Our People

Emergency Room Training

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, researchers and teachers in our profession. Through formal mentoring programs as well as an open-door philosophy, we provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals. 

Additionally, we are committed to helping you achieve your training aims. Classmates in your residency class will share in the support and encouragement that will help you excel.

 

 

 

 

Current Residents


Class of 2023

Katherine Briggie, portrait

Katherine Briggie, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Melvin Donaldson, portrait

Melvin Donaldson, PhD, MD
University of Minnesota

Gabriel Hernandez Roman, portrait

Gabriel Hernandez Roman, MD
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts

Samuel Irving, portrait

Samuel Irving, PhD, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana

Natalie Martin, portrait

Natalie Martin, MD
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Emily Mills, portrait

Emily Mills, MD
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine

Stephen Peery, portrait

Stephen Peery, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Edward Rekart, portrait

Edward Rekart, MD
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Farhan Shahab, portrait

Farhan Shahab, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine


Class of 2024

Joshua Bauer, portrait

Joshua Bauer, MD
St. George's University School of Medicine

Emily Falch, portrait

Emily Falch, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Megan Horne, portrait

Megan Horne, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

William Lynn, portrait

William Lynn, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Cassandra Moylan, portrait

Cassandra Moylan, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

David Ruehlmann, portrait

David Ruehlmann, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Johnathan Van Erdewyk

Jonathan Van Erdewyk, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Wallum, portrait

Michael Wallum, MD
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Benjamin Wilkinson, portrait

Benjamin Wilkinson, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Class of 2025

Jordan Huttash, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine

Giovana Landal de Almeida Lobo, MD
Faculdade Evangelica do Parana (FEPAR) Faculdade de Medicina

Nicholas Lind, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Katherine Marciniec, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Savannah Mayer, DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kaitlyn McQuade, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Nancy Mikati, MD
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine

Nathan Pfister, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford

Christopher Schanbacher, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Omar Shaban, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Faculty

Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Department Leadership

Faculty

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Jeremy Nelson, PA-C
  • Amy Vahrenwald, ARNP
  • Dave Walz, PA-C
  • Michelle Whaylen, PA-C

Additional Faculty and Professional Support

  • Brett Faine, PharmD
  • Anne Zepeski, PharmD

Secondary Appointment in Emergency Medicine

Emeritus

Residency Alumni

Our residents have many choices available after completing their residency training.

  • Charles Bach, MD - Mercy Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
  • Karen Cyndari, MD, PhD - PSTP Research Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • Benjamin Fitzgerald, MD - EMS Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA
  • Mohammad Kotob, MD - Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Iowa
  • Gabriel Lancaster, MD - UnityPoint Health Des Moines, IA
  • Robert Pedersen, MD - VA Medical Center Minneapolis, MN

Below is a summary of recent resident destinations.  ​

Contact Us

Residency Program Coordinator

Nikki Hansen
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-6511 ph
319-356-1138 fax
Email: nicole-hansen@uiowa.edu

Residency Program Director

Mike Takacs, MD 
Residency Program Director 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 1008 RCP 
Iowa City, IA 52242 
319-356-1484 ph 
Email: michael-takacs@uiowa.edu

Chair & Department Executive Officer

Andrew Nugent, MD 
Department Chair 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr, 1008 RCP 
Iowa City, IA 52242 
319-353-6360 ph 
Email: andrew-nugent@uiowa.edu