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Fourth Year Residents

Elyse Brock, MD
Elyse Brock, MD
​University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, MD 5/2012
Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN, BA Biology, Family Studies, Biomedical Studies, 5/2008


Whitney Cowman, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, BA Biology: Biomedical Emphasis, 07/2007


Michelle Krohn, DO
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, DO 5/2012
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, BS Chemistry, 5/2007


Andrea O’Shea, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, BA Finance, 5/2005


Eric Tyler, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, BS Major in Psychology with Minor Family and Human Development, 8/2007

Third Year Residents


Michael Haugsdal, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 5/2013
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, BS Integrative Psychology, 5/2008
"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
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, MD 5/2013
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, BFA Communication Studies, 5/2009
"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
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, MD 5/2013
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, BA Biology, Psychology, 5/2008
"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
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, MD 5/2012
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology, 8/2011
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BS Biological Chemistry, 6/2004
"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
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, MD 5/2013
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, BS Biology, 5/2004

Second Year Residents


Lydia Alexander, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, MD, 5/2014
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, BA, Biological Sciences, 05/2010
"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
University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, DO, 06/2013
Lafayette College, Easton, PA, BS, Biochemistry, 05/2008
"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
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, MD, 05/2014
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, PhD, Pharmacology, 05/2013
Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN, BA, Physics, 05/2004
"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
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD, 5/2014
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BA, Psychology, 06/2009
"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
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, MD, 05/2014
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BA, Biology and Immunology, 06/2010
"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."

First Year Residents


Tara Hoff, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine


Courtney Kerestes, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine


Edward Nguyen, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


Trenton Place, DO, PhD
College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University


Marnie Terveen, MD
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine