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine
Iowa River Landing - East
920 E. 2nd Ave, Suite 201B
Coralville, IA 52241
nicholas-r-butler@uiowa.edu
1-1-319-467-2000

Gretchen Schmuch, MSW, LISW
Coordinator, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine
UI Hospitals & Clinics Family Care Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City Iowa 52242
gretchen-schmuch@uiowa.edu
1-319-384-7560

Alumni

Atabak (Atty) Kermani, MD

Atabak (Atty) Kermani, MD (2021)

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Family Medicine Residency Program

Bora You, portrait

Bora You, MD (2020)

Saba University School of Medicine
Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation - Family Medicine Residency Program
Current practice: Sheboygan, Wisc.

Victoria Linares, portrait

Victoria Linares, MD (2018)

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program
Current practice: Hickory Hills, Ill.

Scott T. Larson, portrait

Scott T. Larson, MD (2017)

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program
Current practice: Iowa City, Iowa

Benjamin Perry, portrait

Benjamin Perry, II, MD, MBA (2015)

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program
Current practice: Waco, Texas

Juana Nicoll Capizzano, portrait

Juana Nicoll Capizzano, MD (2014)

Ricardo Palma University-School of Human Medicine
University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program
Current practice: Ann Arbor, Mich.