Surgical Pathology Fellowship

About the Program

A one-year fellowship in surgical pathology (four positions) is offered by the Division of Surgical Pathology. Based in a 734-bed tertiary care university hospital, the program provides advanced training and responsibility in diagnostic surgical pathology through rotations which include preliminary diagnosis of all cases, frozen section interpretation, gross room supervision, consult service, tumor boards, and elective time for sub-specialty and/or research experience.

Special laboratory expertise may be gained in Molecular Pathology/Diagnostics and Immunopathology. The laboratory examines 40,000 surgical specimens and 4,050 frozen sections per year.

Accreditation

The Surgical Pathology fellowship training is directly associated with our Pathology residency which is ACGME-accredited program # 300-18-21-116.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Pathology fellowships are available at Iowa?

There are fellowships available in surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, microbiology, blood/bank transfusion medicine, and molecular pathology.

How is vacation time handled?

Fellows have 15 weekday vacation days a year. Professional leave for meetings is negotiated on an individual basis. Leave is granted for National Board exams and American Board of Pathology exams but not for board preparation courses. For job interviews or board preparation courses, each house staff member will be allowed five working days of leave. Additional days taken for job interviews or board preparation courses must use vacation.

What about fringe benefits such as book/travel funds?

Each fellow is given $1500/year for books/journals, meetings or memberships. Travel to national conferences is paid for by the department for fellows presenting abstracts.

How well do Iowa fellows fare in finding jobs after training?

The established reputation of excellence in training at the University of Iowa, combined with the recent trend of increasing demand and aging of current pathologists, has meant a tremendous opportunity for fellows from our program. All departing fellows in recent years have had no difficulty getting offers for desirable positions in both academic and private settings.

Fellows Life

Rotations

All rotations are done at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The core of training is provided by the clinical rotation core accounting for the vast majority of the training year. This core consists of frozen section, “hot seat”, gross room supervision, and consultation case rotations. During the frozen section rotation, the fellow is responsible for assessing, preparing and interpreting frozen sections with the assistance of ancillary staff and house staff, under supervision from faculty.

The primary fellow function during the gross room supervision rotation is responsibility for oversight of more junior house staff in their specimen grossing activities. In addition, they cover after hour frozen sections with faculty backup. The “hot seat” rotation necessitates an evaluation of all slides generated for the day with the issuing of a preliminary diagnosis, which is available to medical center personnel. The consult case rotations deal with difficult cases submitted to the faculty for their expert opinion or review of those cases where the patient is being referred to UI Hospitals & Clinics for definitive therapy.

Elective

Elective time can be utilized for research as well as rotations covering other sub-disciplines such as dermatopathology, immunopathology, or molecular pathology.

Education/Conferences

The fellows are required to staff various tumor board conferences presenting the pertinent pathological findings from patients being discussed. In addition, there is a weekly conference with the Director of Surgical Pathology where cases are discussed as well as issues pertaining to laboratory administration, personnel supervision and other topics relevant to the early days of surgical pathology practice.

The fellows also present Surgical Pathology Gross and Microscopic Conference to the residents twice annually. They are encouraged to participate in the daily conference schedule as their clinical assignments permit with some of these activities representing didactic type presentations given by faculty for house staff.

Research Opportunities

The opportunity to participate in research is provided within the structure of the program and is encouraged. In addition, the fellow may elect to spend any elective time pursuing research projects.

Surgical Pathology with Gastrointestinal (GI) Emphasis

This one-year program is designed to provide an advanced, intensive educational experience in Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology. The fellowship emphasizes graduated responsibility and includes a significant component of independent fellow signout. The fellow will also present at our three GI Tumor Boards (Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Neuroendocrine) and will be integral to our weekly, pathologist-driven GI-Liver Biopsy Multidisciplinary Teaching Conference. The fellow also will rotate through four months of our General Surgical Pathology Service, with Hot Seat, Frozen Section, and Consults rotations. Research is strongly encouraged, and our faculty are highly motivated to mentor trainees in clinical and translational projects.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has 45,000 Surgical Pathology accessions each year, including 10,000 in-house GI cases and 350 extramural consultations. The GI Pathology Service handles all in-house and consult tubal gut and liver cases, including a large volume of pediatric cases. We have an active liver transplant program. Our GI Pathology faculty also direct the Clinical Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, sign out on the Molecular Pathology Service, and participate in the nation’s first and only neuroendocrine tumor SPORE.

Requirements

Applications will be accepted from residents who will have had three years of straight Anatomic Pathology training or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training. Board eligible applicants are preferred.

Inquiries

Andrew M Bellizzi, MD
Director of GI Pathology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Phone: 1-319-356-4436
Email: andrew-bellizzi@uiowa.edu

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to the Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, please send or email to Vicky Farrington-Howrey a cover letter, CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application, current curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school Dean’s letter, three letters of recommendation that include one from the pathology residency director and two additional faculty, USMLE scores (steps 1, 2, and 3), copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only), copy of Permanent Visa (if applicable), and copy of medical school diploma.

Applications will be accepted until fellowship position(s) are filled.

Priority Deadline

Applications generally accepted up to 22 months prior to start of the fellowship year, until positions are filled.

Eligibility for Fellowship

Applications will be accepted from residents who have had two to four years of straight anatomic pathology training and from residents who have three to four years of combined anatomic and clinical pathology training. Board eligible applicants are preferred.

The Interview

We will interview about 4-8 candidates for 3-5 positions beginning in late September and ending by mid-March. Orientation for all new fellows begins on July 1, so you must be available for that start date and be licensed in Iowa by June 30.

I got an interview! Now what?

What should I expect the night before my interview?

Two of the current Surgical Pathology Fellows will join the candidate for dinner around 6 PM. Dress is casual attire.

This dinner is an opportunity for you to meet us, your potential future colleagues, and we are here to answer your questions. Don’t be shy about asking about the things that are on your mind.

What should I expect on the interview day?

The fellowship coordinator will meet you around 8:30 a.m. at the fountain entrance of the hospital and will escort you to your first interview. We suggest business attire for your interview day.

The components of your day will include: an overview of the fellowship program, individual meetings with the Fellowship Director, faculty and fellows within the division. If there is a specific person you would like to visit with please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

Our People

Our people are the heart of our program. From the reception desk to the laboratory technicians, from the gross room to the molecular laboratory, from the blood bank to the FNA clinic, from the resident room to the faculty offices, you will find our people in our department interested and eager to help you become the best pathologist you can be.

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, teachers and clinicians in our profession. We provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals while maintaining an open-door philosophy and collegial atmosphere.

Current Fellows

Nicole Becker, portrait

Nicole Becker, MD

5231B RCP
1-319-678-8109, pager #9809
nicole-e-becker@uiowa.edu

Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, IOWA CITY, Iowa, 2013-2018
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, IOWA CITY, Iowa, 2018-2022

Publications:

Becker N, Moore SA, Jones KA:  The inflammatory pathology of dysferlinopathy is distinct from calpainopathy, Becker muscular dystrophy, and inflammatory myopathies.  Acta Neuropathol Commun 2022;10(1):17

Suraju MO, Peyton N, Mooers B, Jensen C, Shilyansky J:  Congenital intrathoracic accessory spleen is a very rare trick of nature.  Cardiothorac Surg 2020;15(1):232

Peyton N, Rastogi P:  Necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies (Anti-Gbm).  Acad Pathol 2020;7:2374289520975166

Patel A, Williams-Perez S, Peyton N, Reicks A, Buzick J, Farley J, Shirar S, Ellerbroek SM:  Arg188 drives RhoC membrane binding. Small GTPases 2017. 8(2): 114-21

Julie Eclov, portrait

Julie Eclov, MD, PhD

5231B RCP
1-319-356-2139, pager #2851
julie-eclov@uiowa.edu

Medical School:  Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion S.D., 2007-2016
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., 2018-2022

Publications:

Louwagie EJ, Larsen TD Wachal AL, Gandy TCT, Eclov JA, Rideout TC, Kern KA, Cain JT, Anderson RH, Mdaki KS, Baack ML:  Age and sex influence mitochondria and cardiac health in offspring exposed to maternal glucolipotoxicity.  iScience 2020;23(911):101746

Preston CC, Larsen TD, Eclov JA, Louwagie EJ, Gandy TCT, Faustino RS, Baack ML:  Maternal high fat diet and diabetes disrupts transcriptomic pathways that regulate cardiac metabolism and cell fate in newborn rate hearts.  Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2020;17:570846

Eclov JA, Qian Q, Redetzke R, Chen Q, Wu SC, Healy CL, Ortmeier SB, Harmon E, Shearer GC, O’Connell TD:  EPA, not DHA, prevents fibrosis in pressure overload-induced heart failure:  Potential role of free fatty acid receptor 4.  J Lipid Res 2015;56(12):2297-308

Matthew Gosse, portrait

Matthew Gosse, MD (GI Emphasis)

5231B RCP
1-319-356-2135, pager #8255
matthew-gosse@uiowa.edu

Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013-2018
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2018-2022

Publications:

Gosse MD:  Expanding our reach.  Appl Immunohistochem Mol Moorphol 2021;29(1):3-4

Beck AC, Cho E, White JR, Paemka L, Li T, Gu VW, Thompson DT, Koch KE, Franke C, Gosse M, Wu, VT, Landers SR, Pamatmat AJ, Kulak MV, Weigel RJ:  AP-2a regulates s-phase and is a marker for sensitivity to PI3K inhibitor buparlisib in colon cancer.  Mol Cancer Res 2021;19(7):1156-67

Boukhar SA, Gosse MD, Bellizzi AM, Rajan AKD:  Ki-67 proliferation index assessment in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors by digital image analysis with stringent case and hotspot level concordance requirements.  Am J Clin Pathol 2021;156(4):607-19

Gosse MD, Appelman HD:  Unsuspected cirrhosis-like subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma in explanted liver: A review. AJSP: Reviews & Reports 2020;25:45-7

Gandhi S, Gosse MD, Nishii Y, Nuxoll E:  Barrier-mediated pulsatile release. J Memb Sci 2015;495:35160

Alexandra Isaacson, portrait

Alexandra Isaacson, MD

5231B RCP
1-319-356-2137, pager #2653
alexandra-isaacson@uiowa.edu

Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, IOWA CITY, Iowa, 2013-2018
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, IOWA CITY, Iowa, 2018-2022

Publications:

Isaacson AL, Sompallae RR, Guseva NV, Bellizzi AM Bossler AD, Ma D:  Genomic profiling of metastatic uveal melanoma shows frequent coexisting BAP1 or SF3B1 and GNAQ/GNA11 mutations and correlation with prognosis.  Am J Clin Pathol 2022;Feb 25:qac019 [online ahead of print]

Parsons MG, Halvorson TS, Isaacson AL, Blau JL, Merrill AE:  No longer benign:  Altered mental status and apparent coagulopathy in a woman with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.  J Appl Lab Med 2021;6(3):784-9

Halvorson TS, Isaacson AL, Ford BA, Firchau DJ:  The postmotem features of mucormycosis.  Acad Forensic Pathol 2020;10(2):72-80

Obeidat M, Isaacson AL, Chen SJ, Ivanovic M, Holanda D:  Zebra-like bodies in COVID-19:  Is phospholipidosis evidence of hydroxychloroquine-induced acute kidney injury?  Ultrastruct Pathol 2020;44(4-6):519-23

Isaacson AL, Dahmoush L, Robinson RA: Primary localized amyloidosis presenting as urethral stricture:  An important differential diagnosis on frozen section. Hum Path Case Rep 2020;20:200365

Klair JS, Isaacson AL, El Abiad R:  Every coin has 2 sides, just like this gastric cardia mass.  Gastrointest Endosc 2019;90(1):159-60

Isaacson AL, Guseva NV, Bossler AD, Ma D:  Urothelial carcinoma with an NRF1-BRAF rearrangement and response to targeted therapy. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud 2019;5(3):a003848

Isaacson AL, Robinson RA, Samuelson MI:  Creating pathologists from a post-sophomore pathology fellowship:  21 years and 126 fellows at an academic pathology department.  Acad Pathol 2019;6:2374289519851203

Past Fellows

Ibrahim Abukhiran, portrait

Ibrahim Abukhiran, MBBS (2021-2022)

GI Emphasis
Medical School:  Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, Irbid, Jordan, 2009-2015
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017-2021
Current Position:  Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Denise Jacob, portrait

Denise Jacob, MD (2021-2022)

Medical School:  Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Saint Lucia, 2013-2017
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017-2021
Current Position:  Cytopathology Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, N.Y.

Joseph Laakman, portrait
Joseph Laakman, MD (2021-2022)

Medical School:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark., 2013-2017
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017-2021
Current Position:  Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Utah/ARUP, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mohammad Obeidat, portrait

Mohammad Obeidat, MBBS (2021-2022)

Medical School:  Mutah University, KARAK, Jordan, 2007-2013
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017-2021
Current Position:  Renal Pathology Fellowship, Stanford Health Care Center, Stanford, Calif.

Jadon Wiese, MD

Jadon Wiese, MD (2021-2022)

Medical School:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark., 2013-2017
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017-2021
Current Position:  Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Corey Allard, portrait

Corey Allard, DO (2020-2021)

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo., 2012-2016
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2016-2020
Current Position: Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Neha Dhungana, portrait

Neha Dhungana, MD (2020-2021)

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2016
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2016-2020
Current Position: Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Renee Eigsti, portrait

Renee Eigsti, MD (2020-2021)

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2016
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2016-2020
Current Position: Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Daniel Pelletier, portrait
Daniel Pelletier, MD (2020-2021)

Medical School:  University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Neb., 2012-2016
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2016-2020
Current Position:  Pathologist, Winfield Pathology Consultants, Winfield, Ill.

Jamaal Rehman, portrait

Jamaal Rehman, MD (2020-2021)

GI Emphasis

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, Fla., 2009-2015
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Chicago Northshore, Evanston, Ill., 2016-2020
Current Position:  Pathologist, McHenry Pathology Associates, McHendry, Ill.

Christina Hodgson, portrait

Christina Hodgson, MD (2019-2020)

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan., 2011-2015
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2015-2019
Additional Training: Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2019-2020
Current Position: Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

John Lee, DO
John Lee, DO  (2019-2020)

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, Colo.,  2011-2015
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2015-2019
Current Position: Pathologist, Pathology Associates of Mason City, Mason City, Iowa

Devin Shrock, MD
Devin Shrock, MD  (2019-2020)

Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan., 2011-2015
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2015-2019
Current Position:  Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Rachel Starks, portrait
Rachel Starks (2019-2020)

Medical School:  Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2008-2015
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2015-2019
Additional Training:  Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 2019-2020
Current Position:  Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Yanmin Zhang, MD
Yanmin Zhang, MB (2019-2020)

Emphasis: GI 
Medical School: Hubei Medical University, Hubei, China, 1994-1999
Residency:  AP/CP, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2014-2018
Additional Training:  Hematopathology Fellowship, Northwestern University CHICAGO, 2018-2019
Current Position:  Pathologist, Main Line Pathology Associates, Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Sumaya Al Rawi, MBChB

Sumaya Al Rawi, MBChB (2018-2019)

Medical School: University of Baghdad Medical School, Baghdad, 1996-2003
Residency: AP/CP, Lab Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2012-2017
Fellowship: Cytopathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2017-2018
Current Position: Pathologist, Bloomington Medical Laboratory Physicians, SC, Bloomington, Ill.

Isabelle Cui, MD

Isabelle Cui, MD (2018-2019)

GI Emphasis

Medical School: University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2009-2013
Residency: AP/CP, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, 2013-2017
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2017-2018
Current Position: Pathologist, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore

Jon Thomason, MD

Jon Thomason, MD (2018-2019)

Medical School: University of Kansas, Kan., 2010-2014
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2014-2018
Current Position: Pathologist, MAWD Pathology, Lenexa, Kans.

Neha Varshney, MBBS

Neha Varshney, MBBS (2018-2019)

Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India, 2004-2011
Residency: AP/CP, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 2014-2018
Current Position: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

Sagar Vishal, MD

Sagar Vishal, MD (2018-2019)

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark., 2008-2014
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2014-2018
Current Position: Pathologist, Fox Valley Pathologists, Appleton, Wisc.

Craig Dunseth, MD

Craig Dunseth, MD (2017-2018)

Medical School: University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo., 2009-2013
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013-2017
Current Position: Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Mo.

Sydney Rooney

Sydney Rooney, MD (2017-2018)

Medical School: University of North Dakota, School of Medicine, Grand Forks, N.D., 2009-2013
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013-2017
Current Position: Pathologist, St. Cloud Pathologists, PA, St. Cloud, Minn.

Woodlyne Roquiz, DO

Woodlyne Roquiz, DO (2017-2018)

GI Emphasis

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pa., 2006-2010
Residency: AP/CP, ValleyCare Health Systems, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio, 2010-2012
Residency: AP/CP, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill., 2012-2014
Fellowship: Hematopathology Fellow, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill., 2014-2015
Fellowship: Hematopathology/Molecular Diagnostics Fellow, William Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Mich., 2016-2017
Current Position: Pathologist, Gastroenterology Consultants of North Shore, Glenview, Ill.

Katie Schouweiler, MD

Katie Schouweiler, MD (2017-2018)

Medical School: University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Science, Grand Forks, N.D., 2009-2013
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013-2017
Current Position: Pathologist, St. Cloud Pathologists, PA, St. Cloud, Minn.

Wu

Angela Wu, MD (2017-2018)

Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2009-2013
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2013-2017
Current Position: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Deema Alkapalan, MD

Deema Alkapalan, MD (2016-2017)

Medical School: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria, 2007
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012-2016
Current Position:  Pathologist, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, Ky.

Ava Bhattarai, MBBS

Ava Bhattarai, MD (2016-2017)

Medical School: Zainul Haq Sikder Mohila Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002
Residency: AP/CP, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, 2007-2010; University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012-2016
Current Position: Faculty, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn.

Omar Jaber, MD

Omar Jaber, MD (2016-2017)

Concentrated Study in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

Medical School: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2009
Residency: AP/CP, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2010-2011; University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2014
Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2014-2015
Fellowship: Cytopathology, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2015-2016
Current Position: Pathologist, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Stephanie Chen

Stephanie Chen, MD (2015-2016)

Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011
Residency: AP/CP, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2011-2015
Additional Training: Dermatopathology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2016-2017
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Anna Dolezal

Anna Dolezal, MD (2015-2016)

Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2015
Current Position: Pathologist, St. Charles Health System, Bend, Org.

Marisa Jacob

Marisa Jacob, MD (2015-2016)

Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, 2011
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2015
Additional Training: Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, Minneapolis, 2016-2017
Current Position: Pathologist, Saint Lucia

Carly Rysgaard

Carly Rysgaard, MD (2015-2016)

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, 2011
Residency: AP/CP, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2011-2015
Current Position: Pathologist, St. Cloud Pathologists, PA, St. Cloud, Minn.

Fellowship Leaders

Program Director

Laila Dahmoush     Laila Dahmoush, MBChB

     Clinical Professor of Anatomic Pathology and Urology
     Assistant Director of Cytopathology
     Director of Urologic Oncology Pathology – Holden
         Comprehensive Cancer Center
     5216-D Roy Carver Pavilion
     200 Hawkins Drive
     Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
     319-356-4440
     Email: laila-dahmoush@uiowa.edu

 


Fellowship Coordinator

Vicky Farrington-Howrey
     Vicky Farrington-Howrey
     200 Hawkins Drive
     C684 General Hospital
     Iowa City, IA 52242
     Phone: 319-356-0319
     Fax: 319-384-9613
     Email:  vicky-farrington@uiowa.edu

Key Faculty

Robert A. Robinson , MD, PhD
Co-Director of Surgical Pathology
319-356-3264
robert-a-robinson@uiowa.edu

Megan I. Samuelson, MD
Co-Director of Surgical Pathology
319-353-6796
megan-samuelson@uiowa.edu

Amani Bashir, MBBS
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-467-5706
amani-bashir@uiowa.edu

Andrew Bellizzi, MD
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-356-4436
andrew-bellizzi@uiowa.edu

Laila Dahmoush, MBChB
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-356-4440
laila-dahmoush@uiowa.edu

Marina Ivanovic, MD, FIAC
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-353-6861
marina-ivanovic@uiowa.edu

Chris Jensen, MD
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-356-3217
chris-jensen@uiowa.edu

D Anand Rajan Kanagasabapathy, MBBS, MD
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-353-6541
anand-rajand@uiowa.edu

Deqin Ma, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-384-5700
deqin-ma@uiowa.edu

Anthony Snow, MD
Surgical Pathology Faculty
319-353-8986
anthony-snow@uiowa.edu