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Fourth Year Residents

Michael Haugsdal, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
"I chose Iowa for its strong commitment to all three pillars of academic medicine, particularly opportunities in education. As a native Iowan the culture and opportunities of the surrounding community were also appealing."

Abigail Mancuso, MD
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
"I chose Iowa because it was not only the place where I would get the best education, it was the place where I would enjoy my 4 years the most. They have a great reputation for strong academics and top-notch faculty and I really felt at home among the residents."

Adrianne Racek, MD
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND
"I instantly loved Iowa because everyone was so friendly and nice. I love the exposure to so many fellowships and the amazing hospital facilities. It has everything you would want in an academic program combined with "Midwest nice" situated in a welcoming community."

Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology
"I chose to come to Iowa because it provides outstanding, balanced clinical training in a supportive, friendly, and education-oriented environment. Moreover, it provides a rich research environment with ample opportunities to engage in both clinical and basic science research throughout the training process and beyond with enthusiastic and accessible physician scientist role models."

Heather Williams, MD
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, MD

Third Year Residents

Lydia Alexander, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
"The University of Iowa was a top choice for me because I felt it had a great balance of friendly and fun residents, knowledgeable and approachable staff, and excellent quality of life in the Iowa City area. I am thankful for the positive work environment every single day I am at work, and I love to spend time with my co-residents inside and outside of the hospital. As a bonus, the activities available in Iowa City are endless... beautiful running and cycling trails, a lively downtown area, and access to nearby lakes for kayaking, boating, and hiking. It's the perfect place to work AND play!"

Evan Cohen, DO
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
"I was drawn to Iowa because of the people here. The residents function as a family; everyone enjoys what they do and being a part of this community. There is a commitment to strong resident education and ample opportunities for research and education outside of the typical curriculum. Football games on fall Saturdays are a nice bonus too!"

Kathryn Huber-Keener, MD, PhD
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, PhD, Pharmacology
"I chose Iowa because it is a nationally respected residency that exposes its residents to general OB/GYN, its major fellowships, and great research while in an inspiring and friendly environment. The faculty and staff at Iowa really care about the education and well-being of its residents."

Ashley Lafever, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
"I chose Iowa because of the excellent clinical, surgical, and research opportunities available. The faculty members are enthusiastic about teaching, and they push the residents to become better every day. The residency program is a family that I couldn’t be happier to be a part of."

Andreea Mihai Newtson, MD
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
"I felt so comfortable during my interview, and the residents seemed so comfortable with each other. At Iowa, we look out for each other and function as a team."

Second Year Residents

Tara Hoff, MD
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC

Courtney Kerestes, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Edward Nguyen, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK

Trenton Place, DO, PhD
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Marnie Terveen, MD
Medical School: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD

First Year Residents

Rebecca Chung
Rebecca Chung, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Jordan Mattson
Jordan Mattson, MD
Medical School: West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Hope Richards
Hope Richards, MD
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Vincent Wagner
Vincent Wagner, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Heather Winn
Heather Winn, MD
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA