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Current Residents

PGY-7

Logan Helland, MD

Royce Woodroffe, MD

Chief Residents (PGY-6)

Muhammad Ali, MD

Mario Zanaty, MD

Medical school: Université Saint-Joseph Faculté de Médecine
Undergraduate: Université Saint-Joseph Faculté de Médecine
Hometown: Zahle, Lebanon

PGY-5

Luyuan Li, MD

Scott Seaman, MD

Medical school: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Francis University
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.

PGY-4

Colin Gold, MD

Brian Park, MD

Medical school: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Hometown: Anaheim, Cali.

PGY-3

David Christianson, MD

Mark Dougherty, MD

Medical school: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Duke University
Hometown: Austin, Texas

PGY-2

Nahom Teferi, MD

Medical school: Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences
Post-doctoral scholar/fellowship in neurosurgery: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Timothy Woodiwiss, MD

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Washington State University
Hometown: Moses Lake, Wash.                            

PGY-1

Michael Kritikos, portrait

Michael Kritikos, MD

Tyson Matern, portrait

Tyson Matern, MD

Medical School: University of Neveda, Reno School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Hometown: Bountiful, Utah

"During my interview day at the University of Iowa, it was clear that the neurosurgery program offered extremely well-rounded training with strong clinical, operative, and research experience. It was also clear that the residents and faculty at Iowa are a cohesive, friendly, and hard-working group that would provide excellent mentorship and collegiality. Overall, the program's vast resources and commitment to training future leaders in academic neurosurgery made Iowa the preferred choice for my residency training."