Our People

Program Leadership

Daniel Berg, MD
Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Phone: 319-353-7800
Email: hemoncfellowship@uiowa.edu


 

Usha Perepu, MBBS
Associate Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine


 

Mohammed Milhem, MBBS
Clinical Professor and Director
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Faculty

Taher Abu Hejleh, MBBS
Clinical Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology


Arwa Aburizik, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Psychiatry and oncology


Sabarish Ayyappan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Lymphoma


Daniel Berg, MD
Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Gastrointestinal oncology; Medical education


Margaret Byrne, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology


Thomas Carter, MD, PhD
Emeritus Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Leukemia


Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Neuroendocrine carcinoma


Justin Chau, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Gastrointensitnal oncology


Shobha Chitneni, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Community oncology


Gerald Clamon, MD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology


Prajwal Dhakal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Malignant hematology


Jad El Masri, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor


Umar Farooq, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Lymphoma


Naomi Fei, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Gastrointestinal oncology


Muhammad Furqan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology


Rohan Garje, MBBS
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Genitourinary oncology


Asad Javed, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Psecialty/Research: Melanoma, HCC


Mark Karwal, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Breast cancer, Hepatocellular carcinoma


Douglas Laux, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Head and neck cancer


Steven Lentz, MD, PhD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Clotting disorders


Brian Link, MD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Lymphoma


Donald Macfarlane, MD, PhD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Benign hematology


Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman, MD
Clinical Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: BMT


Eric Mou, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor


Mohammed Milhem, MBBS
Clinical Professor and Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Area of Specialty/Research: Melanoma and Sarcoma; Clinical trials; Immunotherapy


Varun Monga, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Neuro-oncology


Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Benign hematology


Sneha Phadke, DO
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Breast cancer


Dhivya Prabhakar, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology


Susan Roeder, DO, MS
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Breast oncology


Saima Sharif, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Colorectal cancer


Christopher Strouse, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Hematologic malignancy


Grerk Sutamtewagul, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Lymphoma, benign hematology


Mario Sy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Community oncology


Michael Tomasson, MD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: BMT, multiple myeloma


Praveen Vikas, MBBS
Clinical Associate Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Breast cancer


George Weiner, MD
Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: Lymphoma
The Weiner Translational Research Lab


Nanmeng Yu, MD
Associate
Area of Specialty/Research: Malignant hematology


Yousef Zakharia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty/Research: GU oncology, clinical trials


William Zeitler, MD, MPH
Associate
Area of Specialty/Research: Thoracic oncology, Medical education


Research Faculty

Anil Chauhan, MTech, PhD
Associate Professor
The Chauhan lab


Sanjana Dayal, PHD
Associate Professor
Sanjana Dayal lab


Rebecca Dodd, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Dodd lab


Prakash Doddapattar, PhD
Research Assistant Profesor


Manasa K. Nayak, PhD
Research Assistant Professor


William Thiel, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
The Thiel lab

Current Fellows

First Year Fellows

 

Luna Acharya, MBBS
Medical School: Kathmandu Medical College
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine


Justin Buzick

 

Justin Buzick, MD
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Residency: University of Iowa


 

Udhay Grewal, MBBS
Medical School: Government Medical College Patiala India
Residency: Louisiana State University


Greg Kirkpatrick

 

Greg Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Colorado
Residency: University of Iowa


 

Samragnyi Madala, MD
Medical School: S.V.S. Medical College India
Residency: University of Kansas


 

Ben Staum, MD
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Residency: University of Colorado

 


 

Second Year Fellows

Raafat Alameddine

 

Raafat Alameddine, MD
Medical School: merican University of Beirut
Residency: Case Western Reserve University


Dean Elhag

 

Dean Elhag, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa


John Rieth

 

John Rieth, MD
Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: University of Iowa


Alex Sieg

 

Alex Sieg, MD
Medical School: Indiana University
Residency: University of Iowa


Third Year Fellows

 

Laila Babar, MBBS
Medical School: Aga Khan University
Residency: Allegheny Health Network


 

Austin Greco, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa


 

Kit Poonsombudlert, MD
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital
Residency: University of Hawaii


 

Alex Tungesvik, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency: University of South Florida

Recent Graduates

2021

Josiah An, community oncology, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Justin Chau, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Seth Maliske, community oncology, Bismarck, North Dakota
Nanmeng Yu, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2020

Isaac Chambers, private practice, Hays, Kansas
Jad el Masri, University of Iowa, Quad Cities clinic, Bettendorf, Iowa
Susan Slycord, private practice, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chris Strouse, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2019

Umang Swami, MBBS, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
William Zeitler, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Najla Itani, MD, Community Oncology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Muhammad Saqlain, MBBS, BMG Hematology and Medical Oncology, South Bend, Indiana

2018

Vyshak Alva Venur, MBBS, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, University of Washington
Andrew Iliff, MD, Missouri Cancer Associates, Columbia, Missouri
Kalyan Nadiminti, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Meredith Schaffner, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

2017

Grerk Sutamtewagul, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ravi Patel, MD, Texas Oncology, Richmond, Texas
Rohan Garje, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Varun Monga, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2016

Sneha Phadke, DO, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Rachna Raman, MD, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Richmond, Virginia
Zhaohui Jin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Chinemerem Abanonu, MD, Maryland Parkway Oncology/Hematology, Las Vegas, Nevada

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD
Interim Chair and DEO, Department of Internal Medicine
Kate Daum Endowed Professor
Professor of Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Radiation Oncology