Our People

Program Leadership

 

Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA
Director, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellowship
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Phone: 319-56-1869
Email: alicia-gerke@uiowa.edu

 

Jeff S. Wilson, MD 
Associate Director. Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellowship
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Phone: 319-356-2752
Email: jeff-wilson@uiowa.edu

 

David Stoltz, MS, PhD
Director, Division of Pulmonary, Occupational, and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine

Email: david-stoltz@uiowa.edu


Program Support

 

Amy Gingerich
Support Staff, Division of Pulmonary, Occupational, and Critical Care Medicine 

Phone: 319-353-6239
Email: amy-m-gingerich@uiowa.edu

Current Faculty

The Department of Internal Medicine has a faculty of nearly 300 professionals whose clinical, teaching, and research expertise spans the entire discipline of medicine.

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine Division Faculty

Department Faculty (alphabetical listing)

Current Fellows

First Year Fellows

Mark Frommelt

 

Mark Frommelt, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Wisconsin


Andrei Schwartz

 

Andrei Schwartz, MD
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa


Roger Struble

 

Roger Struble, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas
Residency: University of Iowa


Adam Wolfe

 

Adam Wolfe, MD
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: Abbott Northwestern


Second Year Fellows

Miles Hagner

 

Miles Hagner, MD
Medical School: University of Toledo
Residency: University of Cincinnati


Kimberly Helmkamp

 

Kimberly Helmkamp, MD
Medical School: University of Illinois-Peoria
Residency: University of Illinois-Peoria


Zack Rich

 

Zack Rich, MD
Medical School: Tufts University
Residency: Western Michigan University


Luis Vargas Buonfiglio

 

Luis Vargas Buonfiglio, MD
Medical School: Central De Venezuela
Residency: University of Iowa


Third Year Fellows

Michael Catlin

 

Michael Catlin, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Iowa


Bryce Duchman

 

Bryce Duchman, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa


Peter Szachowicz

 

Peter Szachowicz, MD
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


Thuong Tran

 

Thuong Tran, DO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Indiana University

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

Honors and Awards

2019

 

Congratulations to Camilo Cano for being voted 2019 Internal Medicine Resident/Fellow Teacher of the Year - by the Internal Medicine Residents!


2018

Michael Welsh among team of scientists sharing 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
The 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to five scientists, including the University of Iowa’s Michael Welsh, MD, for transformative discoveries in the fields of genetics, physiology, pulmonology and pharmacology that led to the development of life-altering precision-targeted treatments for the devastating multi-organ disease cystic fibrosis (CF).


 

Congratulations to Jeff Wilson for being voted Internal Medicine Resident Faculty Teacher of the Year by the Internal Medicinue residents!


 

Congratulations to Elizabeth Batchelor for being voted 2018 Internal Medicine Resident/Fellow Teacher of the Year - by the Internal Medicine Residents!


2017

 

Congratulations to Charles Rappaport for being named 2017 Outstanding Fellow of the Year!


Alejandro Pezzulo wins Parker B. Francis Fellowship
Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, Fellow in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, has won a prestigious Parker B. Francis (PBF) Fellowship in Pulmonary Research. Under the guidance of a formally identified mentor—in this case, Division Director Dr. Joe Zabner—Dr. Pezzulo will use this 3-year, $156,000 award to pursue research into the role of two enzymes, HDAC6 and HSP90, in airway goblet cell metaplasia and its resultant impact on cystic fibrosis.


Jeff Wilson Wins Theilen Award
Dr. Jeffrey Wilson has been awarded one of the highest distinctions the Carver College of Medicine grants, the Dr. Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award. This award, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, recognizes a faculty member each year who embodies the ideals Dr. Theilen exemplified in his compassion and dedication to students and patients on an individual basis, as well as his commitment to the college and hospital.


2016

Abou Alaiwa Receives the OVPRED Distinguished Mentor Award
Dr. Abou Alaiwa was one of several members of the Department of Internal Medicine who were recognized at the The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development’s “Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony” on Wednesday, April 13.


Pulmonary Post-Doc Wins CFF Award
Dr. Bradley Rosen, post-doctoral fellow, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Harry Schwachman Clinical Investigator Award. This three-year, $300,000 award also provides an addition $90,000 in funds for expenses. It is typically given to young clinicians transitioning from post-doc careers into careers in academic medicine studying cystic fibrosis.