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Chief Residents

Katie Meidl, MD, Brandon Neisewander, MD, Kale Siebert, MD

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa! As chief residents, we would like to introduce you to our program. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the opportunities that make our program special.

Our department was founded in 1920 and has a longstanding tradition of excellence. Residents receive outstanding training through a combination of diverse clinical experiences, a comprehensive educational curriculum taught by expert faculty, and abundant opportunities for research. These elements are enhanced by a supportive learning environment and strong camaraderie among residents, fellows, and faculty, as well as administrators and support staff.

In addition to our four-year categorical psychiatry residency program, we have combined training programs in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry and Family Medicine-Psychiatry, along with multiple fellowships.

Our clinical training occurs primarily at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics–a tertiary care center which receives patient referrals from across Iowa as well as neighboring states. We also train at the Iowa City VA Medical Center and a variety of other community clinics.  

We treat a diverse patient population with a wide range of psychiatric conditions. In addition to our general inpatient units, more unique services include a combined medicine-psychiatric unit, a geriatric unit, a crisis stabilization unit, and a unit for child and adolescent patients. Rotations on our interventional (ECT, TMS, Ketamine), substance use disorder, and consult-liaison services are routinely among the most highly rated educational experiences. Senior residents have opportunities to choose from a wide array of elective opportunities.

Iowa City is routinely ranked highly among the best places to live. It is a vibrant university town that offers a variety of cultural activities, outdoor festivals, restaurants, theater, night life, sporting events, and outdoor recreation. The area is family-friendly, with excellent school systems and activities for all ages.

We’d love to have you come visit our program and hope that you’ll consider the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for the next step in your career!