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Current Residents

Nader Shakir, DO

Nader Shakir, portrait

Class: 2022
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Undergraduate school: Carnegie Mellon University
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional interests: Health disparities, refugee and immigrant health, treatment of PTSD, health care education, and community improvement
Outside interests: Technology, building and repairing computers, hiking, squash, traveling, and spending time with my family
Email: nader-shakir@uiowa.edu


Kumi Yuki, MD*

Kumi Yuki, portrait

Class: 2022
Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Undergraduate school: Nagoya City University 
Medical school: Nagoya City University Medical School
Professional interests: Integration of psychiatry and family medicine, child psychiatry, global medicine, and counseling psychology
Outside interests: Parenting, swimming, gardening, yoga, and having fun with family and friends
Email: kumi-yuki@uiowa.edu


Kate Jarvis, MD*

Kate Jarvis, portrait
Class: 2023
Hometown: Menominee, Ill.
Undergraduate school: Knox College
Medical school: University of Illinois
Professional interests: Integrating family medicine and psychiatry, rural healthcare, and geriatric mental health care
Outside interests: Cooking, reading, spending time on my family's dairy farm, and spending time with friends and family
Email: kate-jarvis@uiowa.edu


Nicole Woodson-DeFauw, MD* 

Nicole Woodson-DeFauw, portrait
Class: 2023
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Undergraduate school: Luther College 
Medical school: Meharry Medical College
Professional interests: Health disparities, social determinants of health, adolescent medicine, addiction medicine, and mentoring pre-med students
Outside interests: Playing violin, powerlifting, spending time with family, watching movies, and playing games
Email: nicole-woodson@uiowa.edu


Grace Breuer, MD

Grace Breuer, portrait

Class: 2024
Hometown: Midland, Mich.
Undergraduate school: Michigan State University
Medical school: Central Michigan University
Professional interests: Primary care mental health integration, rural health care, addiction medicine, women’s health, and health education
Outside interests: Baking, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and board games
Email: grace-breuer@uiowa.edu


Kale Siebert, MD

Kale Siebert, MD

Class: 2024
Hometown: Deerwood, Minn.
Undergraduate school: University of St. Thomas
Medical school: University of Minnesota
Professional interests: LGBTQ medicine, integrating psychiatry into primary care, addiction medicine, and underserved medicine
Outside interests: Running, traveling, snowboarding, rock climbing, yoga, food, studying Japanese, and tech
Email: kale-siebert@uiowa.edu


Jacob Groen, DO

Jacob Groen portrait

Class: 2025
Hometown: Shoreline, Wash.
Undergraduate school: Occidental College
Medical school: Pacific Northwest University
Professional interests: Marginalized populations, particularly the underserved, and LGBTQ care.
Email: jacob-groen@uiowa.edu


Joseph Rattenni, DO

Joseph Rattenni, portrait

Class: 2025
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Undergraduate school: University of Delaware
Medical school: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional interests: The social determinants of health, community and underserved medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, metacognition, the bicameral mind theory and jungian psychology, and neuropsychopharmacology
Email: joseph-rattenni@uiowa.edu

*Chief resident


Meha Desai, MD

Meha Desai, portrait

Class: 2026
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Undergraduate school: Illinois Institute of Technology
Medical school: University of Illinois at Chicago
Professional interests: integration of psychiatry into primary care, underserved medicine, global health, immigrant and refugee health, women's health
Outside interests: spending time with friends and family, cooking/baking, reading, painting, caring for houseplants, playing flute, tennis
Email: meha-desai@uiowa.edu


Angella Gyamfi, DO

Angella Gyamfi, portrait

Class: 2026
Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana & Apple Valley, Minn.
Undergraduate School: Cornell College
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)
Professional Interests: Integration of psychiatry and family medicine, global medicine, rural healthcare, underserved medicine, and mentoring pre-med individuals
Outside Interests: Spending time with family and friends, dancing, singing/choir, cooking, Korean cuisine, watching movies and Asian dramas, and learning about different cultures.
Email: angella-gyamfi@uiowa.edu