Our People

Our people are the heart of our program. From the reception desk to the exam room, from administration office to faculty office you will find our people eager to help you become the best dermatologist you can be.

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, researchers and teachers in our profession. We provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals.

Contact Us

Residency Program Director

Mary Stone, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Dermatology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive 40024 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1090
Phone: 319-356-1694
Fax: 319-356-0349
Email: mary-stone@uiowa.edu

Residency Program Coordinator

Cheryl Moores
Dermatology Residency Coordinator
Department of Dermatology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive 40024 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1090
Phone: 319-356-1694
Fax: 319-356-0349
Email: cheryl-moores@uiowa.edu

Department Chair

Janet Fairley, MD
Chair & Department Executive Officer
Department of Dermatology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive 40024 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1090
Phone: 319-356-3609
Fax: 319-356-0349
Email: janet-fairley@uiowa.edu

Our Faculty

Janet Fairley, MD
Head of Department
Professor

Nkanyezi Ferguson, portrait

Nkanyezi Ferguson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director

Paula Giudici, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Marta Hemmingson-VanBeek, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Ali Jabari, portrait

Ali Jabari, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Hillary Johnson, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor

Vincent Liu, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer Powers, portrait

Jennifer Powers, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

John Selby, MD, PhD
Professor

Mary Stone, MD
Professor

Brian Swick, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Melissa Willis, portrait

Melissa Willis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Bettendorf, IA Clinic

Chair and Department Executive Officer

Janet FairleyThank you for your interest in the Department of Dermatology's training programs at the University of Iowa. The University has a strong commitment to excellence in dermatology and this brings educational, clinical and research opportunities. Since many of you visiting this site may be considering training here, it might help you to know what attracted me to the University of Iowa.

First and foremost was its tradition of excellence in dermatology training that goes back many years. Iowa is a department with strengths in both medical and surgical dermatology and a faculty that is committed to passing on their knowledge to our trainees. The faculty is equally balanced with experienced, skilled senior members and energetic, creative junior faculty members.

Additionally, both the Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are working together in advancing Dermatology. Both have recently invested in the infrastructure and new faculty opportunities for the Department.

The Department also maintains a close affiliation with the Veterans Hospital, which is located directly across the street from the UIHC Hospital. The VA supports both clinical training opportunities and research within the Department of Dermatology. Finally, the University of Iowa also enjoys the strong on-going support of the program by its graduates and the community of dermatologists and patients in Iowa. These aspects of the program that made Iowa a great opportunity for me, I believe also make it a great opportunity for training.

Our department has state-of-the-art facilities are available for patient care and clinical research. In addition, the Department has laboratory space in the Marshall Dermatology Research Laboratories that supports both basic and clinical research. New programs sponsored by the NIH, VA, and industry will offer research opportunities that span clinical, translational, and basic science research on dermatological disorders.

Iowa City is a Big-Ten university community in eastern Iowa with much to offer. An excellent lifestyle is available to our trainees. I hope you will visit us in Iowa City to further explore the outstanding opportunities here.

Current Residents

Class of 2023 Residents, photo

First Year Residents, Class of 2023

Kendra Walker, MD
Texas Tech School of Medicine

Matthew DaCunha, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Emily Weig, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Madeliene Stump, MD, PhD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Brady Evans, MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine


Class of 2022 photo

Second Year Residents, Class of 2022

Taylor Tabatabai, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Sabrina Alessi Cesar, MD
Universidade de Sào Paulo, Brazil

Ashley McGuinness, MD
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Christina Harview, MD
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

Ashley Patrick, MD
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Alexander Reid, MD
University of Michigan School of Medicine


Dermatology Class of 2021 photo

Third Year Residents, Class of 2021

Christopher Robinson, MD
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Anthony Berger, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Lainee Goettsche, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Peyton Goodie, MD
University of Toledo College of Medicine

Michael Ginnetti, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

 

Past Residents

2020 Graduates

  • Kirsten Dickinson, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic
  • Paul Fenton, MD—private practice in Cedar Rapids
  • Jessica Harms, MD—faculty at University of Iowa Dermatology
  • Venish Melvani, MD—private practice in Chicago
  • Patricia Richey, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship at University of Iowa Dermatology

2019 Graduates

  • Adam Aronson, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship in New Zealand
  • Jina Chung, MD—Dermatopathology Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Marthe Dika, MD—Private practice in Wisconsin
  • Melia Holt, MD—Private practice in Florida
  • Uchenna Okereke, MD—Private practice in New York

2018 Graduates

  • Josh Hammel, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
  • Carole McClanahan, MD—Private practice, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Allison Pierce, MD—Private practice, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Lulit Price, MD—Faculty, Geisinger Holy Spirit, Camp Hill, Pa.
  • Gretchen Roth, MD—Faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

2017 Graduates

  • Nicholas Bontumasi, MD—Private practice, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Pooja Chitgopeker, MBChB—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Matthew Landherr, MD—Private practice, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Anthony Little, MD—Private practice, Washington, Pa.
  • Tyler Quest, MD—Private practice, Casper, Wyo.

2016 Graduates

  • Grant Ghahramani, MD—Private practice, Topeka, Kan.
  • Ronda Farah, MD—Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
  • Krishna Mutgi, MD—Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • Nahid Vidal, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • Melissa Willis, MD—Faculty, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

2015 Graduates

  • Molly Moye, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
  • Megan Noe, MD, MPH—Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Amanda Tschetter, MD—Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • Elizabeth Vanderah, MD—Private practice, St. Louis