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 Fellow

No current fellow at this time.

 

Past Fellows

Meredith Parsons, portrait

Meredith Parsons, MD
(2021-2022)

BS:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 2007-2011
MD:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2013-2018
Residency:  CP, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2018-2021
Current Position:  Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Hasan Samra, portrait

Hasan Samra, MD
(2020-2021)

Medical School: MD, Syrian Private University, Syrian Arab Republic, 2007-2014
Residency: AP/CP, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisc., 2016-2020
Current Position:  Faculty, Augusta University, Augusta, Ga.

Harry Porterfield, DO

Harry Porterfield, DO
(2016-2017)

Medical School: Rocky Vista University, Parker, CO, 2007-2012
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, 2012-2016
Additional Training: Fellowship, General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 2017-2019
Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology, UI Hospitals & Clinics, 2018-2019
Current Position: Staff Clinician, Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md.


Daniel Marko, BMBS
(2010-2012)

Medical School: Flinders University of South Australia; 2001-2004
Residency: AP/CP, University of California, Davis; 2005-2009
Additional Training: Hematopathology/Immunopathology Fellowship, University of California, Davis; 2009-2010 and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, University of Iowa; 2012-2013
Current Position: Hematopathologist, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba
Transfusion Medicine Consultant, Canadian Blood Services
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Department of Pathology, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Sophie Arbefeville, MD
(2008-2010)

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, 2002
Residency: AP/CP, Stony Brook University Medical Center, 2004-2008
Additional Training: Clinical Microbiology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2008-2009 and Research Clinical Microbiology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2009-2010
Current Position: Assistant Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology & Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Alan Junkins, PhD
(2007-2009)

Medical School: University of Wisconsin, 1991
Additional Training: Clinical Microbiology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2007-2009
Current Position: Chief of Microbiology, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

Fellowship Leaders

Program Director

Dr. Bradley Ford
Bradley Ford, PhD, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Clinical Microbiology
200 Hawkins Drive - C606 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
Phone: 319-356-2990
Email:  bradley-ford@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