Our People

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS, FACS
Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship

Lillian Erdahl, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship

Brandee Baker, BAS
Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship

Fellows

Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery fellows and team at dinner

Current Fellow

Rebecca Uhlmann, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.
Residency: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas 

Alumni Fellows

Diane Krutzler (2020-2021)

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.
Residency: Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J.
Current Position: Breast Surgeon, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.V.

Cynthia Lee (2019-2020)

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J.
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.
Current Position: Breast Surgeon, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health - Somerset, Somerville, N.J.

Paige Harwell, MD (2018 - 2019)

Medical School: University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan.
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.
Current Position: Breast Surgeon, CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb.

Sophia Fu, MD (2017 - 2018)

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
Residency: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, New York
Current Position: Director of Breast Surgery, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Babylon, N.Y.

Emily Albright, MD (2016 - 2017)

Medical School: St. Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgical Oncology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

Anjali Thawani, MD (2015 - 2016)

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, Chicago
Current Position: Assistant Director of Breast Surgery, AMITA North, Carol Stream, Ill.;
High-Risk Surgical Program Director, AMITA North, Carol Stream, Ill.;
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Champion

"I was very well prepared to accept any role within breast surgery upon completion of my fellowship. This was due not only due to the depth of the clinical experience, but also because the professors invested in me fully, and made me a better clinician, surgeon, and student. At Iowa, I became the best version of myself in every way."

Rachael Ashcraft-Hayes, MD (2014 - 2015)

Medical School: University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.
Current Position: Medical Director Breast Center, Lutheran Medical Group, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sarah Colwick, MD (2013 - 2014)

Medical School: University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo.
Residency: Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Conn.
Current Position: Breast Surgeon, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis

"My fellowship year at University of Iowa was without a doubt the most valuable of my medical education. The skills and knowledge I obtained throughout that year have been the foundation of my practice."

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS (2012 - 2013)

Medical School: University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kingston, Jamaica
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. Iowa

Jesse Dirksen, MD (2011 - 2012)

Medical School: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, S.D.
Residency: Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, Pa.
Current Position: Medical Director, Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Breast Fellow at the UI Hospitals & Clinics. It was immediately apparent that I was part of a top notch fellowship program with a talented staff invested in my education."

Vinod Gollapalli, MBBS (2009 - 2010)

Medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, India
Residency: General Surgery, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, New York
Current Position: Attending General Surgery, Breast Oncology, Advanced Laparoscopy, Santa Cruz Valley Hospital, Tuscon, Ariz.

"Excellent well rounded operative and research experience in breast oncology with top notch world class faculty."

Heidi Richardson, MD (2007 - 2008)

Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Current Position: Breast Surgeon, MultiCare Rockwood Cancer and Blood Specialty Center, Spokane, Wash.

Contact Us

For program information and application process contact:

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS, FACS
Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship
ingrid-lizarraga@uiowa.edu

Lillian Erdahl, MD, FACS
Associate Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship
lillian-erdahl@uiowa.edu

Brandee Baker, BAS
Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship
brandee-baker@uiowa.edu