Urology Residency

About the Program

The University of Iowa Urology Residency Program is a five-year program. The department accepts three residents each year beginning in July. Residents are matched for the full five years through the American Urological Association match in January. Selection includes acceptance for the first-year internship training in General Surgery. Upon completion of core training, resident trainees enter into the formal Urology training program.

Why do residents love our program? Hear what they have to say:

Our residents receive comprehensive and innovative urology training in Iowa’s only academic medical center. Residents appreciate the high volume of cases spanning the full range of urologic sub-specialties, multiple rotation sites, research opportunities, enthusiastic and approachable faculty, and living in the Iowa City area.

Join us September 7 at 7 p.m. CT for our Residency Program Open House

Sign up now for our virtual open house. Meet our residents and let them tell you why they love our program. You'll learn about our great facilities, our easily navigable campus, and the benefits of residency in one of America's most livable and lively college towns. You'll be welcome to ask any questions you have about our program.

Urology Department

Teaching Sites

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, including the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, are the sponsoring institutions for 29 residencies and and 84 fellowships. All are ACGME-accredited. The primary institutions participating in Urology resident education are UI Hospitals & Clinics, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA). Fifth-year residents also participate in a four-month rotation through a private urology clinic located in Mason City, Iowa. Chief Residents rotate four months each through University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the VA.

Review a virtual tour of our teaching facilities from our residents, and read more about each below.

University of Iowa Health Care

University of Iowa Health Care is a fully integrated academic medical center, uniting the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and UI Physicians, the largest multi-specialty group practice in Iowa. As the state’s premier academic medical center, UI Health Care provides high quality, patient-centered care, conducts groundbreaking biomedical research, and educates the scientists and health care providers of the future.

Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully “match” with top-quality residency programs around the country.

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital (SFCH) has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of children and families since 1919. As Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, we provide care for children from birth to young adulthood. Services range from promoting wellness to the care of general childhood illness, surgery, traumatic injuries, life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmental disabilities. As part of an academic medical center, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital also performs groundbreaking research to help solve the mysteries of childhood diseases, in addition to training the next generation of health care professionals.

Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Since 1952, the Iowa City VA Health Care System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 184,000 veterans living in 50 counties in Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois, and Northern Missouri.

Site Faculty

Raleigh Humphries, MD

University of Iowa Faculty

  • Brad A. Erickson, MD
  • Paul Gellhaus, MD
  • Vignesh Packiam, MD
  • Ryan Steinberg, MD
  • Elizabeth B. Takacs, MD
  • James A. Brown, MD
  • Amy M. Pearlman, MD

University of Iowa Fellow Physicians

  • Mohammed Said, MD
  • Kyle Gillis, MD

Mason City, Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa

Located in north central Iowa, Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa, is a private facility that has been a part of the UI Urology residency rotation for more than 30 years. The clinic is a physician-owned corporation with more than 30 physicians and 70 staff.

Site Faculty

  • Christopher E. Adams, MD, Site Director
  • Timothy Mulholland, MD
  • Kevin Rier, MD
  • Steven P. Thoma, MD

Program Timeline

Residents complete their urology residency as competent clinicians and urologic surgeons who are well-prepared for board examination. The program focuses on academic discovery and education. Residents identify research questions as early as their PGY-1/2 year and seek scientific discovery for manuscript preparation and presentation at local and national meetings during their PGY 3-5 years. Throughout their training, residents get involved with teaching medical students, with approximately 100 students rotating through urology in any given year. Some residents may choose to pursue a fellowship to develop further specialization, but all are prepared to begin an academic or private urological career upon graduation.

PGY 1

Goal: Educate the residents on the fundamentals of patient care. PGY-1 Residents perform histories and physicals, preoperative and postoperative care, rounding on inpatients, writing chart orders, assisting in surgical procedures, and developing basic surgical skills. Additionally, residents are introduced to the concept of the six Core Competencies, including methods for evaluation.

This year includes six, 4-week rotations in General Surgery (including a 4-week rotation learning intensive-care patient management in the surgical ICU) with seven, 4-week blocks on the Urology service in preparation for further responsibility and on-call duties during the PGY-2 year.

PGY 2

Goal: Develop medical knowledge and patient care competence in outpatient clinic management (including all clinic procedures), endoscopic surgery, and minor open procedures.

PGY-2 residents spend ten months on the UIHC adult urology service and two 1-month rotations as UIHC night float residents. The resident's experience is primarily split between the outpatient clinic and the urology operating rooms, mainly participating in endoscopic cases including transurethral cases (i.e., TURP, TURBT), ureteroscopy, and PCNL, and gaining experience in scrotal and inguinal procedures. In addition, residents take part in the postoperative management of urology inpatients and the operating room for more extensive cases and when on call.

PGY 3

Goal: Increase knowledge and competence in outpatient and inpatient management of urologic disease. The PGY-3 resident gains experience in more extensive open, laparoscopic, and complex endoscopic cases with graded responsibility as a more senior resident.

A total of four months is spent on the pediatric urology service at the Stead Family Children's Hospital, participating in all pediatric cases, learning all aspects of pediatric urology, and further developing their surgical skills. Residents spend at least four days per week in the operating room with approximately one day in clinic. Additionally, residents spend four months as the junior at the Iowa City Veteran's Affairs (VA) Medical Center. The VA junior resident gains autonomy in endoscopic and minor OR procedures, cystoscopy clinic, inpatient management, and assisting the VA chief in more extensive open and laparoscopic procedures. Residents spend the remaining four months on the UIHC urology service.

PGY 4

Goal: Further improve knowledge of increasingly complex surgical management of adult urologic disease. PGY 4 residents develop laparoscopic and robotic surgery skills and further their skills in more difficult endoscopic and percutaneous urologic surgery and open surgical techniques.

Residents spend eight months at UIHC split between the benign and oncology services. The remaining four months are spent at North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa, to understand the practice of urology in a private hospital setting and participate in all minor and major surgical procedures. In addition, residents gain exposure to the private practice of urology and the administration of a urological group practice.

PGY 5 (Chief)

Goal: Learn the management of a urology clinic and surgical schedule, including management of personnel. The chief resident performs most of the more extensive open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical cases with faculty assistance in the operating room. In addition, residents supervise the teams responsible for inpatient care and advise and supervise all inpatient decisions with consultation and active participation by faculty.

Chief residents spend eight months at UIHC split between benign and oncology services. Residents spend the remaining four months as chief residents at the Iowa City VA performing major open and laparoscopic procedures with the assistance of the junior resident, managing their own procedure clinic, including prostate biopsies and vasectomies. In addition, the VA chiefs guides the junior residents on inpatient and outpatient management.

VA and Mason City

In addition to rotations at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics and Stead Family Children’s Hospital, our residents rotate to two other locations between their fourth to sixth years.

Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA)

Located within walking distance of the University Iowa Hospital & Clinics, the VA sees Urology Clinic patients three days per week and OR cases the other two days. Residents appreciate the autonomy at the VA with PGY 4 residents serving as Junior Residents and PGY 6 residents as Chiefs.

VA Faculty

Raleigh Humphries, MD

Raleigh Humphries, MD

University of Iowa VA Faculty

University of Iowa Fellows Faculty

Mason City, Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa

The rotation is Mason City, located in northern Iowa, gives PGY 5 residents an opportunity to participate in a private practice setting with four staff urologists. Residents gain experience in all aspects of urologic surgery, including ESWL and transurethral procedures, as well as open and laparoscopic cases.

Mason City group photo

Mason City Faculty

  • Christopher E. Adams, MD, Site Director
  • Timothy Mulholland, MD
  • Kevin Rier, MD
  • Steven P. Thoma, MD

How to Apply

The University of Iowa Urology Residency Program is a five-year program. The department accepts three residents each year beginning in July.

Residents are matched for the full five years through the American Urological Association match on February 2. Applicants matched to the UI Urology Residency Program must also apply through the National Residency Match Program.

Applications are accepted through ERAS.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  1. Medical school transcript
  2. Dean's letter
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. USMLE transcript
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Personal statement
  7. Photograph
  8. ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Applications must be received by Friday, October 7, 2022.

For the 2022 academic match timeline, the following changes will occur:

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

​ERAS will open with the preparation and release of the MSPE (Dean's Letter).

Friday, October 21, 2022

Interview offers will be extended by all programs participating in the match. Programs are discouraged from offering interviews before this date.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Students will be able to contact each program accepting or declining each of these offers. A mechanism will be in place to fill unfilled interview slots. The SAU will provide further instructions on this new process at a later date.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Flush Day. Students may release previously accepted interview slots in favor of any invitations offered to them off a waitlist. After Flush Day, all interview acceptances are final and must be honored by the student. No cancellations are permitted by either party. More information on this process will be provided at a later date.

Early November 2022 into January 2023

Virtual interviews.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Resident candidate match list due.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Match result release date.

The UI Department of Urology seeks to encourage residency applications from all qualified individuals who have attended accredited medical schools. Recognizing the superb academic opportunities available within the section, and the institution at large, the UI Department of Urology particularly encourages applications from individuals with an interest and a proven record of excellence in scholarly pursuits.

Interview candidates will be notified via email.

Additional resources:

Contact us for more information.

Your Interview

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted via email.

Virtual Interview Dates for 2022

  • Wednesday, November 2
  • Monday, November 7
  • Wednesday, November 9

Getting Here

If you are arriving by air, the Eastern Iowa Airport is located 25 miles north of Iowa City. Ground transportation from the airport to the Iowa City/Coralville area includes a number of options. Vehicle rental agencies are available at the airport. The shuttle service and rental agencies are located across from the baggage claim area.

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics campus is located off Interstate 80 at Coralville exit 242.

Accommodations

There are numerous hotel and motel accommodations near University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. When making a reservation, ask if there is a hospital rate available. For further information about the Iowa City/Coralville area, please visit the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Many local hotels also offer a free or discounted hospital shuttle service.

What to Expect

Your interview day will begin with a brief welcome and overview of the program, followed by interviews with members of the Admissions Committee, a tour of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and a casual dinner. You will have ample opportunities to meet with our faculty and residents throughout the day.

Our People

Our fellowship-trained faculty members perform complex and unique procedures and have wide-ranging collaborations with clinicians and scientists in various medical specialties within the university as well as across the country. Faculty specializations include: urologic oncology, pediatric urology, andrology and infertility, urolithiasis and endourology, reconstructive urology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Read more about our faculty.

Our residents receive comprehensive and innovative urology training in Iowa's only academic medical center. Residents appreciate the high volume of cases spanning the full range of urologic sub-specialties, multiple rotation sites, enthusiastic and approachable faculty, and living in the Iowa City area. Read more about our current residents and recent alumni.

We think the best way to learn about our program is to hear from our residents. In June 2020, residents hosted a virtual open house as a way for potential applicants to learn about resident life at the University of Iowa. Hear from our residents in this recording of that open house. Additionally, you may want to take a resident-lead tour of facilities. Residents also encourage you to contact them directly and to follow the department on Twitter.

Our fellows in Endourology and Laparoscopy and in Genitourinary Reconstruction are educational resources to the residents and assist them in clinic and during surgery. Fellowships are tailored to an individual's interests, whether clinical or research, and are available for one or two years. Read more about our fellowship program.

Our patients receive comprehensive evaluation and treatment in the clinic setting as well as surgical interventions for all urologic and male reproductive system diseases and disorders. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is Iowa's only academic medical center, and we have the only board-certified pediatric urologists in the state. Read more about our patient care at UIHC.

Current Residents

 

Mark Bevill, portrait

Mark Bevill, MD, Chief Resident (PGY 6/Uro 5)
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): DePaul University (Biology)
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, mountain biking, homemade sushi, and any sports you play with a racquet or paddle
Why the University of Iowa: The people! Night float for quality of life; every subspecialty covered; large case volume
Why Iowa City: Thriving and active community with easy access to trails and top-notch sports facilities 
Research Projects: Non-Opioid Regimen Post-Ureteroscopy, MRI-targeted biopsy Learning Curve, Prostate MRI Lesion Characterization, Robotic Surgery Videos

Justin Drobish, portrait

Justin Drobish, MD, Chief Resident (PGY 6/Uro 5)
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.

Hometown: Greenville, Mich.
Undergraduate (Major): Michigan State University (Physiology)
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Exercise, biking, Netflix, trying new restaurants and breweries
Why the University of Iowa: Faculty invested in teaching; excellent clinical autonomy; close-knit and supportive resident group
Why Iowa City: Active, progressive community with lots of festivals, concerts, restaurants, and bars; numerous hiking and biking trails; beautiful woods and rivers within 10 miles of downtown
Research Projects: Understanding the prodromes of bladder cancer and Fournier’s gangrene, MRI-targeted prostate biopsy; LSE urethral stricture classification system

Charlie Paul, portrait

Charlie Paul, MD, Chief Resident (PGY 6/Uro 5)
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Le Claire, Iowa
Undergraduate (Major): Iowa State University (Kinesiology, Finance)
Masters: University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (Master of Business Administration) 
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, cooking, eating, pets (greyhound and tabby cat)
Why the University of Iowa: High volume surgical training; approachable mentors; great resident colleagues (great co-workers and friends)
Why Iowa City: Thriving college town- great restaurants, culture, and outdoor recreation destinations; everything I need is less than 10 minutes away
Research Projects: MBA, inpatient rounding efficiency, rural healthcare disparities, ADT cost analysis

Jeffrey Spencer Edman, portrait

Jeffrey Spencer Edman, MD (PGY 5/Uro 4)
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Notre Dame (Preprofessional studies, Energy studies minor)
Medical School: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Liverpool Football Club, lake activities (swimming, skiing, wake surfing), Golfing
Why the University of Iowa: Variety, high case load, great group of residents and staff
Why Iowa City: Has a lot of the amenities a larger city has with the charm of a small town

Alexander Martin, portrait

Alexander Martin, MD (PGY 5/Uro 4)
University of Texas, McGovern Medical School, Houston

Hometown: Houston
Undergraduate (Major): Brigham Young University (Physiology and Developmental Biology)
Medical School: University of Texas-Houston, McGovern Medical School
Hobbies/Interests: Fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, dogs
Why the University of Iowa: Diverse faculty; best resident colleagues ever; night float; excellent fellowship placement
Why Iowa City: A lot to do but small-town feel; no traffic

Brenton Sherwood, portrait

Brenton Sherwood, MD (PGY 5/Uro 4)
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Marion, Iowa
Undergraduate (Major): University of Iowa (Human Physiology)
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family (amazing wife and 3 kids), playing with/training our dog, grilling, racquetball
Why the University of Iowa: Very strong program; excellent location; easy family life; well-rounded program; unbeatable resident camaraderie
Why Iowa City: Excellent place to raise a family; safe, convenient, low cost of living; feels like a much bigger city than it is
Research Projects: Antibiotic allergies, comparison of urine culture collection methods, antibiotic stewardship for cystoscopy and UDS, health informatics certificate program, Epic super-user

Hayden Warner, portrait

Hayden Warner, MD (PGY 5/Uro 4)
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.

Hometown: Neoga, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): Eastern Illinois University (Biology)
Medical School: Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Racing bikes, cooking with my wife, and being outside
Why the University of Iowa: Great surgical training at a high-volume center
Why Iowa City: Very easy place to live; plenty of activities
Research Projects: Identifying ways to improve diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene, Improving prostate cancer care in the VA system

Paige De Rosa, portrait

Paige De Rosa, MD (PGY 4/Uro 3)
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, New York

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Undergraduate (Major): Bryn Mawr College (Biology, Environmental Studies)
Medical School: The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Thrifting, exploring museums 
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent case diversity; supportive resident team and faculty!
Why Iowa City: Coming home by riding my bicycle over the river, sitting on my porch at nights after having a great dinner downtown, browsing in Prairie Lights bookstore and being close enough to get to Chicago for the weekend

Ilana Bergelson, portrait

Ilana Bergelson, MD (PGY 4/Uro 3)
University of Cincinnati

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Chicago (Biology)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, yoga, HIIT, Chipotle, my cats George Clooney and Bradley Cooper, visiting my favorite place on earth aka Trader Joe's
Why the University of Iowa: Amazing volume, great faculty, top training, and above all else - the residents are good friends both within and outside the hospital
Why Iowa City: Low cost of living and 4 distinct seasons 

Jordan Richards, portrait

Jordan Richards, MD (PGY 4/Uro 3)
Creighton University

Hometown: Fargo, N.D.
Undergraduate (Major): Creighton University (Biology & Philosophy)
Masters: Duke University (Master of Biomedical Science)
Medical School: Creighton University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Live music, working out, wake surfing, Green Bay Packers football, Duke basketball 
Why the University of Iowa: Resident camaraderie, expansive department with all subspecialties, resident autonomy and caseload = amazing training!
Why Iowa City: Really enjoyed the town, culture and restaurant scene when I visited and am excited to explore more in the coming years

Charles Schlaepfer, portrait

Charles Schlaepfer, MD (PGY 4/Uro 3)
Washington University, St. Louis

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Undergraduate (Major): Washington University in St. Louis (History)
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: I love to bake and managed to make all of my own bread for three straight years. I also love to build things and used COVID quarantine to come to Iowa to build new furniture and renovate my new house.
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent balance of lifestyle benefits and caring staff with excellent surgical experience. 
Why Iowa City: Iowa City is affordable but surprisingly bustling

Joanna Orzel, portrait

Joanna Orzel, MD (PGY 2/Uro 2)
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hometown: Mount Prospect, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): Chemistry and Spanish
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga; baking; rollerblading; eating ice cream; buying indoor plants; and being a Costco member
Why the University of Iowa: Fantastic residents and faculty; night float, high variety and number of cases
Why Iowa City: Blue skies; open spaces; the ability to drive almost anywhere within the city in less than 15 min; and ability to own a house!

R. Grant Owens, portrait

R. Grant Owens, MD (PGY 2/Uro 2)
Penn State University College of Medicine

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Scranton (Neuroscience)
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Musical performance/production; athleticis; time with friends and family 
Why the University of Iowa: Variety and quantity of cases; all urologic subspecialties represented; resident camaraderie and faculty mentorship; prioritization of mental and physical health. 
Why Iowa City: Friendly community; easy commute; ability to purchase a house;  low-stress lifestyle

Reid Stubbee, portrait

Reid Stubbee, MD (PGY 2/Uro 2)
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Hometown:  Wheaton, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Chicago (Chemistry) 
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Hobbies/Interests: skiing; golf; cooking and grilling; Chicago sports; Hawkeye football and basketball 
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent surgical training in all areas of urology; supportive and collaborative environment amongst residents and between residents and attendings
Why Iowa City: Hawkeye sports; easy access to all the amenities you need within 15 minutes

Adam Kemp, MD

Adam Kemp, MD (PGY 1/Uro 1)
University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Hometown: Williston, N.D.
Undergraduate (Major): University of North Dakota (Biology)
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Formula 1, college hockey, skiing, biking, and hiking
Why the University of Iowa: Ability to train with all urologic subspecialties. Excellent residents, faculty, and operative experience.
Why Iowa City: Friendly people, bikeable city, and a lot to do on weekends.

Elise Myers, MD

Elise Myers, MD (PGY 1/Uro 1)
University of Kansas School of Medicine—Salina

Hometown: Salina, Kan.
Undergraduate (Major): Biology
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine—Salina
Hobbies/Interests: Laughing with friends and family; cooking & dining; cleaning & organization; everything pop culture; amateur floral design; learning how to DIY my way through homeownership
Why the University of Iowa: I immediately felt welcomed during my sub-internship by both the residents and faculty. Their teaching style is forgiving and positive, there's an incredible case diversity, the facilities are interconnected and modern—all in a city that revolves around the university and hospital system. I felt really supported here in every way and knew it was the place for me.
Why Iowa City: It's reminiscent of where I went to undergrad in Lawrence, Kansas. Iowa City feels like a home away from home, except with a little more snow.

Ben Plambeck, MD

Ben Plambeck, MD (PGY 1/Uro 1)
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Nebraska—Lincoln (Biology)
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and 2 boys, piano and guitar, eating, working out, outdoor/lake activities, Husker sports, anything Star Wars, video games.
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent case volume and surgical training with outstanding faculty in all urologic subspecialties; incredible work-life balance (great for families); night float!; best resident camaraderie around; faculty mentorship.
Why Iowa City: Nice people; great place to raise a family; super easy commute; lots of fun stuff to do (nearby lakes, hiking/biking trails, etc.) and great restaurants to try.

Honors and Accomplishments

Honors and Accomplishments 2021–22

  • Charlie Paul nominated for 2022 John D. Silbar Award
  • Justin Drobish 2022 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
  • Ilana Bergelson 2022 nomination for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
  • Courtney Yong won first place for the 2021–22 Resident Teaching Award
  • Ilana Bergelson won second place for the 2021–22 Resident Teaching Award
  • Courtney Yong selected by American Urological Association North Central Section to participate in 2022 Residents Bowl held at AUA annual meeting
  • Alexander Martin 2021 Best Inservice Score
  • Justin Drobish 2021 Best Poster, American Urological Association North Central Section, Bladder Cancer Session
  • Joanna Orzel 2021 Pat on the Back—General Surgery Peer Recognition
  • Grant Owens 2021 University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Resident Make a Difference Award

Alumni

Recent Alumni

We are proud of our resident alumni as they pursue private practice or academic medicine upon graduation.

2022

Morgan Schubbe, MD (2016-2022)
Private practice
Wisconsin Institute of Urology, Neenah, Wis.

Andrew Vitale, MD, MS (2017-2022)
Private practice

Courtney Yong, MD (2016-2022)
Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Indiana University 

2021

Kevin Flynn, MD (2015-2021)
Genitourinary Reconstruction Fellowship  
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Anthony Oberle, MD (2015-2021)
Private practice
The Urology Center, P.C., Omaha, Neb.

Jeremy West, MD (2015-2021)
Private practice
Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas

2020

Joey Guidos, MD (2014-2020)
Private practice  
Kansas City Urology Care, Kansas City, Mo.

Christopher Meier, MD (2016-2020)
Private practice
Yakima Urology Associates PLLC, Yakima, Wash.

Conrad Tobert, MD (2014-2020)
Private practice
Spectrum Health Medical Group, Lansing, Mich.

2019

Nate Brooks, MD (2014-2020)
Urologic Oncology Fellowship (2 years)
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
 
George Ghareeb, MD, MBA (2014-2020)
Trauma and Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Fellowship (1 year)
Emory University, Atlanta
 
Paul Morrison, MD, MBA (2014-2020)
Private practice
United Regional Physician Group, Wichita Falls, Texas

2018

Paul Kogan, MD (2012-2018)          
Private practice
Centra Medical Group, Lynchburg, Va.

Ryan Steinberg, MD (2012-2018)
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endourology Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas

Lewis Thomas, MD (2012-2018)      
Urologic Oncology Fellowship (2 years)
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic             

2017

Eric D. Andresen, MD (2011-2017) 
Private practice
Unity Point Health, Waterloo, Iowa

Laura A. Bertrand, MD (2011-2017) 
Private practice
St. Elizabeth’s Physicians, Florence, Ky.

Vincent A. Chehval, MD (2013-2017) 
Private practice
Valley Urologic Associates, Phoenix

2016

Megan T. Bing, MD (2010-2016)
Military           
Nellis Air Force Base, Spring Valley, Nev.

Joseph A. Gillespie, MD (2011-2016)
Private practice
Providence Health and Services, Portland, Ore.

Matthew A. Uhlman, MD, MBA (2010-2016)
Private practice
Yakima Urology Associates, Yakima, Wash.

2015

Eric J. Askeland, MD (2009-2015)
Private practice
Unity Point Health, Waterloo, Iowa

Mark R. Newton, MD (2009-2015)
Private practice
Unity Point Health, Waterloo, Iowa

Kerri L. Thurmon-Barnes, MD, MPH (2009-2015)          
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

2014

Christopher E. Adams, MD* (2008-2014) 
Private practice
Mason City, Mercy Medical Center, Iowa
*Site Director for Mason City rotation

Nathan A. Bockholt, MD, MBA (2008-2014)         
Urologic Oncology Fellowship
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles     

Jason H. Reynolds, MD (2008-2014)                       
Private Practice
Harden Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky.

2013

Matthew J. Knudson, MD (2007-2013) 
Private practice
Great River Urology, West Burlington, Iowa

Andrew J. Lightfoot, MD (2007-2013) 
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania

Henry M. Rosevear, MD (2007-2013)
Private practice
Colorado Springs, Colo.

2012

Angela M. Arlen, MD (2006-2012)  
Pediatrics Fellowship (2 years)
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Peter A. Holoch, MD (2006-2012)    
Andrology Fellowship
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa  

Timothy P. Kresowik, MD (2006-2012)      
Private practice
Urological Associates, Davenport, Iowa

2011

Matthew Braasch, MD (2005-2011)                        
Private practice
Minnesota Urology, Shakopee, Minn.

Jason Greenhalgh, MD (2005-2011)                       
Private practice
St Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, Twin Falls, Idaho

2010

Howard Aubert, MD (2004-2010)               
Private practice
Riverside Medical Clinic, Riverside, Calif.

Kenneth Nepple, MD (2004-2010)   
Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis 

Fellows

Faculty