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Welcome to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Residency Program.

We are confident you can find what you're looking for here:  broad clinical exposure to all aspects of primary and tertiary care pediatrics, outstanding evidence-based curriculums, extensive teaching and mentorship, unparalleled research opportunities, and passionate, engaged colleagues. We’re lucky to have all of this in a dynamic, diverse, and safe city.

We prioritize a few things in our program:

  • Individualized rotation scheduling focused on career exploration or planning
  • Collaborative, approachable residents, fellows, and faculty members
  • Innovative didactics and broad-based curricular initiatives
  • Personalized mentorship and targeted feedback

Our program can give you great clinical experiences with lots of flexibility in scheduling, and close relationships with your colleagues and supervisors. We really are a community here.

Check out our new, state-of-the-art Stead Family Children’s Hospital! It opened early 2017, and with it we grew the size of our faculty, increased our clinical volume, improved access to our resources, and engaged the community and the state. It’s an exciting time to be at Iowa!

About half of our graduates go on to primary care pediatrics, and about half match into choice fellowships across the country.  Check out some of the resident profiles here to meet the people you'll get to work with.

We encourage you to review our website to get to know the people and opportunities that make our program great. Reach out to our education team, our chief residents, and anyone you see here to find out why they joined our team. We think you’ll find your place here too.

Program Director Amy Stier, and Associate Program Directors Eyad Hanna, Erin Howe, and Glenda Rabe

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Tour

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital

The new facility opened in early 2017

Iowa City

Discover what makes our community a great place to call home.

Our Residents

Meet our current residents!





Contact Us

Jolynn Leyden-Schevers
Pediatric Residency Coordinator
Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
2015-26 Boyd Tower (BT)
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 1-319-356-3462
Fax: 319-356-4855
Email: peds-res@uiowa.edu

Rachel Segal
Rachel Segal

I chose Iowa because I was seeking a program that would allow me to cultivate my skills and personal development by providing a balance between autonomy and support. In addition, the faculty and residents made me feel comfortable and created an environment that made me excited to get to work here every day.

Ben Spector
Ben Spector

While attending the University of Iowa for medical school, I was exposed to all of the wonderful faculty and staff that the Children’s Hospital has to offer.  I was confident that the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a place where I can grow professionally and make lasting friendships.

Courtney Glos
Courtney Glos

I wanted to stay in the Midwest and train at a program with a history of strong job and fellowship placement.  The exceptional family-friendliness and camaraderie of current residents made Iowa an easy choice.

Kaitlin White
Kaitlin White

I chose Iowa because the staff and other residents provided a supportive and fun environment to practice pediatrics!   The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has a reputation for excellent pediatric care, and I am very excited to be a part of its care team.

Alex Hoover
Alex Hoover

I chose Iowa because of the extraordinary quality of the faculty and residents who were part of the program. Iowa also offers the opportunity to pursue any career and/or fellowship in the field of pediatrics. Go Hawks!

Oriana Vanegas Calderón

I chose the University of Iowa because it offers outstanding clinical training in a friendly environment, great faculty support, excellent teaching and high quality research, and is located in an amazing city in which to live and raise a family.